I would like to extend an extra special thank you to all the Burns Library staff members and student employees who contributed to this blog during the Spring 2011 semester. Many thanks also go out to our faithful readers. In case you missed any posts during the past semester, here’s a brief review of blog posts from January to the beginning of May. After ringing in 2011, the Burns Library’s blog broke some news about a recent acquisition of Beckett books and a new exhibition on the history of nursing entitled Notes on Nursing: Past, Present and Future. Later in January, a post featured a behind-the-scenes look at the North Wall Project here at the Burns Library.
In February, a Valentine’s Day post examined the courtship of Hillaire Belloc and Elodie Hogan. Other February posts covered topics like primary sources on Boston College history and a new acquisition of Latin American Jesuitica. In March, we followed an Irish theme with posts on Irish artist Mabel Florence Young, St. Patrick and the William F. Cunningham. Jr. Collection of Jonathan Swift Materials. Also in March, we celebrated the opening of a major exhibition of books from the Burns Library’s Jesuitica Collection, Binding Friendship: Ricci, China and Jesuit Cultural Learnings. In April, we kept up our interest in Boston College history with a post about Boston College’s move from the South End to the Chestnut Hill campus. Later in April, we sent you Easter greetings from the Cuala Press and looked at a rare edition of W. B. Yeats’s poem, Easter 1916. May brought us remembrances of the Marian Year of 1954 and a very informative post on a letter written by a landowner during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the blog this semester. If you are interested in writing a post or contributing to the blog in any way, then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-552-4861.
- Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Burns Library, email@example.com