Publications

[forthcoming] Hopman, Rebecca. “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” The Gather. (Spring 2017).

[forthcoming] Hopman, Rebecca. “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” All About Glass. 2017.

[forthcoming] Hopman, Rebecca and Alexandra Ruggiero. “Gathering a crowd: A look at glassmaking demonstrations of the past.” Glass Art Society Journal, 2017.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Wonderful mechanism J. Tilley, fancy glass blower, from London.” Notable Acquisitions 2016. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2017.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Wonderful Mechanisms: Engaging Audiences with Glass Engines.” GASnews. 28.1 (Spring 2017).

Hopman, Rebecca. “Wonderful mechanism J. Tilley, fancy glass blower, from London.” The Gather. (Fall 2016).

Hopman, Rebecca. “Illuminating the Whitefriars Stained Glass Cartoon Collection.” GASnews. 27.3 (Fall 2016): 6-7.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Design for stained glass window.” Notable Acquisitions 2015. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2016.

Hopman, Rebecca. “A New Endeavor: The Corning Museum of Glass/Corning Incorporated Specialty Glass Residency.” GASnews. 26.2 (Summer 2015): 12-13.

Bardhan, Gail and Rebecca Hopman. “Beyond Books: Exploring Ephemera in The Rakow Research Library.” The Hobstar. 37.6 (March 2015): 6330-6332.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Scott’s splendid glass working exhibition in miniature.” Entry in Notable Acquisitions 2014. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2015.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Amory Houghton, Sr., and His Wife, Sophronia Mann Oakes Houghton.” Notable Acquisitions 2013. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Wine Glasses and Goblets, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.” Notable Acquisitions 2013. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Modernt Svenskt Glas: Utveckling, Teknik, Form.” Notable Acquisitions 2013. Ed. Richard Price. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Social Media Guides for Archives.” RAO Newsletter. 23 (Winter 2014): 4-5.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Social Media Use in Archives and Special Collections: 2012 survey results.” 2012.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Listening to voices from the past: An adventure in the archives.” AIP History Newsletter. 44.2 (Winter 2012-2013): 6.

Hopman, Rebecca. Social media posting guides for archives and special collections. 2012.

Hopman, Rebecca. “Lydia’s diaries: student life in the 1890s.” Reflecting on the Past: 150 Years of Augustana Stories. Ed. Stefanie R. Bluemle. Rock Island, IL: Augustana College, 2011.

Editor and regular contributor, Rakow Library Fellows Newsletter (2013 – present).

I contribute to a number of professional and repository blogs, including my professional blog, Library as Incubator Project, Librarian Design Share, Behind the Glass (Corning Museum of Glass, 2013-present), Special Collections blog (UMD Special Collections, 2013), Terrapin Tales and Archival Attractions (UMD University Archives, 2011-2013), The Library’s Blog (Augustana College, 2011).

Examples of LibGuides I created while at the Rakow Research Library include Itinerant Glassworkers, the Fellows Research Portal, Images on Glass, and Wikipedia at CMoG (internal guide).

Examples of finding aids I created while at Augustana Special Collections include the Ira O. Nothstein papers, the Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers, and the Augustana Foreign Missionary Society papers.

Presentations

[forthcoming] “You Established a Social Media Presence, What’s Next?” Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Spring Meeting, April 2017.

[forthcoming] “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” Speaker, Docent Lecture Series, The Corning Museum of Glass, April 2017.

“Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” Speaker, Evening for Educators, The Corning Museum of Glass, March 2017.

“Gathering a crowd: A look at glassmaking demonstrations of the past.” Speaker, Glass Art Society Annual Conference 2016, June 11, 2016.

“Conserving the Whitefriars Cartoon Collection.” Speaker, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York Fall Meeting, September 25, 2015.

“Paper Trails: Ephemera in the Rakow Research Library.” Speaker, Carder Steuben Symposium, September 18, 2015.

“The Library-Museum Connection” Speaker, American Library Association Annual Conference 2015, June 27, 2015.

“Connecting with audiences through outreach” Speaker, New York State Library Assistants’ Association Annual Conference 2015, June 19, 2015.

“Wikipedia and libraries: How we can get involved” Speaker, New York State Library Assistants’ Association Annual Conference 2015, June 18, 2015.

“Beyond Books: Exploring Ephemera in the Rakow Research Library” Speaker, American Cut Glass Association Brilliant Weekend, April 24, 2015.

“GLAMs + Wikipedia: Why we should be involved” Organizer and speaker, Southern Tier history 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, December 5, 2014.

“Wikipedia: Getting Involved and Increasing Discoverability” Moderator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Fall Meeting, October 18, 2014.

“Research and Collections at the Rakow Research Library” Speaker,  American Cut Glass Association Brilliant Weekend, April 4, 2014.

“Listening to Voices from the past: An adventure in the AIP archives” Poster session, iSchool Experiential Learning Expo, University of Maryland, College Park, December 5, 2012.

“‘What will he do to the darkness of this our age’: A study of post-Roman/Anglo-Saxon historiography” Speaker, Celebration of Learning, Augustana College, May 7, 2011.

“Ben Jonson’s printed plays: The relationship between Jonson and his readers” Speaker, Medieval and Renaissance Studies senior project, Augustana College, May 2011.

Assistant to the conference organizer, Reforming Reformation Conference, Augustana College, October 17 – 19, 2010.

Exhibitions

Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, April 2017 – February 2019.

Selections from The Rakow Library, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, March 2015 – May 2015.

Voices from the Past: Conversations with Physicists, Niels Bohr & Library Archives, American Institute of Physics, 2013.

Auzoux Bugs, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, November 2012 – December 2012.

CAGE: 100, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, College Park, July 2012 – December 2012 (curatorial assistant).

Celebrating the Class of 1962: A walk down Terrapin Lane, digital exhibit, Maryland Day, April 28, 2012 and online.

Augustana Sweethearts, Augustana Special Collections & Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College, January 2011 – May 2011.

Oral Histories

Oral histories I recorded while at the Corning Museum of Glass include sessions with Donald Bonnell, David Huber, David Stafford, Dennis Younge, Dick Bauer, Sheri Golder, and Hilda Lando, 2014-2016.

Fletcher-Ferrill Oral History Project, Hyattsville, MD, July 2011 – July 2012.

“An Oral History of the NOW movement in the Quad Cities,” Academic Internship, History Department, Augustana College, November 2010 – August 2011.

Jim and Carol Horstmann Oral History Interviews, Oral History & Testimonio, Augustana College, August 2010 – November 2010.

Classwork and Papers

Slam the Boards tumblr, Information Access Services, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012.

Women’s Diary Writing Webliography, Information Access Services, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012.

William P. Cole Memorial Field House website, Information Technology, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011.

Lydia Olsson Memorial Library website, Information Technology, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011.

“What will he do to the darkness of this our age”: A study of post-Roman/Anglo-Saxon historiography. Thesis, Senior Honors Seminar, History Department, Augustana College, 2011.

“And the road goes ever on”: The story of King Arthur reincarnated in comics. Thesis, Arthurian Legends Senior Seminar, English Department, Augustana College, 2011.

“Ben Jonson’s printed plays: The relationship between Jonson and his readers.” Senior project presentation, Medieval and Renaissance Studies program, Augustana College, 2011.