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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

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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

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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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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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Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle promoted to full librarian

Group shot of Joseph Hafner, Daniel Boyer and Louis Houle

Congratulations to our colleagues Mtre Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle who were recently promoted to full librarian. In accordance with McGill’s Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff, promotion to full librarian is awarded for the “staff …

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Friends of the McGill Library: Fall 2020 Update

Dear Friends, A warm hello to all of the Friends of the Library. I’m looking forward to getting together with you in the coming months as we move forward with our Fall program, which will be presented virtually for the …

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Dr. Jessica Stacey on Voltaire

Dr. Jessica Stacey is a recipient of the 2019 Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Travel Grant, awarded to pursue research with McGill’s Voltaire Collection. At the McGill Library last autumn, I was putting the finishing touches on a foreword to the …

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A message to our Friends of the Library

Dear Friends of the Library, I hope this message finds you well. Like people worldwide, we are working and volunteering from home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. McGill closed its campus and nimbly turned to remote learning …

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A Special Update from Dean Cook

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Dear Friends, These are such unprecedented times with daily life changing so dramatically in the last few weeks. Ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff has been paramount from the outset. One after the other, like dominoes, universities announced that they …

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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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