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Find your cause | McGill24 2018

Find your cause McGill24, the university’s annual day of giving, will have its 3rd installment on March 14th 2018. We see it as an opportunity for McGill community members to dedicate themselves to a cause that resonates with them. For many, that cause …

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Celebrate Homecoming 2017 at the Library

McGill Library’s ROAAr units have planned an eclectic mix of tours, hands-on events, and lectures for McGill Homecoming (Thursday October 12 – Saturday, October 14). Explore Montreal and McGill architecture then and now, learn how to transcribe weather information from …

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Friend of the Year award presented to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

On December 1st, 2016, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation was presented with the Friends of the McGill Library’s Friend of the Year award at their Annual General Meeting. The foundation was named for an extraordinary couple who, counting 7 McGill …

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Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

McGill Open House, 1959. Old McGill Yearbook.

The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook, …

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Out of the Archives: Tracing the construction of the McLennan-Redpath complex

If you’ve been to the downtown McGill campus this summer, you’d be hard pressed to miss the unmistakable sights, sounds and even smells of construction. Dozens of workers and mammoth machines are currently toiling away on Sherbrooke and McTavish as part …

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Feasibility Study Open Forum

After a ninth-month process, the McGill Library Feasibility Study’s Project Team  proudly presented the results of Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light at an Open Forum in the Library’s Cybertheque on October 15, 2015. Dozens of McGill students, staff and …

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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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McGill is moving closer to the library of the future

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By Doug Sweet,  Director, Internal Communication, McGill University. Originally published June 2, 2015 in the McGill Reporter. Reproduced with permission. They are the places where minds meet, says Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook, and McGill’s are in serious need …

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Video now available: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Thank you to everyone who attended the McGill Library & Archives’ Faculty symposium on the future of research libraries! We received lots of positive feedback from audience members who enjoyed the breadth and depth of the themes explored. The individual remarks, panel …

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What does the Library of the 21st century look like to you?

“Redpath Library Building” by Sarah Severson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The McGill Library is conducting a feasibility study to examine the research, teaching and learning needs of the community. We are currently at the tail end of the first phase of this 6-9 month study. The architectural firms of Shepley Bulfinch …

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