We are excited to announce TWO spring semester SCoSAA Reads events:
Friday, March 29, from 5-7pm in room 222 of the School of Management Building will feature a lively discussion of the Irish Republican Army (IRA)-Boston College situation and the related Oral History issues as relevant to the archival profession. Adjunct professor of oral history, Gail Matthews-DeNatal, will be joining us for this event!
Thursday, April 18, from 4:30-6pm in P206 will feature discussion of the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
We know you have plenty of other readings to do, but hope these two events entice you to go outside the standard archives, library and information science texts and think about other related materials.
For the March 29th event,
we have provided two documents for you to get an overview of the major issues and players. One recommended by the Boston College Archives (1) and the proceedings from the actual court case (2). A lot has been written about the IRA/Boston College situation, both within the archival and oral history fields, as well as the mainstream media and legal journals, meaning there is an overwhelming amount of material at our disposal. Check out a quick overview provided by the SAA
and the LibGuide
put together by Linda Watkins. A big thanks to Linda for making the LibGuide, for being a huge supporter of this event, and for all of her contributions to making SCoSAA Reads possible.
For the April 18th event, the entire book Quiet is highly recommended, but for the purposes of the SCoSAA Reads discussion we will point you to the Introduction and Chapter 9-When Should You Act More Extroverted than you Really Are? These excerpts will help us jump into a conversation about cultural biases associated with introversion, the importance of self-awareness, and the wide variety of strengths a new professional can exhibit no matter his/her personality type.
We hope to see you at one or both of our SCoSAA Reads events!
Access the readings for both of these events is available to anyone in the Simmons GSLIS community here. E-mail SCoSAA Webmaster Elise Dunham (firstname.lastname@example.org) from your simmons.edu address for the password.
(1) Palys, Ted and John Lowman. “Defending Research Confidentiality ‘To the Extent the Law Allows:’ Lessons From the Boston College Subpoenas.” Journal of Academic Ethics 10, no. 4 (December 2012): 271-97.
(2) UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS. FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT No. 11-2511, No. 12-1159; 685 F.3d 1. Decided July 26, 2012.