Yearly Archives: 2014

The Status of Women at McGill in 1931

Drawing of a woman reading. Old McGill, 1931.

International Women’s Day is on March 8th. The theme for 2014 is Inspiring Change. To quote the site: Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of

Michael Ondaatje to deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

The Friends of the McGill Library present the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture featuring award-winning author Michael Ondaatje Lecture topic: Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:30pm Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, 3660 Peel St. Limited seating. RSVP

Fontanus, Vol 13 (2013) now available online

Fontanus cover excerpt

  “Founded in 1988, Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of Fontanus is to showcase the University Library’s extensive rare and special collections through in-depth

McGill Library and Archives Fun Facts

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World War I remembered

No. 3 Hospital

Over the course of World War I, 3,059 McGill men enlisted in the active forces. Of those, 363 lost their lives and 791 decorations were awarded, including two Victoria Crosses. Women, not eligible for the active forces, also contributed in

The digital revolution

Flat bed scanner

Digitization is changing how students, academics and the general public interact with materials stored in the McGill Library. About 25% of these rare holdings are unique items that deserve to made more accessible to a wider audience. McGill is now

A library like no other

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Sir William Osler was a true medical pioneer. Over the course of his distinguished career as a physician, professor, author, and bibliophile at McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and as Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University,

Favourite library spaces

Marvin Duchow Music Library

“During my studies in the Faculty of Law, my favourite place in the Library was the third floor of the Nahum Gelber Law Library. I purposefully chose one of the study carrels on the west side of the building, so

PGSS Family Collection: creating a welcoming library space for student parents and their children

We may not celebrate Family Day in Quebec but the McGill Library is taking a baby step in helping student parents keep their children happily busy in the Library. Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill

The Library is Open!

What is the Open Library? During the month of February, McGill Library is offering a number of workshops to help the community better understand the concept of “open” that we’ve been hearing so much about – be that open access,

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