Events

Students invited to participate in library research project to help assess information literacy skills (SAILS)

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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.  The quiz consists of 45 multiple choice questions and should take about 30 minutes to complete. 

We will be offering SAILS participation on the following days during the week of November 19th:

Tues: 11:30am and 1pm
Wed: 11:30
Thurs: 9:30am


Vivian Lewis appointed as Acting University Librarian

Submitted by libpottier on
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The University Library is pleased to announce that Vivian Lewis has been appointed as Acting University Librarian following the departure of Jeffrey Trzeciak.  Trzeciak has accepted the position of University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2012.


Library to offer access to massive archive of Holocaust testimonies

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Events

McMaster University has become the first Canadian institution to offer full access to videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, nearly 52,000 in all, contained in one of the largest archives of its kind.

Recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages-mostly between 1994 and 1999-the interviews are contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, which can be accessed either remotely or on campus through secure access to McMaster University Library.


Author/Publisher Anna Porter Speaks at McMaster

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On Thursday, April 12, the Library hosted an event for Library donors and friends to hear a talk by author and publisher Anna Porter.  Porter is the author of three crime novels and an acclaimed memoir, The Storyteller. Her two other non-fiction books are Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust and most recently The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future, both of which have won important awards. She has also written many articles for magazines and newspapers.


McMaster receives treasure trove of ad materials from Pirate Group

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Events Research @ McMaster

A significant collection of advertising campaign materials from some of North America's most iconic brands - Molson, Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's, General Motors and Budweiser among them - has been donated to McMaster University from the Pirate Group.


A New Space for the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Events Maps, Data, GIS

On Wednesday, January 18, from 4-6 pm, the Library will celebrate the formal re-opening of the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection in its new space on the first floor of Mills. The Map Collection houses over 130,000 paper maps, 10,000 maps in other formats, 17,000 air photos and 3,000 atlases, including reproductions of the Library’s rare maps collection.


Toy & Food Drive a Success!

Submitted by libperkovic on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Events

The Library's Annual Toy and Food Drive has just wrapped up and was quite a success once again this year. A sincere thank you is due to the McMaster community for the generous donations of gifts, food and pet items. Also, thank you to the staff in the Library and the many other departments who assist in the drive each year.

All the donations go to city residents who genuinely need the help, via the Hamilton branch of the Salvation Army. Once again, a big thank you goes out to everyone who made donations this year, it is very much appreciated.


Libraries Host the Annual Toy and Food Drive

Submitted by libperkovic on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Events

McMaster's Libraries are pleased to once again host 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, non-perishable food items as well as goods for family pets, for their clients in need of assistance in our community. The generous donations from McMaster students, staff and faculty are of great assistance to those less fortunate, particularly at this time of year.


Lyons New Media Centre celebrates One Year Open

Submitted by libmoorer on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Events

One year ago the Lyons New Media Centre opened it's doors to a new, innovative space.   Please come and help us celebrate our 1st birthday on Wednesday September 14th. 

We will be showcasing videos and projects that were created in the LNMC on the video wall; there will be cake at 11 am and 2:30 pm; and a raffle for a $25.00 iTunes card.  This is a fun day to celebrate a lively, popular space in the library and showcase what the Centre has to offer to everyone.


The Brott Archives at McMaster

Submitted by libcolgoni on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Events

On May 25, President Patrick Deane and University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak hosted an event to celebrate Maestro Boris Brott’s donation of his archives to the University Library.


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