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‘Visual Narrative’ Commemorates Holocaust Education Week

Submitted by plessla on Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills

They are the remnants of everyday life: letters, crafts, money orders, parcel receipts, sketches. They also serve as testimonies of existence in the many concentration, labour and transit camps throughout Europe in World War II. These materials and others comprise a moving display in honour of Holocaust Education Week, November 3-9.

McMaster archives home to detailed Alice Munro correspondence

Submitted by plessla on Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills Research @ McMaster

Some of the Nobel Prize winner's correspondence with longtime publisher Douglas Gibson is housed in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.

The End of the "Five-Minute" e-book

Submitted by wyckoff on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Innis Mills Thode

The end of the "5-minute e-book" is coming!

We've heard from many of you that this collection of e-books, which allows a five minute preview before requiring you to request longer access and wait for an approval message, is a source of frustration. We agree that one of the major advantages of e-books and other online resources is immediate availability whenever and wherever you need them!

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

Submitted by moorer on 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.

Windows 8 support being offered at the IT Help Desk in the Mills Learning Commons

Submitted by pottier on Filed under Library News:  Mills

Interested in learning how Windows 8 can help you work easier so you can play harder? A team of campus ambassadors are delivering trials of Windows 8 all year; look for them at the IT Help Desk in the Mills Learning Commons, the McMaster University Campus Store, or in campus hotspots. They are also giving away $100 Gift Cards!

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

Submitted by moorer on 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?

Learning Commons entrance @ Mills Library re-opens / Late night hours start

Submitted by pottier on Filed under Library News:  Mills

The entrance to the Mills Learning Commons from the east side of the building re-opened earlier this afternoon.

Late night studying (until 2am) will start this evening as well.

Please consult the Library Hours page for more details.

Thanks for your patience as we finished up this construction project a little later than expected!

Vivian Lewis appointed University Librarian

Submitted by plessla on Filed under Library News:  Innis Mills Thode

Vivian Lewis, who brings over two decades’ experience in McMaster’s libraries, is the new University Librarian. The appointment follows a global search to fill the vacant position.

Library Systems Maintenance

Submitted by wyckoff on Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts Web Resources

Update #3, August 8: The necessary reindexing of the Classic Catalogue has been completed successfully and all catalogue and user account functions are working as usual. Thanks for your patience while we resolved this problem!

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Dr. Brian Detlor named University Library’s first “Faculty Member in Residence”

Submitted by plessla on Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode

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.

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