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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

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