Blog Archives

Winners Announced! Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine Contest

Detail Hyroglyphik

The McGill Library is delighted to announce that we have not one but two winners of our Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine contest! Both Rebecca Nicholson and Elaine Fernald succeeded in decoding the “Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine” from McGill’s uncatalogued collection of greeting

3D Printer Saves Button Maker: A Love Story

Buttons from the button maker

By Merika Ramundo, Communications Officer, McGill Library Working in communications at the Library, I am often challenged by tasks that tap into the “other duties as required” part of my job. Most recently, I was faced with finding a replacement

Bear Pits, Nuns and Tortière: Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke in Conversation about Montreal Foodways and Fisticuffs

By Alyssa Hamilton The event “Foodways and fisticuffs: the larger than life personalities who shaped Quebec cuisine” was an evening of storytelling. Speakers Nathalie Cooke and Julian Armstrong led an intimate, informative, and above all entertaining talk in the first

Celebrating science! Science Literacy Week @ McGill, September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide, week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast. 2017 will mark McGill’s third year running of participation with events on both campuses geared towards the McGill community and general public of all ages. This year’s partners on campus are

Visualizing Montreal and McGill with Historypin

C.O.T.C Training on McGill Campus

By Sarah Severson, Assistant Librarian and Coordinator, Digital Library Services Walking around Montreal it’s easy to get lost in the past looking at all the old buildings. What if you could search for a place on a map and click to see

McGill Book Fair needs your help!

McGill Book Fair

Public Service Announcement from the McGill Book Fair: We are looking for contributions of lightly-used books in all categories, from Art to Zoology and almost everything in between. The exceptions to this are magazines, journals and encyclopedias.  In the decades

The Research Commons turns one

The Research Commons is an exciting, technology-enhanced, collaborative space located in the Redpath Library Building. It brings together services and resources to support McGill students, faculty, staff and researchers and provides spaces, support, and equipment for incorporating cutting-edge technology into research

3D printing 101 – an introduction

Written by: Chantal Petgrave, 3D Printing peer tutor, Humanities & Social Sciences Library (BA, Industrial Relations, class of 2018) Have you ever been sitting in Research Commons Room B and heard a mechanical tittering sound, only to look up and

2016 year in review: digital collections

In 2016, the McGill Library launched three new digital collections: Islamic Lithographs, Wilder Penfield’s fonds and McGill University theses and dissertations. These interdisciplinary projects bring together primary source books, prints, photographs, letters, drawings, research and scholarly works that date as far

Friend of the Year award presented to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

On December 1st, 2016, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation was presented with the Friends of the McGill Library’s Friend of the Year award at their Annual General Meeting. The foundation was named for an extraordinary couple who, counting 7 McGill

Library Matters seeks to exchange and encourage ideas, innovations and information from McGill Library staff for our on-campus readers and beyond.
Contact Us!

If you have any questions, comments, or even an idea for a story, let us know!