John D. Blackwell
Research Grants Office (RGO)
St. Francis Xavier University (StFX)
Responsibilities: Facilitation, promotion, and coordination of faculty research activities, including grant applications and special research project development.
Education: M.L.I.S., School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University; M.A., British and Canadian History, Queen's University at
Kingston; B.A. (Hons.), History, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario.
Recent Academic Appointments: Director, Research Grants Office, StFX (2002-present); Academic Funding and Research Officer, StFX (2000-2002); Reference Librarian/Collections Coordinator (permanent), Brandeis University Libraries, Waltham, Massachusetts (1998-2000); Coordinator of Information Services (tenured faculty member), Wishart Library, Algoma University College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1995-1998).
Professional Activities: Member (ex officio), Centre for Regional Studies, StFX (2001-present); Member (ex officio), University Council for Research, StFX (2000-2009); Member, Regional Partnership Program Advisory Committee [Nova Scotia], Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2001-2007); Member (ex officio), Adjudication Committee, Service Learning Faculty Development and Research Support Fund, StFX (2006-2012); Member, Professional Development Committee, Canadian Association of Research Administrators (2005-2008); Member, Advisory Committee, NSERC-Atlantic, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2004-2009); Treasurer, Community Science Centre Association (2005-2006); Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (2003-2005); Member, Regional Committee, Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (2003-2007); Chair (2000-2002) and Member (1998-2002), Editorial Board, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Association of College & Research Libraries (A Division of the American Library Association); Member (ex officio), Publications Committee, Association of College & Research Libraries (2000-2002); Member, Research and Development Committee, Canadian Library Association (2000-2001); Member-at-Large (and Moderator of DalSLIS-Grad Mailing List), Executive, Associated Alumni of the School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University (2000-2002); Member, Monographs Editorial Board, Canadian Library Association (1998-2000); Chair, Australian/Canadian/New Zealand Studies Discussion Group, Association of College & Research Libraries (1999-2000); Member, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Canadian Library Association (1996-1998); Member, Feliciter Advisory Committee, Canadian Library Association (1994-1996).
Current Memberships: Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA); Beta Phi Mu (International Library Science Honor Society); Bibliographical Society of Canada;.
Publications: Author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and Web documents; Co-author (with Dr. Laurie Stanley-Blackwell) of Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources; Contributor to The Canadian Encyclopedia, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada, and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Reviewer for American Reference Books Annual, Canadian Book Review Annual, CHOICE, Database (now EContent), Epilogue, Feliciter (formerly Canadian Library Journal), Libraries & Culture, and Library and Information Science Annual.