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Celebrating winners of the 2022 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Staff BBQ on McGill campus seen from a distance with grass, trees, and red tents.

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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Then in Now: McLennan-Redpath Over Time

Colour photograph of McLennan-Redpath Terrace with overlay of black and white archival photo of same location.

Throughout the day-to-day of classes, studying, exams, and papers, it’s easy to forget that countless McGill students have walked these halls and gathered on this terrace over the course of the Library’s long history. This new series of digital collages …

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Caption This!

Community caption: The Fearsome Three From Jayne Watson-Sevigny This photo from the McGill University Archives is part of the Montreal Parks and Playgrounds fonds – and it is one of many photographs about which we have little information. While often …

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A heartfelt thank you to McGill student leadership!

Student worker Apoorva Malepati

Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet pods. Open education resources. Reading nooks. 3D printers. Destress zones. Laptop lending kiosks. Video recording studios. The list goes on and on. The Library could not do what we do without the support of McGill …

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Campus Royalty

Queen Beryl and her court

We spoke with royalty for this week’s episode of Voices from The Footnotes, our ROAAr library podcast. McGill royalty to be precise. Step back in time to 1949, 1951 and 1958, as Beryl Rapier, Dorothy Baxter and Rae Tucker Rambally …

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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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