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Celebrating a quarter century of support: an interview with Friends of the Library Chair Cecil Rabinovitch

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Library of McGill University. In 1989, a small group of Montrealers met in support of the Library’s mission.   Some were McGill graduates, many were not, but
Alberto Manguel reading

McGill Library welcomes distinguished writer and scholar Alberto Manguel

By: Steven Spodek, Development Officer, McGill Library Alberto Manguel, distinguished author and scholar, is spending the fall 2014 semester at the McGill Library as Scholar in Residence. Manguel is one of the world’s great writers and readers. He is a member
Arts Building rendering designed by Greg Houston, McGill Library

Practicum Pause: an interview with Diana DiFrancesco

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under
Detail from full page woodcut illustration from the 1498 Dyalogus of Wisdom lecturing fools and the ignorant.

Osler Library of the History of Medicine acquires two extremely rare incunabula books by Champier

By: Christopher Lyons, Head of the Osler Library Thanks to an anonymous gift, the Osler Library has acquired two extremely rare incunabula books published in 1498 and c. 1500 for our collection.  These were written by Dr. Symphorien Champier (c.1471-1539), a
Detail from Humphreys handwritten draft of the original Declaration of Human Rights

McGill’s John Peters Humphrey’s legacy work, original draft of Declaration of Human Rights, featured at Canadian Museum of Human Rights Grand Opening & exhibit

By: Lori Podolsky, Acting University Archivist, McGill University Archives In Winnipeg, on Friday, September 20th, 2014, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) opens its doors up to the world. McGill University Archives (MUA) is honoured to play a small
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Practicum Pause: an interview with Talia Olshefsky

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under
Pictogram for "People". Design: Greg Houston

Pictograms to the rescue: a behind-the-scenes look at promoting the Library

By: Malika Tamim* When I started working in the Communications Office at the Library this summer, I was quite excited to hear that I would be working on the marketing campaign for this year’s Library orientation but I didn’t know
Ada Chan's testing space

Practicum Pause: an interview with Ada Chan

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under
Way finding signage, Library services desk, Humanities & Social Sciences Library

Practicum Pause: an interview with Paul Grewal

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under
Statue of James McGill. Photo Credit: Klaus Fiedler

Elizabeth Gibson and Sara Holder winners of the 2014 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 McGill Library Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library. Elizabeth Gibson, Library Supervisor at the Humanities & Social
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