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Browse our Instagram!Wrapping up our 42nd (and final!) class of the semester, and mostly I am excited to have a break from rearranging these chairs #libraryinstruction #modularclassroom #somanychairsSpotted by one of our catalogers: ownership inscription of Lemuel Haynes in Dialogorum sacrorum libri quatour (02-40712 General) . Lemuel Haynes was a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man to be ordained in the United States. Haynes, a Congregational minister, was ordained in 1785. #provenance #ownershipmarks #LemeulHaynes #congregationalchurch #blackhistoryeverybody sing 🎤: karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon.... Athanasius Kircher’s plates never let us down. De Chromatismo Chamaeleontis, from Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (Rome: sumptibus Hermanni Scheus; ex typographia Ludouici Grignani, 1646), which we pulled for some history of science sessions this morning #ApologiesToCultureClub #TastyFlyTreat #WhyBirdFeet #ChameleonsOfInstagram #AthanasiusKircher #LibraryInstruction #LibrariesOfInstagramNew in our instructional toolkit: clipboards! Making it easier for students to take notes as they “speed date” a series of Japanese art prints in today’s Art & Architecture in East Asia class. They’ll be comparing what it is like to see digitized prints and the same prints in person. (Swipe to see some those prints yourself!) #libraryinstruction #alltheofficesupplies #activelearningclassroom
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Category Archives: Conservation
The John J. Burns Library has many interesting and historic books that are also noteworthy for their bindings. One such book is the Essays of Elia, by Charles Lamb (1775-1834), an English writer and essayist. This particular edition of Lamb’s … Continue reading
My name is Sarah Kim and I am a conservation/preservation intern at the John J. Burns Library. I am entering my second year in the Bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School. This summer, under the guidance of Burns … Continue reading
While working as a student assistant in the conservation lab of the John J. Burns Library was never something I knew I wanted to do, it has become such an informative part of my career at Boston College. Many who … Continue reading
One of the lucky privileges of being a conservation unit student assistant is the ability to walk through the Burns Library stacks containing over four hundred years of literary and scholastic history, ranging from the history of the Jesuits to … Continue reading
In the final semester of my Boston College career, I have had the good fortune of serving as a Conservation Assistant under Barbara Adams Hebard in the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections conservation lab. As … Continue reading