Giovanna Badia and Merika Ramundo awarded the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congrats to the recipients of the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards! The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Library and its mandate. Liaison Librarian, Giovanna Badia received the Librarian Excellence Award and Communications Officer, Merika Ramundo was awarded the Library Staff

Nicholas Cronk on Voltaire at McGill

AN AMERICAN VOLTAIRE: The J. Patrick Lee Voltaire Collection at McGill By: Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford University Pat Lee, who died in 2006, was a life-enhancing friend as well as a Voltaire enthusiast and an avid collector of books.

ROAAr newsletter: Spotlight: Latest Acquisitions at McGill

Ways of seeing: artistry on display in the Osler’s autumn acquisitions There is something about those eyes… at once alarmingly life-like and eerily anonymous. United in artistry and detailed craftsmanship, these four new acquisitions at the Osler Library of the
Figure 3 Studying the senses, from Ducrot’s Cahier d’histoire naturelle, 1835-1837.

Ways of seeing: artistry on display in the Osler’s autumn acquisitions

La version française suit By Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine There is something about those eyes. The variety of colour; the sizes that span human stages of growth. Their presence is at once alarmingly
Photo d’Expo 67 tirée de l’album de photos personnelles de Jean Drapeau.

The Unknown Unknown: Finding the Jean Drapeau Collection

La version française suit By Chris Lyons, Head Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections — I think the most exciting part of my job as a rare book librarian is in discovering the “unknown unknowns,” to use Donald Rumsfeld’s turn
Melvin Charney, CITIES ON THE RUN…Three Stragglers, 1999. Aluminium soudé, sablé et laqué. Don de Lilian et Billy Mauer. Collection d’arts visuels de McGill, 2017-055.

If These Buildings Could Walk: On a newly acquired Melvin Charney sculpture

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection — The idea that the built environments we inhabit can take on their own lives, acting apart from us or on our behalf, occupies our popular
John Peters Humphrey, McGill University Archives MG 4127, 2002-0086.04.201.3

New Insights from John Peters Humphrey: The Man Behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

La version française suit By Laura Colangelo, Young Canada Works intern and Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist & Records Management Administrator, McGill University Archives — In 1946, John Peters Humphrey, professor of law at McGill University, turned down an offer of Deanship.
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Winners Announced! Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine Contest

The McGill Library is delighted to announce that we have not one but two winners of our Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine contest! Both Rebecca Nicholson and Elaine Fernald succeeded in decoding the “Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine” from McGill’s uncatalogued collection of greeting

A Tribute to Janet Blachford (1938 – 2018 )

By Ann Vroom, Chair,  Friends of the McGill Library McGill University, the Friends of the McGill Library and the greater Montreal community lost a special friend and guiding light this winter with the passing of Janet Savage Blachford on February
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Branching out! Seed Library grows in year two

By Dana Ingalls, Liaison Librarian, Macdonald Campus Library “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero It may be snowing and cold, but spring is just around the corner, and the Macdonald Campus Seed
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