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Monthly Archives: October 2011
The John J. Burns Library is celebrating Halloween this year by highlighting this research guide (or Libguide) created by Irish Studies Librarian Kathy Williams and Collection Services Librarian Brendan Rapple for Professor Marjorie Howes’ English 607 class on Irish Gothic. … Continue reading
Samuel Beckett Caricature by Edmund S. Valtman It comes as little surprise that the work of the enigmatic Samuel Beckett might stir up controversy from time to time, especially given that many of his works deal with the absurdity of … Continue reading
The Irish collection here at the John J. Burns Library is not just old and dusty books about Ireland and the Irish. Working directly with the books and other printed material that make up the Irish collection, I am amazed … Continue reading
We have had a very productive and exciting summer in the conservation lab. My assistant Robert Williams and I stabilized two important collections in preparation for digitization: the Heights, a Boston College student publication, and the Michael H. Leary Letters, … Continue reading
The life of a scholar can often become single-minded and myopic, bordering on obsessive. The temptation to slip into the library and immediately grab and devour those books necessary for the latest project or paper consumes even the most pleasure-seeking … Continue reading