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.
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
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.
- Information literacy, Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Slavic folklore, Russian culture, Russian history
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.
- Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, bibliography, digital research tools, reference, information literacy, Russian book trade, open access.
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.
Reyes, B. M., Giullian, J. C., & Devlin, F. A. (2017). 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://dx.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
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) . This grant resulted in the publication of a peer-reviewed article in Library High Tech. The citation to the article is: Reyes, B. M., Giullian, J. C., & Devlin, F. A. (2017). 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. Although the tablets that were purchased using funds from the GRF continue to be used by faculty and staff in KU Libraries in a variety of ways, they are essentially redundant technology. The study found that the return on investment for tablet devices was minimal. Light and portable laptops are better adapted to most if not all types of library work. 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)
Co-winner, Faculty Service Award
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Kansas
Top Twenty library instruction articles of 2009
Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)