Instruction & Discovery Sessions

In Fall 2012, Professor Holly Vande Wall's History of Science class met at the Burns Library for a one time session to explore important books from the Burns Library's collections - including Galileo's 1613 work on sunspots and a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia.

In Fall 2012, Professor Holly Vande Wall’s History of Science class met at the Burns Library for a one time session to explore important books from the Burns Library’s collections – including Galileo’s 1613 work on sunspots and a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia.

Burns Library staff members are available to provide instruction and support for your class, group or campus tour.  Since these sessions are held at the Burns Library, they are tailored to balance your research needs with the conservation and security needs of unique Burns Library materials.  For more detailed information, please take a look at the “Using Burns Materials in Classes” document.

Examples of recent sessions include “Important Works from the History of Science in the Burns Library’s Collections” for Professor Holly Vande Wall’s History of Science class and “Introduction to Archival Research Methods” for Professor Robert Stanton’s Introduction to Advanced Research Methods class.  You can read more about teaching and learning at the Burns Library in this recent article from the Spring 2013 BC Libraries newsletter.  Sessions may also include tours of current exhibitions if they are relevant to the topic(s) of the class.

If you are interested in holding a session for your class or group at the Burns Library, please e-mail the Burns Library Reference Department at  burnsref@bc.edu or call us at 617-552-4861.

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