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Have you ever played “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” If you’ve never heard of this game, the rules are pretty basic: you take any actor and try to connect her or him in some way to Footloose star Kevin Bacon … Continue reading
Plenty of people don’t like big cities and cannot understand why anyone would choose the urban life. I, on the other hand, love that cities are dynamic and ever-changing. We never know who we’ll meet up with out on the … Continue reading
When I visited the Burns Library for the first time, I was a prospective PhD candidate on a tour of Boston College’s campus. It was a cold day in February and as anxious as I was to get back indoors, … Continue reading
The exhibit “Precious Poems in Precious Packaging,” recently on display in O’Neill Library, featured a striking and diverse array of Irish poems printed and bound by the Traffic Street Press. Selected from the John J. Burns Library’s collection of printed … Continue reading
Every January the Boston College Libraries hosts educational sessions for its library staff. The sessions cover a variety of topics that keep us abreast of the latest procedures in the library world in general and focus on what our own … Continue reading
As the Bookbuilders of Boston intern for the 2011-2012 academic year, I have the privilege to work with the Burns Library staff learning the ins and outs of a special collections library and the book trade. This semester, my time … Continue reading
Along with the opening of another academic year and a much-anticipated abatement in the summer’s blaze, September will bring a brand-new season of the popular show Glee. Whether you are an avid viewer or, like me, make an earnest effort … Continue reading
About a year ago, we introduced the John J. Burns Library’s Blog to the world with our first post. Since July 2010, this blog has published weekly posts about the Burns Library’s collections, services, events and exhibits. In addition … Continue reading
In my last blog post, I wrote about the outstanding interns who worked in my lab during the academic year. I now want to introduce you to the Boston College student who is my summer assistant. Robert Williams, an English … Continue reading