Events

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (In the Library)

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Filed under Library News:  Events Innis Mills Thode

Aretha Franklin sang about it ... Rodney Dangerfield complained he never got any. Respect is a simple thing that our parents taught us, but sometimes gets forgotten about in day to day life.

RESPECT: treating others the way you wish to be treated.  Holding a door open for someone; listening to each others views; seeing people for who they are; not being selfish with space; following the rules.  These are just a few examples of respect in our daily lives. Small things can make a big difference.


Sci-fi author Robert Sawyer donates papers to McMaster

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Events

The addition of science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer’s papers to McMaster University’s collection of Canadian literary archives demonstrates the value of science fiction, say the organizers of a three-day academic conference that celebrates sci-fi as a bridge between literature, science and the social sciences.


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION !!! The 2nd Annual McMaster 24 Hour Film Festival: Are You Ready to Put Your Creativity to the Test??

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Filed under Library News:  Events Mills Lyons New Media Centre

The Lyons New Media Centre is calling all aspiring filmmakers and creative minds to come out and participate in the ultimate test of video production skill: Can you make a 5 minute, award winning short video in under 24 hours while incorporating three key elements?


Looking Forward symposium presentations now available

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On Friday, March 1, more than 100 faculty, staff and visitors attended a symposium hosted by the Provost’s Office. The symposium, Looking Forward: Re-imagining the academic library’s role in teaching, learning and research generated much interest from both within the McMaster community and the wider academic library community.

For more information on the symposium, see the Daily News story here.


A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of E. Pauline Johnson

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Events

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet, writer and entertainer E. Pauline Johnson, McMaster University will be hosting a symposium on March 8, 2013. In collaboration with the Indigenous Studies Program, the Department of English and Cultural Studies, the Department of History and the Wilson Institute of Canadian History, Chiefswood National Historic Site will honour her life, work and legacy by presenting poetry readings and a performance in Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.


Lecture on Pope Pius XII tonight

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Dr. Robert Ventresca will present a lecture on Pius XII and the Jews: Between History and Myth tonight at 7:30 pm in CIBC Hall.


DE Stress Zones in the library

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Events Lyons New Media Centre

Needing a break from studying?  Want to relax?  Visit the DE Stress zones at either the Innis Library or the Lyons New Media Centre classroom.  We have puzzles, board games, magazines, books, and cookies (while quantities last). 

As the program develops we will be adding more things and coming up with more ideas to help you unwind.  If you have suggestions, please feel free to let us know!


SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) testing continues until Dec 13th

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Students are invited to participate in SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to help Kent State University better refine their test database of information literacy questions.  Students can now complete the quiz online by going to: http://test.projectsails.org/ and entering the administrative and unique student identifier codes. Students can pick up the information sheet and codes to complete the test at the Reseach Help Desks at Mills, Innis or Thode Libraries. 


McMaster 24 Hour Film Festival: Creative Minds Put to the Test

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Events

The Lyons New Media Centre (LNMC) and Science Media Lab of McMaster University hosted a 24 hour film festival for students, faculty, staff and alumni on September 28, 2012.  Creative minds had the opportunity to showcase their video production skills by creating a short film with 24 hours while incorporating three key elements: a randomly assigned prop, a line of dialogue and a location.  Prior to the kickoff of the event, the LNMC hosted workshops and provided learning resources to help participants with the production process.  Mentors were available before the event to answer questions a


McMaster Libraries Host Annual Toy and Food Drive

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Events

McMaster's Libraries are pleased to host once again this year's Annual Toy and Food Drive, in support of the Hamilton chapter of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The Bureau collects and distributes new toys, gift cards, non-perishable food items as well as toys and food for family pets, going directly to their clients who are in need of assistance in our community. This year's Drive runs from November 26 to December 18.


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