Many Montrealers are unaware of the many weird and wonderful things held right downtown at McGill University. The Library has items dating back over four thousand years that make up some of the most important research collections in the world. Like any good collection, there are plenty of gems and surprises. This talk, given live on April 16, 2020 in collaboration with Argo Bookshop (https://www.argobookshop.ca/), will give you a taste of these.
Christopher Lyons has been Head Librarian of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University since 2017. He joined the McGill Library in 2004 as a liaison librarian at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, where he was subsequently appointed Head Librarian. Chris has presented and published in the fields of rare books librarianship and library history. For more information regarding McGill rare and special collections visit: https://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/roaar.