Yearly Archives: 2012

The paws that refreshes… and eases end-of-term anxiety

The Dog-tor is in. While everyone at McGill is well aware that our Libraries provide support centred upon books, journals and databases, most people don’t realize that that support comes in all shapes and sizes – including furry, four-legged, tail-wagging …

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Research Proust – Martin Morris

McGill Librarian Researcher Proust Questionnaire The Researcher Proust Questionnaire is a new twist on the Library Matters librarian questionnaire. The goals of the Researcher Proust are to share information about the current research interests of library staff and to provide …

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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 …

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McGill Medical Librarian Honoured

The Margaret Ridley Charlton plaque and monument has been installed outside the entrance to the McIntyre Medical Building at McGill. Margaret Ridley Charlton was the first Assistant Librarian at the McGill Medical Library and a founder of the Medical Library …

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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 …

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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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