C. Sean Burns


I gave a talk for one of our monthly College research presentations on Functional Search Problems among MEDLINE Databases (see link to Zoom for the recorded video). Slides are on GitHub.

I gave a presentation on increasing participation in online discussion forums to members of my college. The notes and slides are on GitHub and the video is on my School's website, along with videos on flipped classroom instruction from some of my wonderful colleagues. These may be helpful to others teaching online for the first time.


Recent Manuscripts

Recent Conference Papers

Work in Progress

Recent Publications


Spring 2021

I will be on a sabbatical and will be writing a book and preparing a grant submission.

Fall 2020

I'm teaching an extra course this semester to help with pandemic related issues. Normally it's a 2/2 course load.

ICT 418: Linux Systems Administration: Undergraduate course covering systems administration using the Fedora GNU/Linux operating system. Topics include Bash scripting, managing users, installing, securing, and managing services such as MySQL, and more.

LIS 690: Electronic Resource Management: Graduate course on managing electronic resources for libraries. Topics covered include the technologies and systems involved, legal issues such as managing copyright, and more.

ICT 201: Personal Knowledge Management: Undergraduate course on managing personal information and knowledge work flows.

Spring 2020

ICT 420: Semantic Web Development: Undergraduate course focused on HTML5, CSS3, JSON-LD, and Git as well as usability and accessibility. Main software tool: text editor.

LIS/ICT 658: Knowledge Management: Graduate course on organizational knowledge management with some emphasis on disaster and risk management and communication. Although this is an online course, students are central in selecting specific readings.

Current Git Repos

WWW/Blog Entries

  1. Not That 1984
  2. On the Historical Person
  3. A Pictorial List
  4. On Covid19 and Keystone Species
  5. s/awk/R/
  6. s/sed/awk/
  7. On Marriage
  8. On Teaching Linux
  9. Dark Nights
  10. On Revising
  11. On Distractions
  12. A Distro Hop
  13. On Conspiracy Theories
  14. Earth's Holocaust
  15. Come Sail Away
  16. On the Bookshelf
  17. The Chronicles
  18. Past Colleagues
  19. On Consistency
  20. Restaurant Dreams
  21. 35 Days
  22. An Action Under Which Description
  23. The Slow Down
  24. I'd Rather
  25. It's the Little Things
  26. On Research Speed
  27. On Stress Relief
  28. On Sheltering
  29. On Social Distancing
  30. Losing a Walker Friend
  31. When a Baby Cries as a Toddler
  32. Converting Markdown to HTML with Table of Contents Using Pandoc
  33. Switching Window Managers
  34. Remembering Some Text
  35. Some Observations on Usability Pertaining to a Child
  36. Bad Superblock
  37. A Quick Bash One-Liner and Children
  38. Tidyverse Skeptic Too
  39. Make Email Fun
  40. Some Routines I Find Calming
  41. The Product
  42. The Walkers
  43. On Solitude
  44. On Writing and its Tools
  45. Using Ed, The Standard Text Editor
  46. Keeping it Minimal