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:
Searching the internet for a great turkey recipe? Look no further—we offer you a recipe used by Canadian literary icon Pierre Berton beginning in 1947. This very detailed recipe, interspersed with Berton’s often humourous editorial comments, is found in the Berton archives in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections in McMaster University Library.
Needing a break from studying? Want to relax? Visit the DE Stress zones at either the Innis Library or the Lyons New Media Centre classroom. We have puzzles, board games, magazines, books, and cookies (while quantities last).
As the program develops we will be adding more things and coming up with more ideas to help you unwind. If you have suggestions, please feel free to let us know!