The large video wall in the Lyons New Media Centre is showcasing some wonderful media created by McMaster students. These pieces range from still images to video presentations and are showcased on rotational basis throughout each day. As we get more submissions, more work will be added to the wall. If you have some digital media that you have created and would like to see on the video wall, please contact the Lyons New Media Centre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!
Just in time for exams, a new Silent Study area with approximately 25 study carrels has been opened on the South end of the 6th floor of Mills Library.
As promised, we are attempting to create more Silent and Quiet Study spaces on the upper floors of Mills.
We encourage you to help us keep this area Silent. Please ask anyone around you who is not complying to remain silent, or suggest they go to another study area in the building.
Sure, you can download the latest Taylor Swift and 30 Rock from iTunes, but you can just as easily tune in to the most recent lecture from SOC1A06 - Introduction to Sociology. iTunes isn’t just music anymore, it also contains a wealth of educational content, in the form of iTunesU. Putting the ‘u’ in iTunesU, more and more universities and colleges are uploading interesting content to this new platform. Without leaving your desk, you can take in a lecture on electromagnetism from MIT, or find out how to write a business plan from Yale.
The Libraries are pleased to host, once again this year, the 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 and goods for family pets for their clients in need of assistance here in Hamilton. The generous donations from McMaster students, staff and faculty are of great assistance to those less fortunate.
The walls of the TwelvEighty restaurant and bar in Gilmour Hall were transformed this past spring with archival photographs from The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections in Mills Memorial Library.
The Lyons New Media Centre, located on the 4th floor of Mills Library, is hosting a 'Halloween Fun Week' October 25-29, which will be a week-long event of movies every afternoon and a twist on the good ol' costume contest idea.
In an effort to help keep your study spaces clean, the library has placed a series of waste and recycling containers in key areas around our libraries.