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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

McGill is moving closer to the library of the future

Blackader-Lauterman

By Doug Sweet,  Director, Internal Communication, McGill University. Originally published June 2, 2015 in the McGill Reporter. Reproduced with permission. They are the places where minds meet, says Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook, and McGill’s are in serious need

2015 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture: Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi President & Publisher

House of Anansi logo

On Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm in Leacock 232, join McGill University Library & Archives and the Friends of the Library as Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi President & Publisher, speaks about the realities of publishing in the age of

Video now available: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Thank you to everyone who attended the McGill Library & Archives’ Faculty symposium on the future of research libraries! We received lots of positive feedback from audience members who enjoyed the breadth and depth of the themes explored. The individual remarks, panel

Informal talk with Alberto Manguel now online

Book cover, Alberto Manguel's Curiosity

by Ann Vroom, Chair, Friends of the McGill Library It was a sold-out crowd at the Friends of the Library evening March 12, 2015 at our event On Reading, Writing and Fiddling with Words: an Informal Talk with Alberto Manguel. 

March 18: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Redpath Library Building, Old McGill Yearbook, 1962

McGill Library and Archives is proud to be hosting McGill’s first ever (to our knowledge) Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries. Our visionary speakers have over 100 years of collective knowledge and leadership expertise within the fields

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