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 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 student societies, councils, and associations. And for that, we are forever grateful.
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 Fund, McGill 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.
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 Facebook, Twitter, 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.