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Research awards at the Osler Library for the History of Medicine

Female figures as shown in three medieval and early modern textsvfrom different regions of the world: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and independent scholars whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 6 January 2023, …

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Support the Library’s raffle in support of Centraide

Centraide logo - red background, white text

Help the Library raise awareness and funds for Centraide of Greater Montreal, an important organization that helps to make a difference in our community. There are many ways to give back – any donation, big or small goes a long …

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2022 Osler Day Festivities

The Osler Library is back! After four years as guests of ROAAr colleagues in the McLennan Library Building, the Osler Library is again operating out of its home on the third floor of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. To celebrate, …

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Archival Collections Catalogue interface tweaked for increase ease of use

Zoomed in detail on wide tree view of new Archival Collections Catalogue interface.

by Anna Dysert, Associate Librarian, Archives and Manuscripts/Special Collections, Collection Services The McGill Library Archival Collections Catalogue has switched over to a more user-friendly interface to help users navigate archival descriptions. The fresh look will allow researchers to better visualize the relationships between records in a fonds or collection and move between record descriptions. …

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The Taylor White Project, 2018-2021

Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), water colour by Peter Paillou, undated. Taylor White Collection: MSG BW002, item 042. Blacker Wood Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill Library.

By Victoria Dickenson, Professor of Practice, McGill Library This project was funded by Insight Development Program at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Overview The Taylor White Research Project focused on the documentation and analysis of a unique “paper …

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Orientation Now & Then

Library table at Discover McGill (Molson Stadium), 2019

Orientation activities at McGill Library come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years the Library has participated in “meet & greets”, tours, workshops, scavenger hunts, tabling events, ice cream socials, service fairs, games, photo booths…even physical exhibits for war …

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Library Update from Dean Colleen Cook

Architectural detail on Redpath Library Building

Dear Friends of the Library, The 2020-2021 academic year was one for the books in more ways than we can count here at the McGill Library. After completing a full year under these exceptional circumstances, I want to take a …

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2021 Update | Fiat Lux Library Project

Meeting student needs. Connecting communities. Advancing learning. Inspiring discovery. Preserving the cultural record. Promoting wellness. How do you take these big ideas and make them into a library for the 21st century? At McGill, we are getting closer to finding …

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Remembering Marilyn Berger, Librarian Emerita

The University flag is lowered today in memory of Librarian Emerita Marilyn Berger, who passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021.  Marilyn was a former Head Librarian of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art.  She began in the McGill Library in 1977, …

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Katherine Hanz appointed Associate Dean, User Services

The McGill Library is pleased to welcome Katherine Hanz as the new Associate Dean, User Services, on a four-year term, ending May 2025. Katherine Hanz has been leading the User Services team on an interim basis since last year. Hanz …

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