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Karis Shearer awarded Raymond Klibansky Research Travel Grant

The McGill Library welcomes Dr. Karis Shearer to our Rare Books and Special Collections reading room! Dr. Shearer is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) where she directs

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

Fontanus, Vol 13 (2013) now available online

Fontanus cover excerpt

  “Founded in 1988, Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of Fontanus is to showcase the University Library’s extensive rare and special collections through in-depth

News Release: BAnQ and McGill sign a partnership agreement

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and McGill University signed a partnership agreement today that creates a formal framework for future collaborative projects involving the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill

Brown Bag Lunches at McGill Library

In May 2011, Jessica Lange and Katherine Hanz were eating lunch at the LOEX Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, when they realized that they knew very little about the research being done by other McGill librarians.  Jessica and Katherine had

Seeing Students’ Ears Perk Up: A Comment on Teaching & A Book Review of Critical Library Instruction Theories & Methods

Teaching is one of my favorite intellectual activities.  I believe it is a dialogue between the instructor and students, where complete silence from the audience is not allowed.  I try to keep my audience from being silently passive at all

Conference Report: IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Librarians from around the world gathered for the annual IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland (August 2012). Since 1928, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) has provided the opportunity for colleagues from public, academic, and

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