Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet pods. Open education resources. Reading nooks. 3D printers. Destress zones. Laptop lending kiosks. Video recording studios. The list goes on and on. The Library could not do what we do without the support of McGill student societies, councils, and associations. And for that, we are forever grateful.
The Library has a long history of collaboration with McGill’s student organizations. These unique partnerships cross different interests and needs and provide a great opportunity for students to be involved in improving the spaces, services, collections, and access shared by all.
Visionary student society support of the Library from groups like the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Library Improvement Fund (LIF), Arts Undergraduate Society, Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Library Improvement Fund, McGill Music Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA), Law Students Association, and the Macdonald Campus Student Society, is often the driving force behind innovative pilot projects, much-needed facilities improvements, and expanded collections. Enhancing services and moments for learning and engagement beyond the classroom is top of mind.
In recognition of the numerous contributions made by McGill’s student bodies, the Library is once again launching an awareness campaign highlighting stories related to student society support and its impact on the life of the library and the student experience.
Join the Library in thanking student leadership for making a difference! From mid-February to the end of the semester watch the Library Matters blog and the Library’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for testimonials from library student workers as well as some fun facts and figures about the Library.
Did you know that 135 students currently work at McGill Library? Over half of these positions (61%) are supported by the SSMU’s Library Improvement Fund.
If you are planning on visiting one of our branches this semester, look out for colourful visual markers on equipment, furniture, and spaces funded by student contributions. These specially branded “tags” in all our branches can be found on things like scanners, adjustable desks, artwork, study carrels, phone charging stations, and more.