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BC Law Library Takes a Bow

Librarians succeed in amping up library use through social media.

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham

Boston College Law Library has won a top award acknowledging the quality and commitment of its librarians. It applauds the staff’s engagement with students, faculty, and staff in ways that encourage creativity, scholarship, and technological understanding.

The Law Library received the 2023 Excellence in Community Engagement Award on April 27 from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALS) for its work with social media as a method to increase involvement with library services.

“This award is due to the brilliance of those who have built the library’s social media presence,” said Filippa Anzalone, associate dean for library and technology services, noting that the group has enhanced the library’s presence and services through playful skits and short films on both Instagram and Tik Tok. The inspiration for their artistry is garnered from research into the BC Law archives and current events.

Anzalone thanked Melissa Grasso, Maja Hight-Huf, Caitlin Ross, Sabrina Garity, Kyle Fidalgo, Kristen Pickwick, Jonatan Taveras, Seung-hwan Leo Kim, and Mo Truong. 

When word of the award reached the community, comments poured in.

Professor Claire Donohue, for one, said this: “Their energy, vision, deep-seated care for our whole school community, their intelligence, and their work ethic is top notch. Bravo to this team.”

Professor Sandy Tarrant, seconded those sentiments, saying that she was “especially delighted by the creative, collaborative and SuperFun activities, displays, outreach, and engagement of our library.”