Summer 2006

(Brother) Richard Oliver, OSB, BA, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Education
Employment: Present * Former
Positions: Present * Former
Internet Websites * Print Publications

 

Date: 5 September 2012
Photos: 7/05 * 8/02 * 2/02 * 6/99 * 7/95 * 9/94 * 8/89 * 2/87

Present Address:

Saint John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015

Personal:

Born: 7 Nov. 1945
Philadelphia, PA

Solemn monastic vows:
11 July 1973
Collegeville, MN

Present Employment:

09/01/2016 -
 

Coordinator for Abbey Church Tours
Communications and Marketing
Saint John's Abbey
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015

  

Education:

Undergraduate:

[F.S.C.] B.A., LaSalle University (Philadelphia), 1968.
Major: English (senior seminar: Late 19th cent. British Literature). Intermediate and advanced German; read French and Latin. ROTC, 1964-65.

Graduate school:

Forty-five graduate credits in theology, Saint John's University (MN), 1970-78.

Graduate degree:

[© UIowa Dome logo]M.A., The University of Iowa (Iowa City), 1974.
School of Library Science's representative in the Graduate Student Senate.

Advanced study:

[© Logo]-Library trainee, Special Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, 1979-80. +David McGregor Rogers (1917-1995), D.Phil., principal adviser. Member, St. Benet's Hall.

-1.5 hrs. CEU, University of Illinois, Allerton Park Institute: Conserving and Preserving Library Materials, 1981.

-Bescheinigung, Goethe Institut, Boppard am Rhein, Germany, 1987.

-Certificate, Saint Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, MN, 16 June 1995.

-Trainee, Web Development '97, DEC, Nashua, NH, 28 April - 2 May 1997.

-HTML Writers Guild. Online courses in Dreamweaver, Cascading Style Sheets, ASP for Non-Programmers, Fireworks 4, Principles of Design. 1998-2007. 

-Certificate, CompuMaster. "The Conference on Web Site Development and Design," 0.7 hr. CEU, 18 May 2001. 

-HTML Writers Guild. "Web Animation with Flash MX/MX2004" Course Certificate, 2 December 2005. WordPress I and II, 2015-16.

-Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. Philadelphia, 24-25 July 2006.

Former Employment :

08/17/2009 - 08/16/2016

Coordinator for Information and Records
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
8808 Cameron St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 588-4030 x234
Website: <www.richoliver.us/>

06/01/08-07/31/09 and 02/07/02-07/31/09

Admin. Assistant to the Abbot and Obituary Writer
Saint John's Abbey
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015

09/01/98 - 06/30/99

Public Services Librarian, Alcuin Library

04/01/96 - 06/30/98

Webmaster - OSB, MN and CSB

04/01/96 - 06/30/98

Associate Director, CSBSJU Admission

01/28/92 - 03/31/96

Executive Assistant to
VP/Dean of Admission
College of Saint Benedict and
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321-7155

05/01/87 - 12/31/91
Field Director for
European Operations
Hill Manuscript Museum & Library
Saint John's Abbey and University

Responsibilities:
Negotiate and supervise the microfilming of pre-1600 manuscript collections.
European Report: 1987-92
1987 Tübingen
1987-88 Freiburg im Breisgau, Koeln; Lisboa, Portugal;
1988-89 Mainz; Sussex and Devon, UK;
1989-90 Frankfurt am Main
1990-91 Giessen
1991 Bremen.

1986-87;
1980-85; 1974-79;
1972-73
Reference/Rare Books Librarian
Alcuin and Clemens Libraries
Saint John's University

Responsibilities:
Reference, 1979-85; 86-87
Rare Books, 1982-85; 86-87
Serials/Documents, 1974-76

1985-86
Field Director - England, Hill Manuscript Museum & Library

Responsibilities:
Supervised filming of 500 medieval mss. at Durham Cathedral and University, and Ushaw College, England

1983-85

Monastic Dean
Curator of Art (part time) for Saint John's Abbey and University

Positions (past):

06/13-18/2010: Lead Secretary, 50th General Chapter, American-Cassinese Congregation.

01/01/07 - 08/30/08: Abbey Guesthouse Volunteer Staff.

08/13/06 - 08/12/08: Past-President, American Benedictine Academy.

02/15/99 - 08/12/08: Coordinator, Benedictine Internet Technology.

05/14/01 - 06/30/08: Ex-officio, Communication and Publications Committee (SJA).

