Karen's role in the library
I am the collection development librarian for Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies. That means that I select material for Stanford libraries from and about this geographic region in all formats, for both the general collection and Special Collections. I'm the liaison to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and to the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. I also help students, faculty and other researchers to find Slavic, East European and Eurasian material.
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Editor of Slavic & East European Information Resources, a professional journal for Slavic librarians, 2000-
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Committee on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Distinguished Service Award Subcommittee, 2011-13.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS, former name of ASEEES), member of Bibliography & Documentation Committee (former name of CLIR), 1994-1998, 2005-2007. Chair, 1996-1998. This committee is the leadership group for librarians in AAASS/ASEEES.
Chair, Pacific Coast Slavic & East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV), 2002-2005.
Stanford University Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Steering Committee, member, 2001-2005, 2007-
Co-founder and editor of journal Slavic & East European Information Resources, The Haworth Press, 2000-2008; Routledge, 2009-
“Stanford Libraries to Expand Collecting in Estonian and Baltic Studies,” AABS [Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies] Newsletter, January 2012, 17-18.
“Iltimos, bizga kitoblar yuboring! U.S. Libraries’ Collecting Strategies for Central Asian Publications,” Slavic & East European Information Resources 8, no. 2-3 (2007), 31-47. Volume also published as Access to East European and Eurasian Culture: Publishing, Acquisitions, Digitization, Metadata (New York: The Haworth Press, 2007).
“Slavic Approval Plans: What Works and What Doesn’t,” Slavic & East European Information Resources 6, no. 4 (2005), 25-33. Abridged translation by K.M. Sukhorukov appears as “Особенности комплектования фондов славистики в библиотеках США” [Special Issues of Slavic Collection Development in Libraries of the USA], Библиография, 2007, no. 4:141-144.
Review of Jacek Fisiak, ed., Nowy słownik Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej = The New Kosciuszko Foundation Dictionary, and Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski, Unabridged Polish-English Dictionary, Slavic & East European Information Resources 6, no. 1 (2005), 167-172.
“Trials and Triumphs in the Polish Book Trade Since 1989,” Slavic & East European Information Resources 5, no. 1/2 (2004), 27-39.
"Growing Pains at REESWeb: Thoughts on Restructuring a Link Site Which Has Outgrown Its Organization," Journal of Internet Cataloging 1, no. 3 (1998), 47-57.
"Bibliographic Control of Current Publications Under the New Order (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria)," Solanus, New Series 9 (1995), 3-14.
"Acquisitions Problems From Poland and Russia: Update on Causes and Potential Solutions," Library Resources & Technical Serivices 37, no. 2 (April 1993), 211-219.
"Serials Acquisitions and Recent Changes in Poland and the Soviet Union," Serials Review 17, no. 3 (Fall 1991), 15-20, 66.
More about Karen
I have been in my current position since the beginning of 2001.
Before coming to Stanford I was Slavic Bibliographer/Cataloger, then Slavic Bibliographer in the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh from 1985 to 2000.
From 1972 to 1985 (while I was also a graduate student) I held paraprofessional Slavic Positions in Acquisitions and Collection Development in the University of Chicago Library.
I have a personal web page at http://www.stanford.edu/~rondest/.