Yearly Archives: 2014

Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes!

The Library is closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, inclusive. All branches will open on Monday, January 5, 2015. Until then…

What does the Library of the 21st century look like to you?

“Redpath Library Building” by Sarah Severson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The McGill Library is conducting a feasibility study to examine the research, teaching and learning needs of the community. We are currently at the tail end of the first phase of this 6-9 month study. The architectural firms of Shepley Bulfinch

Library & Archives events & exhibits commemorating the centenary of the First World War

Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, McGill University Library & Archives has scheduled several special events and exhibits to commemorate  the centenary of the First World War. Special event McGill’s illuminated Book of Remembrance digitized and on display

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

McGill Library welcomes distinguished writer and scholar Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel reading

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

Practicum Pause: an interview with Diana DiFrancesco

Arts Building rendering designed by Greg Houston, McGill Library

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

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

Detail from full page woodcut illustration from the 1498 Dyalogus of Wisdom lecturing fools and the ignorant.

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

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

Detail from Humphreys handwritten draft of the original Declaration of Human Rights

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

Practicum Pause: an interview with Talia Olshefsky

Example of an index map for a series covering the Island of Montreal:

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

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

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