Dear Burns Library Blog Readers,
The Spring 2012 semester is drawing to a close and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to remind you of the great posts written by our enthusiastic staff members and student employees whose contributions have so enriched the blog this semester. In January, student assistants Kathleen Horigan and Carolyn Twomey brought you a story from the Information Wanted Database and I wrote about the process of writing your own edition for Professor Robert Stanton’s “Introduction to Advanced Research Methods” class. In February, Senior Cataloger David Richtmyer expounded on the digitization of the earliest printed book owned by Burns, Rachel Banke recounted her research process for her senior thesis on American Responses to Pre-Famine Irish Immigrants, you were treated to the beautiful photos available on Flickr of the early Boston College campus and AUL for Special Collections Bridget Burke posted about the Burns Library’s Jesuitica Collection, especially its strengths in the sciences.
In March, we re-posted an entry on Tom Williams in honor of Senior Special Cataloging Assistant Meghan Madden’s exhibit at Burns, Senior Cataloger David Richtmyer shared a fascinating autograph discovery, Librarian Sarah Hogan recounted some insights into the history of the Equal Rights Amendment found in the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. , Congressional Papers and Irish Studies Librarian Kathleen Williams brought you an exhibition post about early twentieth century recommended reading in Ireland.
In April, Burns Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard explored the artistry of the Traffic Street Press, graduate student Andrew Kuhn gave us a nice overview of the Rural Ireland exhibition at the McMullen Museum, undergraduate student Lily Connolly recounted the illustrious history of track at Boston College for Marathon Monday, graduate student James Daryn Henry and I honored the humanities during Arts Festival week with a look at Father Sweeney’s Humanities Series Director’s Records and finally Collection Development Librarian Brendan Rapple took a closer look at the Pamela Frankau Papers.
I thank you for reading and hope that you will continue to keep up with us as we uncover new stories and surprises here at the Burns Library. If you have an idea for the blog, a suggestion for a post or would just like to get in touch then please contact the Burns Library Reading Room at 617-552-4861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian, John J. Burns Library