Jon C. Giullian

University Libraries - International Collections
Associate Librarian; Head, International & Area Studies (IAS) department; Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian Studies (Tenured 2011)
Primary office:
785-864-8854
Watson Library
Room 519
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
785-864-3850



As Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian studies, I acquire materials from and about Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Caucasus; provide research and instructional services to KU faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars, K-12 community, and the general public; and serve as library liaison to related academic departments and areas studies centers. I also engage in research and professional service and provide support for programs in Global & International Studies and European Studies.

As Head of the IAS Department, I coordinate the work of the department's seven programs (African, East Asian, West European, Global and International; Middle East; Slavic and Eurasian; and Spain, Portugal, Latin American and Caribbean) within KU Libraries and with other campus units.

Education

M.L.S, Library and Information Science , School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

[M.Phil.], Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas

M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas

, Russian, Brigham Young University

Teaching

Library research education (information literacy) in support of courses in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Russian history, Slavic folklore, Russian culture, Societies and Cultures of Eurasia, Global and International Studies , and European Studies. I am also interested in Russian language pedagogy and the use of multi-media for building cultural and linquistic competency.

Bibliography, digital research tools, and information literacy as they relate to Russian, East European, and Eurasian librarianship (REEE). Russian book vendors and publishers. East European research libraries in the post-Soviet era. Open access publishing related to REEE.

Teaching Interests

  • Information literacy, Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Slavic folklore, Russian culture, Russian history

Research

Bibliography, digital research tools, information literacy as they relate to Russian, East European, and Eurasian librarianship (REEE). Russian books vendors and publishers. East European research libraries in the post-Soviet era. Open access publishing related to REEE.

Research Interests

  • Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, bibliography, digital research tools, reference, information literacy, Russian book trade, open access.

Service

I actively serve in national organizations dedicated to Slavic librarianship. These include the ASEEES Committee on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Slavic and East European Section (SEES) of ACRL. I support regional librarianship as a member of the Mountain Plains Library Association. I also serve in the KU Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) and on KU Libraries governance committees.

Selected Publications

Reyes, B. M., Giullian, J. C., & Devlin, F. A. (in press). iPad and Android Tablets: Wonder Pills or Placebo for Academic Library Staff? Library High Tech, 35(3), 393-407. DOI:10.1108/LHT-01-2017-0022 https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-01-2017-0022

Giullian, J. C., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (2017). Assessment of KU Libraries’ Slavic & Eurasian Collection: Purpose, Process, and Potential . Slavic and East European Information Resources, 18(1-2), 1-18. DOI:10.1080/15228886.2017.1322382 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228886.2017.1322382

Giullian, J. C. (2016). Aspects of Diversity in ASEEES National Conferences as a Reflection of the Field of Slavic and Eurasian Studies in North America: Case Studies of Gender, Location, Discipline, and Institution. Slavic and East European Information Resources, 17(4), 191-214. DOI:10.1080/15228886.2016.1246301 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228886.2016.1246301

Giullian, J. C., & Zitser, E. A. (2015). Beyond LibGuides: The Past, Present, and Future of Online Research Guides. Slavic and East European Information Resources, 16(4), 170-180. DOI:10.1080/15228886.2015.1094718 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228886.2015.1094718

Giullian, J. (2013). ‘Seans chernoi magii’ na Taganke: The Hunt for Master and Margarita in the Pravda Digital Archive. Slavic and East European Information Resources, 14(2/3), 102-126. DOI:10.1080/15228886.2013.813374 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228886.2013.813374

Giullian, J. (2010). Slavic Studies and the World: Embracing the Revolution of Open Access Publishing. In Globalization and the Management of Information Resources: Papers from the International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12-14 November 2008 (pp. 181-190). https://research.uni-sofia.bg/bitstream/10506/455/3/SOFIA2008_new.pdf https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/11151

Giullian, J. (2006). Where Library Meets Vendor: A Comparison of Six Vendors of Russian Books. In G. C. Ference & B. L. Schaffner (Eds.), Books, Bibliographies, and Pugs: A Festschrift In Honor of Murlin Croucher (pp. 87-112). Bloomington, IN: Slavica. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/11124

Selected Grants

Giullian, Jon C, Devlin, Fran A, Reyes, Betsaida M, Usability of Library E-Collections on Tablet Devices: Practitioners Perspectives, 2301892, KU General Research Fund (GRF) grant, $6,044, (07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society
1993 - Present

2014 Leadership Institute
Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA)
2014

Co-winner, Faculty Service Award
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Kansas
2010

Top Twenty library instruction articles of 2009
Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
2010


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