Jon C. Giullian, M.Phil., M.L.S.

University Libraries
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


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.

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

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

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 (NFGRF) grant, $6,044, . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.


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