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Our history by the numbers: McGill Library’s collection over time

Almost every year for many decades, McGill Library staff have completed statistical surveys for the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and other organizations. These statistical surveys ask …

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~11,300 LibQUAL+ survey responses have helped McGill Library continuously improve since 2003

Over the past two decades, McGill Library has administered the LibQUAL+ survey on a quasi-annual basis to assess satisfaction with collections, services, and spaces. After survey results are analyzed, we act to make needed improvements. Increasing the number of our …

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Thank you for participating in Census Day 2019

Thank you for your participation in McGill Library's Census Day!

To collect information about who uses McGill Library branches during a 24-hour period, Library and security staff scanned McGill ID cards or distributed paper forms to all individuals who entered a branch on Census Day. Many thanks to the thousands …

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Census Day 2018 report: McGill Library received 15,117 visits during a 24-hour period

On Monday, November 19th, 2018, Library and security staff asked individuals entering Library spaces to scan their McGill ID cards. Those without a McGill ID card were asked to choose their status on a paper form, e.g., undergraduate student, member …

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Stories, Stats & Surveys: Recognizing student society support of the Library

Student worker Alyanna Jamal

The Library constantly explores new and innovative ways to be more responsive, reliable and timely in the development and delivery of our services and resources. One of the ways that we grow services to meet user needs is by partnering …

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Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today …

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Practicum Pause: an interview with Cheryl Bain

Print monographs, physical sciences, pie chart

During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice …

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Practicum Pause: an interview with Ada Chan

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under …

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Practicum Pause: an interview with Paul Grewal

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under …

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