As 2010 comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Burns Library staff members and student employees who contributed to this blog. Of course, we couldn’t do this without our faithful readers, so thanks also to everyone who reads the blog regularly! After our first few introductory posts in July and August 2010, we went into the academic year with posts featuring a variety of topics, including the Irish Music Center, Hutter’s Variant Font Old Testament from 1577, processing John J. McAleer’s Papers and a testimonial by a student working in the Burns Library Reading Room.
In October, our posts presented a variety of book and manuscript collections, including the Drinan Papers, the John Wieners-Charles Olson Papers, Edward Gorey books from the library of Graham Greene and Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales.
In November, we highlighted the changing of the tapestry in the Ford Tower, the joint Boston College Libraries and ACRL Women’s Studies Interest Group Cuala Press event, recipes from the Burns Library’s collections for Thanksgiving, our “Writing from the Irish Language Tradition” exhibition and Norah Lindsay’s postcards from the Belloc Papers.
Last, but not least, in December we spread some holiday cheer with Christmas cards from the Cuala Press Printed Materials Collection and delved into a fascinating story from the Information Wanted Database. If you have any suggestions for a post, please send your ideas to me – firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for our next post on a recent Beckett acquisition in January 2011, but until then best wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year!
- Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Burns Library, email@example.com