Open Access Week Interview: McGill Journal of Education

To kick off Open Access Week 2023, we are pleased to interview with one of the open access journals in McGill Library’s scholarly publishing program: McGill Journal of Education. Keep an eye out for more interviews to come! Why do …

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Sri Lankan Palm-Leaf Manuscripts as Sources for Medical History and the Revitalization of Traditional Knowledge

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine hosted Dr. Danister Perera this week for a talk on Olas in the McGill Library collections. The Osler Library contains 20 olas, palm-leaf manuscripts, from Sri Lanka on medical subjects written in …

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Women, Environment and Networks of Empire, book now out with MQUP

Guest Post by Anna Winterbottom Women, Environment and Networks of Empire: Elizabeth Gwillim and Mary Symonds in Madras (MQUP, 2023) is now available. Order your copy here. You can celebrate the launch of this publication with authors and editors on …

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Savoury Imbroglio!

Savoury Imbroglio!

A lot of ambiguity surrounds September’s “Caption This” image, a hilarious still from a theatrical performance at McGill. The description of this image in our digital archives is “Shots of McGill Faculty of Music production” and it was taken circa …

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From left to right: Lenore Harris, Louise Robertson, and Don Walcot at the McGill University Collections Centre holding up books in front of red wall.

An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

The new academic year has already started, with students appearing, and reappearing, on campus, using our ten different library locations, and the terrasses outside! The nervous smiles, the obvious pleasure at being welcomed to such a student-friendly space, shows that the …

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Interview with Guylaine Beaudry, Trenholme Dean of Libraries

Parlez-nous de votre histoire avec la bibliothèque. Qu’est-ce qui vous a attiré à McGill ?   J’ai une très belle histoire avec les bibliothèques de McGill pour différentes raisons. D’abord, comme étudiante, j’ai utilisé les bibliothèques depuis le cégep (à Marianopolis) …

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Celebrate Homecoming 2023 with the Library

Make the Library your happy place during Homecoming! (Re)connect with the McGill community this fall with a masterclass, special events, branch tours, exhibits and more. Our 2023 Homecoming programming has something for everyone. We hope to see you there! Special …

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Caption This – Swimsuit Edition

“What a chorus line we’d make in Esther Williams’ movies!” Thanks to Sharon Cohen for this month’s caption. We asked you to date this photo based on the swimsuit style and many of you were very close! Thanks to all …

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Welcome | Bienvenue

La version française suit As Dean of Libraries, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each of you as we embark on a new and exciting academic year. Whether you are a returning student, a faculty …

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New Artworks in the Visible Storage Gallery

By McGill Visual Arts Collection Recently the Visual Arts Collection added a few new artwork to our Visible Storage Gallery on the 4th Floor of the McLennan Library. Let us introduce you to these artworks! Sharni Pootoogook, Square Dance, 2000, …

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