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Stories, Stats & Surveys: Recognizing student society support of the Library

Student worker Alyanna Jamal

The Library constantly explores new and innovative ways to be more responsive, reliable and timely in the development and delivery of our services and resources. One of the ways that we grow services to meet user needs is by partnering

RSC Meeting at McGill October 22-26, 2018

RDA feature image

By Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services The McGill University Library is pleased to be hosting the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for one of their fall in-person meetings. RDA (Resources Description and Access) is The publishers are the American Library

McGill Little Free Libraries: A Story of Serendipity

McGill Little Free Library at the Gault Estate in Mont-Saitn-Hilaire. Photo: Charles Normandin

One word – serendipity. In 2015, I submitted a proposal entitled McGill NooX (“Neighbourhood Book Exchange”) to be considered for funding through the Library’s Innovation Fund. On paper, the McGill NooX project involved a collaboration between McGill students, faculty, staff,

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

Giovanna Badia and Merika Ramundo awarded the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congrats to the recipients of the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards! The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Library and its mandate. Liaison Librarian, Giovanna Badia received the Librarian Excellence Award and Communications Officer, Merika Ramundo was awarded the Library Staff

New Insights from John Peters Humphrey: The Man Behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

John Peters Humphrey, McGill University Archives MG 4127, 2002-0086.04.201.3

La version française suit By Laura Colangelo, Young Canada Works intern and Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist & Records Management Administrator, McGill University Archives — In 1946, John Peters Humphrey, professor of law at McGill University, turned down an offer of Deanship.

A Tribute to Janet Blachford (1938 – 2018 )

By Ann Vroom, Chair,  Friends of the McGill Library McGill University, the Friends of the McGill Library and the greater Montreal community lost a special friend and guiding light this winter with the passing of Janet Savage Blachford on February

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

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

Table Setting Riddles 101: The Solution Set

Eliza Smithson's signature, Smithson Cookbook Collection.

By Nathalie Cooke, Professor and Associate Dean, Archives & Rare Collections, McGill University Library Thanks to all who took up our riddling challenge offering answers from across Canada and abroad (including England, Ireland, and New Zealand). We promised to provide some

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