In June 2011, the University Librarian commissioned a review of the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections. The review was triggered by the retirement of the Division’s Director, Dr. Carl Spadoni, after many years of distinguished service.
On Wednesday, January 18, from 4-6 pm, the Library will celebrate the formal re-opening of the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection in its new space on the first floor of Mills. The Map Collection houses over 130,000 paper maps, 10,000 maps in other formats, 17,000 air photos and 3,000 atlases, including reproductions of the Library’s rare maps collection.
The Library's Annual Toy and Food Drive has just wrapped up and was quite a success once again this year. A sincere thank you is due to the McMaster community for the generous donations of gifts, food and pet items. Also, thank you to the staff in the Library and the many other departments who assist in the drive each year.
All the donations go to city residents who genuinely need the help, via the Hamilton branch of the Salvation Army. Once again, a big thank you goes out to everyone who made donations this year, it is very much appreciated.
McMaster's Science Fluencies Librarian, Andrew Colgoni, has been named as a member of the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Emerging Leaders Program. Colgoni, who has been at McMaster since April 2009, is one of a small number of Canadians awarded membership in the program.
The University Library is pleased to announce that a new biography of John Connell (John Henry Robertson) has been published.
Penned by noted U.K. author Robin Bryer, the book, Jack: A Literary Biography of John Connell (John Henry Robertson 1909-1965), tells the story of Connell's travels through British politics and society, detailing his diverse career as an author, journalist, and broadcaster, and the figures of politics and government that he encountered on the journey.
We know that there are never enough hours to get those last minute facts and figures into your head. To help with this, the Mills Learning Commons and all of Thode Library will be open 24/7 from December 2 to December 20, 2011.
All three libraries (Mills, Innis and Thode) will run their normal extended hours for the three weeks during the exam time period, which includes opening @ 8am Saturday's and Sunday's and staying open until 11pm on Friday and Saturday's.
McMaster's Libraries are pleased to once again host this year's Annual Toy and Food drive, in support of the Hamilton chapter of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The bureau collects and distributes new toys, non-perishable food items as well as goods for family pets, for their clients in need of assistance in our community. The generous donations from McMaster students, staff and faculty are of great assistance to those less fortunate, particularly at this time of year.
Lyons is hosting several 2nd and 4th year Multimedia presentations next week. The first, on Monday morning, is a showcase of the MMEDIA 2A03 students’ work. Everyone is invited to come and see what these students have created in a “student designed learning” environment.
Come by the Lyons New Media Centre on the 4th floor of Mills Library on Monday, November 28th between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm to see really cool second-year multimedia projects. Don’t miss out!
McMaster graduate theses are more available for research and study than ever before! A new submission process from the School of Graduate Studies and work being carried out in the Library has pushed the number of McMaster theses accessible online in the Digital Commons repository to over 5,500.