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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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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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Take McGill’s hidden gems home with Ex Libris

This September, McGill launched a capital campaign and a new branding vision for the university. The fall of 2020 promises even more excitement as McGill’s bicentennial festivities get underway. As we look back and forward, this is a perfect moment …

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Columbian Press Restoration

Over this past Summer  experts at the  Howard Iron Works Printing Museum and Restoration, located in Oakville Ontario, carried out delicate repairs while respecting to the utmost, the historical relevance of McGill’s Columbian printing  press. Our press had parts missing …

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Join us for a book launch and talk on American book designer W. A. Dwiggins

An Architect of Whimsy: The Artistry and Wit of W. A. Dwiggins  Please join us for some pleasurable diversion as author Bruce Kennett reveals the mirth and creativity of American artist William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956). Dwiggins was the quintessential maker …

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New SSHRC Funding for The Riddle Project

Riddle text

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has granted support to the project over the next two years to investigate this new genre from an interdisciplinary angle. The team, led by Nathalie Cooke, Associate Dean of ROAAr, includes an energetic …

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The Gwillim Project Receives Major SSHRC Funding

The 2019 results are in! The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has poured research funding into a new Partnership Development Grant based out of the McGill Library’s Blacker Wood Collection. The Gwillim Project centres around the …

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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 …

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2018 Annual General Meeting & presentation of the Friends of the Library Award

Signage welcoming attendees to Friends AGM

By Kate Williams, member, Friends of the Library Committee The 2018 Friends of the Library annual general meeting, presided over by the Chair, Ann Vroom, and held in McGill’s historic Birks building, offered a brief summary of the year’s activities, …

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