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John J. Burns Library

staff and contact information

Burns librarians and archivists are available to answer reference questions, recommend research strategies, and make arrangements for class visits and building tours. Please contact us at or 617-552-4861.

Visiting researchers should also consult our Burns Research Guide for more information about our services and collections.


Christian Dupont, Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections,, 617-552-0105
Maureen McVeigh, Administrative Assistant,, 617-552-3282

Burns Library Staff

Shelley Barber, Reference & Archives Specialist,, 617-552-3248
Amy Braitsch, Head Archivist,, 617-552-3249
Richard Ford Burley, Reader Services Assistant,, 617-552-4861
Michael J. Burns, Special Assistant,, 617-552-8846
Xaviera Flores, Archives Assistant,, 617-552-0561
Barbara Adams Hebard
, Conservator,, 617-552-8847
David E. Horn, Special Projects Librarian,, 617-552-3698
Andrew Isidoro, Reading Room Assistant,, 617-552-8073
Jack Kearney, Audiovisual Archives Assistant,, 617-552-1991
Philip Kiley, S.J., Curator, Special Projects, 617-552-8831
Annalisa Moretti, Archives Assistant,, 617-552-0561
Lydia Murdy
, Special Collections Cataloging Assistant,, 617-552-4860
David Richtmyer, Senior Cataloger and Rare Books Librarian,, 617-552-0543
Justine Sundaram, Senior Reference Librarian (on leave until January 2016)
Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian & Interim Coordinator of Reference Services,, 617-552-3956
Kevin Tringale, Exhibits Specialist,, 617-552-4480
Kathleen Williams, Irish Studies Librarian & Interim Coordinator of Exhibits and Instruction,, 617-552-4833

Mailing and GPS Address:

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Note: Use “Chestnut Hill” rather than “Boston” or “Newton”

Phone: 617-552-4861

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