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A ‘ROAAr-ing’ Welcome to Two New Librarians!

Lauren Williams and elis Ing

ROAAr is delighted to welcome two new librarians to our team. Meet Elis Ing and Lauren Williams, our newest librarians in Rare Books & Special Collections. Elis is liaison librarian for manuscripts and archival collections, and Lauren is liaison librarian

Introducing the Goodman Intern

My name is Colin Rier and I am a undergraduate student at McGill University studying food history. I am this summer’s Goodman Intern at Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), working with the cookbook collection. I have a long history

Branching out! Seed Library grows in year two

Seed Library Logo

By Dana Ingalls, Liaison Librarian, Macdonald Campus Library “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero It may be snowing and cold, but spring is just around the corner, and the Macdonald Campus Seed

Mobilizing McGill at the Library: Crowdsourcing Social Justice

Crowdsourcing Social Justice poster detail

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when

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

Eamon Duffy winner of 2016 McGill Librarian Excellence Award

Every year, the McGill Library has the privilege of honouring the impact of one of its own with the annual Librarian Excellence Award. Presented during the spring convocation ceremonies, the award recognizes the extraordinary achievements and efforts of a McGill librarians who

Revisiting the smoke-free terrace two years later

On May 1, 2016, we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the smoke-free policy for the McLennan-Redpath terrace, a pioneering initiative to create a healthier, cleaner learning environment for McGill students. Implemented with campus-wide support at the student, faculty and administration levels, the initiative designated

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

Study Space Spotlight: The Cyberthèque

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to

Study Space Spotlight: The Octagon Room

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to

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