Instruction & Discovery Sessions

 Professor Holly Vandewall's History of Science class met at Burns in 2012 to explore early scientific works in the Burns Library's collections - including Galileo's 1613 <a href = "http://at.bc.edu/pageturner/">work</a> on sunspots and a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's <a href = "http://bc-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/dlSearch.do?institution=BCL&vid=bclib&onCampus=true&group=GUEST&loc=local,scope:(BCL)&query=any,contains,ALMA-BC21321860840001021"><i>Principia</i></a>.

Professor Holly Vandewall’s History of Science class met at Burns in 2012 to explore early scientific works in 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 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 details on scheduling a session at Burns, read 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 Vandewall’s Perspectives IV class and “Introduction to Archival Research Methods” for Professor Robert Stanton’s Introduction to Advanced Research Methods  English class.  Read more about teaching and learning at the Burns Library in this article from the Summer 2014 Boston College 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 Reading Room at  burnsref@bc.edu or call us at 617-552-4861.

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