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.
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:
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.
McMaster's Libraries are pleased to host once again 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, gift cards, non-perishable food items as well as toys and food for family pets, going directly to their clients who are in need of assistance in our community. This year's Drive runs from November 26 to December 18.
Over the summer months we re-aligned some of our study spaces.
In Mills Library, the 6th floor is now a Silent Study Area. Here you will find approximately 250 carrels, more than 2/3 of which will have access to power.
This area is to remain Silent at all times. We expect there to be no talking, socializing, music or cell phone use, and would ask that cell phone ringers are turned off when using this area.
The Library has recently added several collections of interest to Engineering, including the IET eBooks, IEEE Wiley 2012 e-books, Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (I and II), ASTM Digital Library, and the Comprehensive Biotechnology online encyclopedia.
McMaster announced today a gift of $700,000 from TD Bank Group to help students with disabilities better access the full services of the University libraries and to create a dynamic learning space for business students at its newest campus, the Ron Joyce Centre.
Two new Group Study Rooms have opened on the 2nd floor of Thode Library. Each room will give a group of up to 6 students a place to work collaboratively.
Room 204 has been added to the Study Room Booking System. Room 203 will be added to this system shortly.
We hope you enjoy using these rooms!
The new Quiet Study area on the 2nd floor of Thode opens today.
Students now have access to approximately 390 individual study carrels, in a variety of configurations. More than half of these study spaces will have power for charging laptops and other electronic devices.
The electrical work is not quite complete, but we wanted to make the space available to students as soon as possible, so please be patient with us while the final work is being completed.
Enjoy this new study area!