Category Archives: Instruction Program

Meaningful symbols from a new Burns class format

In early October, Burns Library hosted our first hybrid class, Prof. Lisa Kessler’s Introduction to Digital Art, which normally meets synchronously online. Some local students volunteered to come in person and work with original format materials, and we paired them … Continue reading

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Pivoting Outreach in a Pandemic: Changes to Burns Library Outreach Efforts, 2020 – ?

Outreach usually involves efforts to connect an organization’s services to a community. Burns Library uses many avenues to promote our resources, services, and events, believing these efforts help us build relationships with our very different audiences. Much of our outreach … Continue reading

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Self Portraits from Isolation: Early Steps Toward Taking Special Collections Instruction Online

When Boston College shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced that the rest of the spring semester and all summer classes would be moved online, BC faculty and staff went to immediate planning on how … Continue reading

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Irish Music Archives Visits an After-School Club in Somerville

Guest Musicians Gather at Celtic Fusion Club  A couple of months ago, in the time before social distancing, music educator Kendall Driscoll invited a few Boston-area musicians to give a live, in-person presentation to East Somerville Community School’s Celtic Fusion … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Windows of Imagination

On a gray, overcast day in early February, the Burns Library Instruction Team hosted Prof. Jane Cassidy’s intermediate Digital Art: Print Based Media class for an active learning session centered on stained glass design and fabrication. A major class assignment … Continue reading

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Using Defined Learning Objectives in the Burns Library Instruction Program, Fall 2019

In the Fall 2019 semester,  Burns Library staff has run 42 instruction sessions for almost 850 Boston College students. Working with faculty across 11 disciplines, we’ve custom designed active learning sessions around defined learning goals. We are tired, but we … Continue reading

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Art, Identity, and Symbolism in Tarot Cards

Boston College Libraries supports faculty teaching and student learning in a variety of ways that can go far beyond a paper assignment. The Burns Library Instruction Team has worked with Professor Jane Cassidy’s Introduction to Digital Art classes for several semesters … Continue reading

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