From left to right: Lenore Harris, Louise Robertson, and Don Walcot at the McGill University Collections Centre holding up books in front of red wall.

An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot | September 2023

The new academic year has already started, with students appearing, and reappearing, on campus, using our ten different library locations, and the terrasses outside! The nervous smiles, the obvious pleasure at being welcomed to such a student-friendly space, shows that the …

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Interview with Guylaine Beaudry, Trenholme Dean of Libraries

Parlez-nous de votre histoire avec la bibliothèque. Qu’est-ce qui vous a attiré à McGill ?   J’ai une très belle histoire avec les bibliothèques de McGill pour différentes raisons. D’abord, comme étudiante, j’ai utilisé les bibliothèques depuis le cégep (à Marianopolis) …

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Celebrate Homecoming 2023 with the Library

Make the Library your happy place during Homecoming! (Re)connect with the McGill community this fall with a masterclass, special events, branch tours, exhibits and more. Our 2023 Homecoming programming has something for everyone. We hope to see you there! Special …

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Caption This – Swimsuit Edition

“What a chorus line we’d make in Esther Williams’ movies!” Thanks to Sharon Cohen for this month’s caption. We asked you to date this photo based on the swimsuit style and many of you were very close! Thanks to all …

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Welcome | Bienvenue

La version française suit As Dean of Libraries, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each of you as we embark on a new and exciting academic year. Whether you are a returning student, a faculty …

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New Artworks in the Visible Storage Gallery

By McGill Visual Arts Collection Recently the Visual Arts Collection added a few new artwork to our Visible Storage Gallery on the 4th Floor of the McLennan Library. Let us introduce you to these artworks! Sharni Pootoogook, Square Dance, 2000, …

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What Does one Eat When Cruising Through Quebec?

“Know Canada Better.” This was the tagline of a promotional booklet published by Canada Steamship Lines advertising its 1960 Vacation Cruises passing through the St-Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. Amongst these ships cruising that route was the S.S. Richelieu,” one of …

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Food Day Canada August 5th

This August 5th taste something Canadian! Celebrate Canada Food Day this Saturday by shopping, cooking and eating Canadian. Chefs, farmers, and restaurants across the country will be celebrating Canadian food this Saturday. We suggest trying out this recipe for Angels …

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Double Takes: A Brief History of Stereographs

Upon first glance, last month’s “Caption This” photograph may have instinctively prompted some to search for differences between two seemingly identical images. However, it wasn’t a “spot the difference” puzzle; it was, in fact, a stereograph. Stereography, a photography technique, …

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New Open Access Guide Now Live

A PSA from the Scholarly Communications Committee Open access (OA) is the process of making research available online free of charge. This can include peer-reviewed articles, books, data, images, and other formats used to disseminate scholarly information. It is a …

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