C. Sean Burns


I gave a talk for one of our monthly College research presentations on Functional search problems among MEDLINE databases. If the video becomes available, I'll link to it here. Meanwhile, the 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. On Marriage
  2. On Teaching Linux
  3. Dark Nights
  4. On Revising
  5. On Distractions
  6. A Distro Hop
  7. On Conspiracy Theories
  8. Earth's Holocaust
  9. Come Sail Away
  10. On the Bookshelf
  11. The Chronicles
  12. Past Colleagues
  13. On Consistency
  14. Restaurant Dreams
  15. 35 Days
  16. An Action Under Which Description
  17. The Slow Down
  18. I'd Rather
  19. It's the Little Things
  20. On Screen Size
  21. On Research Speed
  22. On Stress Relief
  23. On Sheltering
  24. On Social Distancing
  25. Losing a Walker Friend
  26. When a Baby Cries as a Toddler
  27. Converting Markdown to HTML with Table of Contents Using Pandoc
  28. Switching Window Managers
  29. Remembering Some Text
  30. Some Observations on Usability Pertaining to a Child
  31. Bad Superblock
  32. A Quick Bash One-Liner and Children
  33. Tidyverse Skeptic Too
  34. Make Email Fun
  35. Some Routines I Find Calming
  36. The Product
  37. The Walkers
  38. On Solitude
  39. On Writing and its Tools
  40. Using Ed, The Standard Text Editor
  41. Keeping it Minimal