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Welcome, bienvenue! An interview with Dean Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook in a red t-shirt at her desk waving to the camera

By Maya Willard-Stepan, Outreach Assistant, Humanities & Social Sciences Library With 12 branches and more than seven million items, the McGill Library is one of the largest – and most enjoyed aspects of our university. No one knows this better …

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The student face of Library services

Helen Qin in the Digitization Lab

By Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, McGill Library Student employees are actively involved in the McGill Library. From digitizing cultural heritage materials, organizing archival collections, and researching artwork to writing news stories and social media posts, and acting as information assistants. Student hires are …

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A Tribute to John Gomery (1932-2021)

by the Friends of the McGill Library John Gomery was a true friend of the Friends of the McGill Library. A former Chair of the Friends Board, John was a strong supporter of Fiat Lux, the transformational re-envisioning of the …

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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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McGill’s Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule | Dean Colleen Cook on the future of libraries

Time capsules offer the opportunity to capture a moment while letting us imagine possible futures. McGill Research & Innovation’s Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule—a signature project of the University’s 200th-anniversary celebrations—features two-minute videos from 50 top McGill researchers. Contributors were asked …

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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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Scanning GLAM: virtual outreach in pandemic times & beyond

by Katherine Lewis, graduate student, McGill School of Information Studies Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rapid pivot to the delivery of online services in the library community that would have been unimaginable just over …

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Welcome message from new Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Renowned author Louise Penny with Donald Walcot at the 2018 MacLennan Lecture

Greetings, My name is Donald Walcot and I am very privileged to be this year’s Chair of the Friends of the McGill Library, a wonderful organization that I have had a long affiliation with, working closely with three exceptional Deans …

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March 2020 to March 2021…some stats

Colourful infographic

It has been a year unlike any other. But no less busy. Library stats from March 2020 to March 2021 show how we pivoted. We did our best to reach out through the computer screen and connect McGillians with Library …

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Everyday heroes from our pandemic year

Thumbnails of Library staff in their home offices.

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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COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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