Monthly Archives: April 2020

A message to our Friends of the Library

Dear Friends of the Library, I hope this message finds you well. Like people worldwide, we are working and volunteering from home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. McGill closed its campus and nimbly turned to remote learning …

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A Special Update from Dean Cook

Arts Building Cupola and Flag

Dear Friends, These are such unprecedented times with daily life changing so dramatically in the last few weeks. Ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff has been paramount from the outset. One after the other, like dominoes, universities announced that they …

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Fresh Perspectives: McGill’s Motherwell and Stella Tapestries

By Michelle Macleod, Curatorial Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Visual Art Collection, with support funding from SSMU and the Dean of Libraries, installed a number of artworks in the McLennan-Redpath library over reading week. As we all eagerly await …

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1st Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

1st Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share:  Spring cleaning your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthly screen-share. We invite you to use it …

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#Quarantunes: a ROAAr staff selection

Many, many (like a thousand) years ago, when I was a very anxious university student, I got the idea to make mix-CDs for people. It seemed like it would make for a nice distraction. I posted an anonymous ad online, …

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Celebrating Cathy Martin and Helene Koonjbeharrydass, winners of the 2020 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Picture of fireworks and confetti. Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash

Huge congratulations are in order for the 2020 recipients of the McGill Library Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the Library, its users and its mandate. Cathy Martin, Coordinator and Liaison Librarian at the Marvin Duchow Music Library received …

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DRAW needs you!

Looking for something to do while you’re self-isolating and social-distancing? Would you like to contribute to weather, climate science, and history? Come help us transcribe weather records from the past on DRAW! You can join a community of citizen scientists …

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The Literary Ritual of Conundrum Suppers

Shakespeare added thousands of words to the English language, wrote both drama and poetry, and even bought himself a noble title! But was he a riddler? Apparently, literature and riddles have always been related.[1] As The Riddle Project dove into …

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Zoom Backgrounds | McGill Library & More

Birks Windows

Secret study spots, sun-lit nooks, silence in the stacks – we miss it all. Most of all, we miss seeing our users. So we created some library-themed and campus Zoom backgrounds to help the community feel connected while working remotely …

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COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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