Dr. Brian Detlor (DeGroote School of Business) will take up his post as the Library’s first “Faculty Member in Residence” starting July 1. For the next year, Detlor will conduct several library-related projects for both McMaster University Library and Hamilton Public Library as part of his upcoming research sabbatical.
This summer several periodical collection moves are in the works:
1. Journals in the call number range BF1 - BF999 have been moved to Thode Library, to join the Psychology book collection which was moved there several years ago.
2. Journals in the A to C call number range are being moved into compact shelving on the east end of the 3rd floor of Mills library.
3. Newspapers on microfilm for which there are no current subscriptions have been moved into boxes then into compact shelving in the same area.
UPDATE: Tomorrow, Friday April 26th is the last day for the pet visits to Mills!
R.E.S.P.E.C.T (in the Library)
Aretha Franklin sang about it...Rodney Dangerfield complained he never got any. Respect is a simple thing that our parents taught us, but sometimes is forgotten about in day to day life.
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.
On March 4, a random selection of McMaster students and faculty will be invited to participate in the LibQual+ ™ survey, which measures satisfaction with library services, collections and facilities. McMaster is one of many libraries across Canada participating in the 2013 survey sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
The goals of LibQual+ ™ are to:
Do you know of a book that has been censored? Do you know why it has been challenged? Visit the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections during Freedom to Read Week. From February 25 to March 1, you can see of one of the world’s most challenged books from the Library’s collections. A first edition of Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) is available for viewing in the reading room. See the author's most famous work and tour de force of modern literature and celebrate with us!
Did you know that we showcase student, staff and faculty images in the Lyons New Media Centre on the fourth floor of Mills Library? When we're not showcasing materials for a specific event, they (change to we) display artwork, photos, videos and more on our large, nine-screen video wall.
In honour of Robbie Burns Day--January 25, his birthday--Research Collections is pleased to feature two very fine editions of his first published work, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.
The first edition appeared in 1786 and is known as the Kilmarnock edition. Only 621 copies were printed. An expanded edition appeared in 1787 and is known as the Edinburgh edition.
Tired of waiting in line to borrow a reserve item or pick up an Interlibrary Loan?
Try our new Express Lane! This new express service wil be available during busy times in the afternoon, Monday to Friday. A sign will be posted on the Service Desk to let you know when the Express Lane is open.
You can ask our student assistants to help you with the following: