The “Her Natural History” Social Media Campaign: Highlighting female contributions to biodiversity research

From collecting specimens and serving as scientific illustrators to conducting and publishing research, authoring natural history books, and more, women have overcome many social and cultural obstacles and gender barriers to help further our understanding of the natural world. Biodiversity …

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What’s Lincoln’s Bloodstained Towel Doing Here?

Many Montrealers are unaware of the many weird and wonderful things held right downtown at McGill University. The Library has items dating back over four thousand years that make up some of the most important research collections in the world. …

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Gardening in difficult times

Social distancing has made me long for two things: the company of other people, and time outside in nature. In the last month or so, I have started seedlings and am planning to plant a small balcony garden near 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

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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Fresh Perspectives: McGill’s Motherwell and Stella Tapestries

By Michelle Macleod, Curatorial Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Visual Art Collection, with support funding from SSMU and the Dean of Libraries, installed a number of artworks in the McLennan-Redpath library over reading week. As we all eagerly await …

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1st Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

1st Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share:  Spring cleaning your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthly screen-share. We invite you to use it …

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#Quarantunes: a ROAAr staff selection

Many, many (like a thousand) years ago, when I was a very anxious university student, I got the idea to make mix-CDs for people. It seemed like it would make for a nice distraction. I posted an anonymous ad online, …

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Celebrating Cathy Martin and Helene Koonjbeharrydass, winners of the 2020 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Huge congratulations are in order for the 2020 recipients of the McGill Library Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the Library, its users and its mandate. Cathy Martin, Coordinator and Liaison Librarian at the Marvin Duchow Music Library received …

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DRAW needs you!

Looking for something to do while you’re self-isolating and social-distancing? Would you like to contribute to weather, climate science, and history? Come help us transcribe weather records from the past on DRAW! You can join a community of citizen scientists …

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