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Meet Your Personal Librarian

Amy Bruce

Amy Bruce

Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law


Library Room 253

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Securities & Transactional Law

Business Information


Advanced Legal Research

Business Law Research


Amy Bruce joined Education & Reference team at Boston College Law Library in 2017.  Amy provides research support to students and faculty and teaches Advanced Legal Research and Business Law Research for the Transactional Lawyer. She also serves as the Library Liaison for for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Community Enterprise Clinics.  

Prior to her move to academic law librarianship, Amy worked in the libraries of AmLaw 100 firms managing the provision of research services and research training to attorneys and law firm administrators. Before becoming a librarian, she worked as a staff attorney at Western Nebraska Legal Services. Amy received a B.A. from Bates College, a J.D. from Vermont Law School and an M.L.I.S. from Simmons University. 

Get to Know Your Personal Librarian

What is your favorite legal research resource?

The Intelligize platform for searching SEC filings is my favorite research database. I am also rather fond of Cheryl Nyberg's Subject Compilations of State Laws which is a great source for finding 50 state surveys.

Are you a cat or dog person? 

I love all animals, but I guess I put myself down as a cat person as I have two cats, Ruby and Stella.

What are your hobbies?

Anything that gets me outdoors, I most enjoy birding and hiking or a combination of the two!

Where is your favorite place to have lunch near the law school campus?

I do not have any good suggestions, I usually bring my lunch.

What is your favorite book?

This is a very hard question to answer, anything by Jane Austen is up there as is The Great Gatsby and Jane Eyre.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Maine, particularly Mount Desert and Monhegan Islands.

What is the most interesting research question you have gotten?

My favorite question was when I worked in a public library. It was from a priest and it was during the Christmas season - he called wanting to know "who was doing what" on the 10th day of Christmas in the song the Twelve Days of Christmas. In case you are wondering it was 10 lords a-leaping!