Student society support inspires generosity & creates positive change at the Library

This Giving Tuesday, the Library wishes to acknowledge the incredible support that student societies have given towards improving library services, collections, and spaces at McGill.

Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet podsOpen education resourcesReading 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 student societies, councils, and associations. And for that, we are forever grateful. 

Quiet pods in the McLennan Library Building.One Button Studio in the Innovation Commons, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex.Mobile information desk at the Marvin Duchow Music Library.Extended hours at the Macdonald Campus Library are generously supported by the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.Adjustable desk and chair at the Marvin Duchow Music Library.Laptop lending kiosk at the McLennan-Redpath Complex.3D printers in the Innovation Commons.Reading nook in the Islamic Studies Library.Extended hours at the Nahum Gelber Law Library (pictured) and the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex are supported by the SSMU.

Working hand-in hand with groups like the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Library Improvement Fund (LIF)Arts Undergraduate Society, Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Library Improvement FundMcGill Music Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA)Law Students Association, and the Macdonald Campus Student Society, has never been more important. Over the years, our student societies have helped us to:

  • create and maintain Library spaces that are conducive to student use and learning
  • provide student employment opportunities at the Library
  • improve service delivery and the student experience at the Library

Our students’ needs are changing and we are ready to evolve with them.

In recognition of the numerous contributions made by McGill’s student bodies, the Library is once again launching an awareness campaign highlighting stories related to student society support and its impact on the life of the library and the student experience. 

3D Printers in the Innovation Commons are supported by AUS and SSMU.

Join the Library in thanking student leadership for making a difference! From now until to the end of the Winter 2023 semester watch the Library Matters blog and the Library’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram feeds for testimonials from library student workers as well as some fun facts and figures about the Library. 

In addition, if you are planning on visiting one of our branches, look out for colourful visual markers on equipment, furniture, and spaces funded by student contributions. These specially branded “tags” in all our branches can be found on things like scanners, adjustable desks, artwork, study carrels, phone charging stations, and more. 

Leave a Reply

Library Matters seeks to exchange and encourage ideas, innovations and information from McGill Library staff for our on-campus readers and beyond.

Contact Us!

If you have any questions, comments, or even an idea for a story, let us know!