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Everyday heroes from our pandemic year

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Since mid-March 2020, though we have not always physically been in Library spaces, we have still been there. We have been there for McGill’s hardworking and adaptable students, for teaching faculty getting used to a new remote reality, and for …

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Near or far, Dean Colleen Cook champions #McGill24 year after year

Dean Colleen Cook over Zoom in a red McGill24 t-shirt smiling and waving.

This has been a year for the (e)books. But whether near or far, in person or remote, Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook has led the Library’s cheering squad for McGill’s day of giving year in and year out. She …

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We miss you, McGillians

Dear McGillians, In the great tradition of letter-writing, we’re penning this one to you because it has been almost a year since we’ve seen you and we miss you. And it’s not just us. Our spaces and collections miss you …

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#ColourOurCollections 2021 edition

Grab your crayons, coloured pencils, or your paints! We’ve got six new colouring sheets from our ROAAr special collections ready for you to print. Share your finished work to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and tagging us (#McGillRarebooks or #OslerLibrary or …

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It’s Here! McGill Library Welcomes AMAZE; A McGill A to Z Experience

A is for anatomy, alphabet and AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experience. In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, …

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January Screenshare

Click here for instructions on how to download and set zoom and desktop backgrounds. For the type enthusiasts out there, this is a 20th century condensed gothic font. It is a sans-serif, upper and lower case font that includes numerals …

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Top 5 Things To Know About McGill Library

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By Alisa Nosova With ever-evolving provincial guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, McGill Library has adapted in many ways to accommodate students virtually.  My name is Alisa, I am a Marketing Assistant at the McGill Library. As a student, I’ve always …

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Dogs of the McGill Library

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Therapy dog visits are an important element of finals season. Because they’re not possible this year, in an attempt to bring joy and comfort into your homes, we’re sharing just some of the dogs of the McGill Library. Consider this …

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Back to the Future: Exam-themed Zoom backgrounds from the Archives

Bird's-eye-view of exam - 1970s, black and white.

We know that exams look very different this year. But whether you’re packed into a crowded Zoom room, or an actual room, there are certain things that make exams exams. Late night studying, cue cards, highlighters, pizza delivery, setting two …

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Theodore A. Harris’ “The Long Dream, After Richard Wright” and the Activists in Our Collections

Philadelphia-based artist, Theodore Harris, insists on the power of visual art to reveal diverse perspectives, speaking of our collective past, present, and future in a contentiously shared world.  Presenting as keynote at Culture Shock, a yearly event co-hosted by The …

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