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Missing Voices Website and Podcast Launch

McGill Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Missing Voices: South Asian Perspectives on The Gwillim Archives website, developed with funding from the Digital Museums Canada investment program. As museums, libraries, and archives around the world confront the …

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Black History Month at McGill Library

2023 marks the 7th annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill. Led by McGill’s Equity Office, “Black History Month at McGill brings together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members through events held both in person and online. These …

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King Lear from Page to Stage: Shakespeare Lecture 2023

Paul Gross and Kimberley Rampersad leaning over a Rare Book.

A familial story of legacy, loyalty and loss, King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, and one of the greatest challenges he presents. On January 18, 2023, director Kimberley Rampersad and actor Paul Gross discussed their vision for the 2023 Stratford Festival …

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A rare toy theatre remix

Foregound: toy theatre from McGill's rare and special collections. background Rare Books Reading Room.

It’s a most magical time of year where the young and young at heart express gratitude, reflect on the year gone by, get in touch with family and friends, and celebrate the hope the new year brings. Once again, our …

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Student society support inspires generosity & creates positive change at the Library

Quiet pods in the McLennan-Redpath Complex. Funded by PGSS.

This Giving Tuesday, the Library wishes to acknowledge the incredible support that student societies have given towards improving library services, collections, and spaces at McGill. Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet pods. Open education resources. Reading nooks. 3D printers. Destress zones. Laptop lending kiosks. Video recording …

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Colour and Cards – the Foundations of Tuck & Sons

pictures from paddyland

Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Librarian lire la version française Colour. For graphic designers and publishers today, colour is a crucial choice for every project, laying the groundwork for the tone of a publication. In the early days of postcards and colour …

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“Groundwork” of a Different Kind

Alexis Janssen, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant lire la version française This work, which is on view in the Visible Storage Gallery of the McLennan Library, is part of a series created by Montreal-based artist Sylvia Safdie that …

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What’s On the Map? Stories of Scientific Groundwork in Guyana

hawk parrot

by Hannah Deskin, Assistant Archivist, McGill ROAAr lire la version française As director of the Canadian Geological Survey between the years 1895-1901, George Mercer Dawson laid the groundwork for scientific exploration in some of the most biodiverse regions in the …

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When Music Meets Technology

manuscript chant notation

By Labiba Faiza, Outreach Assistant, ROAAr One rarely hears of a mix between medieval music and cutting-edge software development. Last Tuesday, however, ROAAr joined the worlds of music and technology to host “Search and ye shall find: Medieval music manuscripts …

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Proactive Chat : A New Way to Reach McGill Librarians

Proactiv Question Box

by Sandy Hervieux, Liaison Librarian and Virtual Reference Coordinator, Humanities and Social Sciences Library If you’ve visited the Library website this Fall, you may have noticed a red conversation bubble icon and pop-up window located in the bottom right hand …

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