People

Sarah MeltonSarah V. Melton is Head of Digital Scholarship at Boston College Libraries where she oversees the digital scholarship group. She is an advocate for open research and has a soft spot for old maps. Her research interests include public history, intellectual property and open access, and the philosophy of information organization.

 O’Neill Library 212
 sarah.melton@bc.edu

Anna KijasAnna Kijas is Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian at Boston College Libraries where she experiments with the application of digital humanities tools and methods, focusing as much on the process, as on the final product. She manages the Digital Studio located in O’Neill Library. Her main areas of research include music criticism and reception studies of women musicians during the 19th through early 20th centuries. She writes about these topics on her professional blog and is the project lead for the Documenting Teresa Carreño project.

 O’Neill Library 206A (Digital Studio)
 anna.kijas@bc.edu

Stephen SturgeonStephen Sturgeon is Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian and English Liaison at Boston College’s O’Neill Library. In this role he performs collection development in English-language literature, criticism, and scholarship, provides research and reference help in the Humanities, and serves as the library’s liaison to the English department. His scholarly activities focus on textual scholarship, particularly in respect to 16th-century British poetry and British Modernist literary texts, and the digital textual analysis of literary and para-literary resources.

 O’Neill Library 308
stephen.sturgeon@bc.edu

Image of John O'ConnorJohn is Scholarly Communications Librarian at Boston College’s O’Neill Library. He manages Boston College’s Institutional Repository (eScholarship@BC) and Electronic Theses and Dissertations program. In addition, he spearheads campus outreach around scholarly communications issues including Copyright, Open Access, ORCID, Dataverse, and scholarly identity services. He is also interested in Scrum and agile project management in libraries.

 O’Neill Library 212
 john.oconnor.15@bc.edu

Image of Allison XuYaqing (Allison) Xu is Data and Visualization Librarian at Boston College’s O’Neill Library where she provides data related support for BC faculty, staff and students, including consultation and software training. She specializes in data visualization design, data analytics, database management and assessment. Her interests lie within the areas of information visualization, spatial analysis and geo-visualizations.

 O’Neill Library 212
 xupr@bc.edu

Header image: Francis W. Dahl’s Birds, Beasts, and Bostonians. From the Boston Collection, Burns Library, Boston College. CC BY-NC-ND.