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50 Years of Library Service (1924-1974): An interview with Martha McCallum

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To ring out McGill’s Bicentennial, the Library is featuring an Unsung Hero of yore. On January 7th, 1974, Miss Martha McCallum, Gift and Exchange Clerk, celebrated her 50th anniversary as an employee of McGill University Libraries….Miss McCallum received a letter …

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Unsung Heroes of the McGill Library

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As part of McGill’s Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate Unsung Heroes in their department who have greatly helped shape the community. In addition to being featured on the University’s Unsung Heroes page, the …

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Welcome Message from Dean Guylaine Beaudry

Dr. Guylaine Beaudry. Background: McLennan-Redpath Terrace.

Welcome / bienvenue to McGill Libraries! I’m honoured to be your new Trenholme Dean of Libraries and very happy to serve alongside the exceptional team of information experts and service professionals who make it their mission to support the teaching, …

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Q & A with Chris Lyons, New Associate Dean of ROAAr

Christopher Lyons recently stepped into the role of Associate Dean of ROAAr, McGill Library’s rare and archival collections group. With Prof. Nathalie Cooke on sabbatical, Lyons will be leading ROAAr for the next year, bringing his wealth of experience and …

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Meet the Curator – Dr. Maia Isabelle Woolner

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Dr. Maia Isabelle Woolner curated the exhibition Cure Yourself by Electricity! Personal Electrotherapeutic Devices in Canada and Beyond c. 1880s-1930s. On display in the ground floor lobby of the McLennan Library building, the exhibit is a shockingly fascinating tour through …

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A Special Tribute to Our Friend, Sheila Goldbloom (1925-2022)

Sheila Goldbloom in a red coat smiling at the camera.

The Friends of the McGill Library wish to pay tribute to Sheila Goldbloom, a true changemaker, who had a deep and lasting impact on the Friends of the Library, McGill University, the community-at-large, and on all of those who were …

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Celebrating winners of the 2022 McGill Library Excellence Awards

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Library Excellence Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary service, important efforts, and achievements of librarian and administrative & support staff members at the McGill Library. The last two years have been an exceptional …

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An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Students on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace in spring.

Greetings, As Chair of the Friends of the Library, I am concerned that you may not always be fully aware of all the interesting and educational events that are going on at the McGill Library. So this will be my …

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Student Spotlight: Lara Landauro at Rare Books and Special Collections

Lara Landauro smiling at the camera in front of a bookshelf filled with rare books.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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Student Spotlight: Labiba Faiza at ROAAr

Student worker Labiba Faiza in front of exhibition case

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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