This past Tuesday, the library held its first ever MacLibraries Expo event. The lobby of Mills Library, normally a busy spot, was a hub of activity of a different kind, as library staff lined the walls with displays, booths and contests to highlight library services, resources and projects of interest to McMaster students.
Mills Library's lobby will be an exciting place to be on the morning of Tuesday, October 20th. Library staff are putting on the first ever "Maclibraries Expo". The event, which runs from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, will feature a number of displays to highlight various library initiatives, services and projects.
McMaster University Library Launches a Virtual Page Turner: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing Website
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Which novel by Margaret Laurence won the Governor General’s Award, became a literary cause célèbre, and was an object of censorship in 1976? What is the history of hockey books in Canada? What has been the impact on publishing and book sales by Canada Reads (CBC’s annual competition of the “battle of books”)?
Convocation Hall rocked to the sound of the blues on June 3, as a crowd of 100 people came together to celebrate the music of legendary blues and jazz musician Jackie Washington. Dr. Washington, who received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from McMaster in 2003, has recently made a gift of his archives to McMaster University Library. “I am extremely pleased that Dr. Washington has chosen to leave his archives to McMaster where generations to come will be able to study and enjoy his amazing contributions to music”, said University Librarian Jeffrey Trzeciak.
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April 22nd is Earth Day – one of the largest, most celebrated environmental events worldwide. It is an opportunity to reflect on what we can do to raise environmental awareness and take action for positive results. The event aims to empower Canadians to achieve local solutions to improve the environment. At McMaster University Library, an increased concern for the environment has led to some real changes, with more changes planned for the near future!
Here’s some of the earth-friendly initiatives the library has been working on:
Geographic Information Systems are wonderful tools for making location decisions. Students in two Geography classes learning GIS skills this term have produced their results as posters, highlighting the practical applications of their learning. These and many other posters will be on display in Thode Library for the next several weeks.