August 2008

What a summer! It’s been an eventful time, to say the least!

Kate Silfen and I published an article together titled “Evidence-based practice and library instruction: An assessment of student reference lists” in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian.

Here is a link to the official NASW, The New Social Worker magazine, & partnership announcement. offers social workers twice weekly, moderated chats on assorted topics and a moderated bulletin board system for messages. As a staff member, I currently moderate both the Technology & Social Work and the Social Work Research bulletin boards.

I’ve been asked to serve on Mayor Menino’s Young Bostonian Advisory Council for ONEin3 Boston, which serves “to improve the quality-of-life for young people living in the City of Boston.” I’ll be serving on the Young Families subcommittee.

I completed my research assistant work with the Cash & Counseling Project of the Center for the Study of Home & Community Life at Boston College. I helped edit their upcoming Handbook titled Long-Term Care Services and Supports: A Handbook on Self-Direction.

Under their slogan “art is everywhere,” the kind folks at art nouveau magazine have republished my ode to Trident Bookseller’s perfect chocolate cake as an article in their July-August issue (also known as issue 4)! How exciting and cool that my chocolate cake description has earned this artistic honor. Read the article at art nouveau here.

January 2008

Working as a visiting lecturer at Salem State College. I’m teaching Research Methods to BSW students. After a snow day and a couple weeks of teaching, I’m finding it extremely fun to work with BSW students and help them develop their research interests.

Working as a research assistant on the Charlestown Connects project, “a coordinated program aimed at improving public safety and social services” in Charlestown. Watch a video announcement about Charlestown Connects from Mayor Thomas M. Menino here. I am working with a team to evaluate the project. is revamping and will have scheduled chats starting soon. Briefly, “the Social Work Forum (formerly known as AOL’s Social Work Forum) along with the National Association of Social Workers and the New Social Worker Magazine have joined forces to offer this exciting online community for social workers. Stay tuned for more info!

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