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Independent Scholar
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librarianship, history, Europe, European Union, genealogy, French, Italian
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About Me

I have a strong educational background in the social sciences and the humanities and I hold a Master of Library Science degree. I currently work in the field of records management and retention and I worked for over 15 years in librarianship and I have volunteered in different capacities in public libraries.  Besides having the hobby of genealogical research, I also continue to commit myself to research and scholarship through my writing and published works and I continue to volunteer through the Global Libraries in Literature Initiative (GLLI) of the American Library Association (ALA) by writing and submitting book reviews. I am also a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Recent Publications

Berroteran, Jeannine. “The Greatest Hits of Bad Reference Questions.” Inspiring Library Stories: Tales of Kindness, Connection, and Community Impact, Edited, and with essays, by Oleg Kagan. Los Angeles: HINCHAS Press, 2020.

Berroteran, Jeannine. “Potluck Surprise: Assessing Donated Materials”. The Library Assessment Cookbook: 50+ Recipes for Effective Assessment. Aaron W. Dobbs, Editor. Chicago: ACRL, 2017.

Berroteran, Jeannine. “Why Not A Volunteer Interview?” and “More Meaningful Recognition, Support, and Appreciation of Volunteers”. Library Volunteers Welcome! Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Making the Most of Willing Helpers. Carol Smallwood, Editor and Lura Sanborn. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016.

Berroteran, Jeannine. For the Love of History (and Heritage): One Volunteer’s Struggle to Preserve the Past”. Footnotes November 2014: 44-2
http://www/ 2014/for-the-love-of-history

Berroteran, Jeannine. “Researching Your Ancestry in the U.S. Using Linkpendium, Family Tree Magazine, and Cyndi’s List.” Footnotes February 2012: 41-2

Berroteran, Jeannine. “Web Reviews: Promoting Multiculturalism Through Contemporary Literature.” Footnotes November 2010: 40-2

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
France, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Politics, Women, World War I, World War II