04/01/95 - 06/30/08: Webmaster, Saint John's Abbey.

07/01/01 - 06/30/07: Member, Board of Regents, Saint John's University.

08/15/04 - 08/13/06: President, American Benedictine Academy.

03/14/97 - 06/30/05: Member, Advisory Board of SisterSite (Women Religious).

08/10/02 - 08/15/04: Vice-President & President-elect, American Benedictine Academy.

01/01/02 - 01/01/04: Abbey Publicist, Saint John's Abbey.

01/25/00 - 12/31/02: Member, Advisory Committee (SistersOnline).

08/13/00 - 08/10/02: Member-at-Large, Governing Board of the American Benedictine Academy

07/01/00 - 06/30/01: Substitute (+Paul Schwietz osb, 4 May 2000), SJU Board of Regents

10/06/99 - 12/31/00: Member, Technology Committee (SistersOnline)

07/12/97 - 10/15/98: Co-Chair, The Benedictine Internet Commission

08/09/98 - 08/12/98: Co-Presenter, "The Pilgrim's Way in Cyberspace," American Benedictine Academy, St. Vincent Archabbey

02/12/96 - 06/30/98: Member, WWW Leadership Team (PIO, SJU).

10/04/95 - 06/30/00: Member, The Museum Leadership Council.

08/12/95 - 04/30/01: Chair, Committee on Electronic Publishing (Abbey)

09/01/92 - 06/09/98: Member, Board of Regents, (two 3-yr. terms, SJU).

05/20/98 - 06/08/98: Member, The Admission Website Development Concept Team.

04/01/97 - 04/10/98: Member, Liturgical Press Committee (Abbey).

10/13/97 - 02/24/98: Member, Lawson Administrative Grant Committee.

10/20/95 - 09/01/97: Member, Advisory Group of The Learnscape Project.

04/04/94 - 07/15/97: Recording Secretary, Corporate Planning Committee (OSB, MN).

06/25/97 - 07/01/97: Participant, Ecumenical Consultation: Virtues for an Ecumenical Heart, IECR.

08/01/95 - 06/30/97: Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Monastic Conversatio (Abbey).

01/14/97 - 01/16/97: Co-presenter, Monastic Forum (Technology), St. Meinrad, Indiana.

10/11/96 - 10/15/96: Lawson Grant Recipient: EDUCOM '96, Philadelphia, PA

07/18/95 - 02/12/96: Member, CSB and SJU Home Page Revision Group.

03/14/95 - 04/05/95: Chair, Student Employee of the Year Committee.

10/29/94 - 11/04/95: Lawson Grant Recipient: EDUCOM '94, San Antonio, TX

08/18/94 - 03/15/95: Member, Kacmarcik [Art and Book] Collection Advisory Committee.

02/02/94 - 03/14/94: Member, Student Employee of the Year Committee.

07/28/92 - 07/28/93: Chair, Corp. Taskforce on Health Care at Saint John's.

10/29/93 - 01/21/93: Member, Joint Performance Appraisal Committee.

05/07/92 - 09/08/92: Member, Corporate Committee on the Performance Appraisal of Administrators.

Select Internet Contributions and Collaborations:

Art, Photography, and History

Benedictine

Corporate

Personal

Web/Internet

Publications:

Ojeda-Zapata, Julio.
"Elegant guesthouse beckons travelers at St. John's University," Photographs by Brother Richard Oliver OSB.  St. Paul Pioneer Press: Travel section (14 October).
Oliver, Richard OSB.
"Saint John's and the American Benedictine Academy," The Abbey Banner 4:3 (Winter 2004) 14-15.
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"Message from the President," American Monastic Newsletter (October 2004 to June 2006).
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"Father James Hansen, OSB, 1974-1934," Sagatagan Seasons 2:4 (Winter 2000) 4. Based on archival resources.
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"Where to Find Liturgical Information on the Internet," ML: Modern Liturgy (August 1996; now Ministry and Liturgy).
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"Durham: Ancient Cathedral and Fortress, Modern Host to Microfilm Library," Saint John's Abbey Quarterly IV:2 (April 1986) 6-7.
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Saint John's Trails Map: Text. Collegeville, 1993; rev. 2002.
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Several reviews of religious books in Library Journal (1974-76).
Zaleski, Jeff.
The Soul of Cyberspace. San Francisco: HarperEdge, 1997. Interviewed by the author, p. 113-120.

 

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Collegeville, MN 56321-2015
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