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.
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.
McMaster University Library and the Department of Religious Studies in conjunction with a number of Jewish families in the Hamilton community are sponsoring the following public lecture:
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt
Holocaust Denial and the New Antisemitism: A Personal Perspective from the Courtroom
March 19 at 8 pm
CIBC Hall, McMaster University Student Centre
McMaster Library will host a free screening of the film “Slacker Uprising” on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7:00-10:00pm in BSB-119. This event is part of Citizenship Engagement Week, a campus-wide initiative held in connection with the Global Citizenship Conference. Marc Ouellette, Asst. Professor of Cultural Studies, will provide an introduction to the film and facilitate a discussion at its conclusion. Free popcorn and drinks will be served.