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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

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

New SSHRC Funding for The Riddle Project

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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

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

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

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,

70 candles for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Lori Podolsky “That there can be no peace unless human rights and freedoms are respected” (John Peters Humphrey, 1947) John Peters Humphrey, the first Director of the Human Rights Division at the United Nations, and along with Eleanor Roosevelt

RSC Meeting at McGill October 22-26, 2018

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By Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services The McGill University Library is pleased to be hosting the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for one of their fall in-person meetings. RDA (Resources Description and Access) is The publishers are the American Library

Giovanna Badia and Merika Ramundo awarded the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congrats to the recipients of the 2018 McGill Library Excellence Awards! The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Library and its mandate. Liaison Librarian, Giovanna Badia received the Librarian Excellence Award and Communications Officer, Merika Ramundo was awarded the Library Staff

ROAAr newsletter: Spotlight: Latest Acquisitions at McGill

Ways of seeing: artistry on display in the Osler’s autumn acquisitions There is something about those eyes… at once alarmingly life-like and eerily anonymous. United in artistry and detailed craftsmanship, these four new acquisitions at the Osler Library of the

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