Hugh A. Blackmer

Work: Leyburn Library, Washington & Lee University (540-463-8647)
Home: 501 Lime Kiln Road, Lexington VA 24450 (540-463-4662)


1991-1992	Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information 
                Science (M.S.L.I.S. May 1992)
1986-1990	Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College (five 
                writing workshops)
1969-1972	Department of Anthropology, Stanford University 
                (M.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1976)
1967-1969	International Development Education Center (SIDEC), 
                Stanford University
1961-1965	Harvard College (A.B. Anthropology)


1993		Elected to Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honor Society)
1992		Nominated by Simmons College for Library of Congress 
                Intern Program
1991		Annual Conference Award Recipient, New England Chapter 
                of the American Society for Information Science
1979-80	        Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (sabbatical leave)

Employment history

1996-		Science Librarian, Washington & Lee University
1992-1996       Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Bibliographic
		Instruction; Assistant Professor, Washington & Lee
1991-1992	Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information 
  		Science, Microcomputer Laboratory Supervisor and Teaching 
1973-1991	Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia  CANADA
		Lecturer (1973-1976) and Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
		(tenure granted 1977); Head, Department of Sociology 1988-1990
1989, 1990	Acadia University, Elderhostel Instructor (World Music)
1986-1987	Northfield Mount Hermon School, Visiting Teacher (World 
		History, Ancient History, Geography)
1970-1971	Stanford University, Teaching Assistant in Anthropology
1965-1967	Peace Corps Volunteer in Sarawak, Malaysia (community 
		development and film making)
1964-1965	Harvard University, Laboratory Assistant in Still Photography
1962-1964	Research Assistant (preparation of data for Robert B. Textor 
		A Cross-Cultural Summary, HRAF Press 1965)


Reading knowledge of French and Swedish; working familiarity with Malay, Iban, Latin, German

Courses taught at Washington & Lee

Biology 182 Use and Understanding of Biological Literature (with Biology faculty) --five years
East Asian Studies 190 Bibliographical Resources--four years
Psychology 395a Electronic Resources in Psychology (with Tyler Lorig) --two years
Psychology 432a Scientific Visualization (with Tyler Lorig) --two years
Alumni College, Summer 1996 Internet and Selected Software (with Pam Vermeer)

Public lecture

The Pleasures of Klezmer Music (November 4 1996)

Intern supervision

Spring 1995: Robert Pasco
Spring 1996: Susan Hastings

Committee service at Washington & Lee

Computer-Library Liaison Committee (1994-)
Science Center Celebration Planning Committee (1996-)
Intranet Committee (1996-)

Papers and publications

1995	Review of Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (College and Research
	Libraries News [June])
1994	Review of HungerWeb (College and Research Libraries News [September])
1994	Gophers and Beyond in Library Instruction at Washington & Lee
	(presentation at Virginia Library Association Library Instruction and
	Microcomputer Interest Forum, University of Richmond [May])
1994	Electronic Access at Washington & Lee (presentation with John 
        Doyle at Computers in Libraries, Crystal City VA [March])
1993	Writing and the New Technology for Research. Writing in the 
	Disciplines (May)
1991	Effects of the Proposed NREN on Information Dissemination (NEASIS 
1989	Human Geographical and Political Boundaries of the Indian 
        Subcontinent.  Symposium on South Asia, Acadia University.
1988 	Invited speaker, Pictou County  Social Studies Teachers In-Service 
        Conference, N.S.
1985	"How we use our resources" (Chapter on agricultural change for a 
   	high school textbook, The Maritimes: Tradition, Challenge and Change) 
	Toronto:James Lorimer.
1983	Family Farms in the Annapolis Valley.  Paper presented at a 
	conference on Science, Technology and the Maritime Small Farm, Halifax.
1977	A Progress Report on Research in Nova Scotia Surname Geography.  
	Paper presented at meetings of the Atlantic Association of 
	Anthropologists and Sociologists, Wolfville, N.S.
1975	Agricultural Transformation in a Regional System: the Annapolis 
	Valley, Nova Scotia.  (Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford).
1974	Regional Landscapes in a Colonial Export Economy: the last century 
	in Nova Scotia.  Paper presented at meetings of American 
	Anthropological Association, Mexico City.
1973	Colonel Chicken in the Maritimes: the growth of Nova Scotia's 
	broiler industry.  Paper presented at meetings of the Atlantic 
	Association of Anthropologists and Sociologists, Halifax.
1968	Infrastructure and Development in Sarawak.  Paper presented at 
	meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Berkeley.

Electronic documents and computing activities

Since a substantial part of my work in the last four years has been concerned with improving access to electronic resources, I have prepared the following chronological summary of activities. These non-traditional publications reflect assigned responsibilities and voluntary efforts to develop and teach access skills.