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Mapping 375 years of progress: rare Montreal maps from 1556-1946

La Terra de Hochelaga nella Nova Francia (1556)

By Margaret Blandford and Greg Houston In celebration of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, McGill Library’s Collection Services is showcasing digitized Montreal rare maps held by the library’s Rare Books and Special Collections from May 15-22, 2017. The maps were

Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 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. Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented

Jeffry Archer appointed Associate Dean, User Services

Jeffry Archer profile shot

The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to welcome Jeffry Archer as the new Associate Dean, User Services, on a four-year term effective January 3, 2017. “Jeffry will be an incredible asset to the entire McGill community. Throughout his career,

Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

McGill Open House, 1959. Old McGill Yearbook.

The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook,

Nathalie Cooke appointed new Associate Dean, ROAAr

The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Cooke as new Associate Dean, ROAAr (Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Art and Archives), for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2016. “I’m excited to welcome Nathalie

Join the Visual Arts Collection for a weekly lunch-time tour of art around the McGill campus

Starting this week, the McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) will be offering a weekly free lunch-time tour of the various statues, sculptures and artwork around the McGill campus, including iconic works like Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s “The Three Bares.” Leaving from Service Point

Celebrate the launch of our new Research Commons on March 30

  Welcome to the next generation of Library technology at McGill University! After months of preparations and consultation, we are excited to officially christen our new Research Commons with a launch-day celebration on March 30 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. — With the dawn

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at McGill Library on Mar. 8

Wikipedia thrives as the internet’s preeminent hub of collective information by pooling the knowledge from around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, individuals across the globe can contribute to and edit articles, bringing their shared experience and expertise to the

Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today

April Colosimo and Robert Selby winners of the 2015 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Old McGill Yearbook, 1930

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 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. April Colosimo, Liaison Librarian at the Schulich Library of Science and

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