Got e-waste? There’s a bin for that
The McMaster community can now dispose of old phones, laptops, hard drives and other electronic waste, securely and sustainably using a new “tech bin,” located in the lobby of Mills Library.
How do you want McMaster Libraries to look in five years? Tell us what you think
McMaster University Libraries are inviting faculty, staff and students to complete a survey aimed at finding ways to improve library services, spaces and collections.
"Be brave and express your true voice"
McMaster’s outgoing Writer in Residence, Iranian-born writer and poet Nilofar Shidmehr, shares her thoughts on the link between science and literature, her love of the Iranian literary tradition, and why it's so important to be authentic as a writer.
New guide making it easier to find free, high quality open textbooks
The OER by Discipline Guide, developed by McMaster University Library in partnership with the MacPherson Institute, includes a list of 180 open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER) organized by academic program at McMaster.
McMaster trench map stars alongside Colin Firth in Oscar-winning film, 1917
“It’s a thrill to see McMaster’s maps used in this way,” says Gordon Beck, McMaster University Library’s Map Specialist, noting that the maps are among those contained in the Library’s Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, which includes the largest online collection of WWI and WWII maps in the world. “Once you make these maps available online, you’re constantly surprised by the applications they’re put to.”
Women in STEM: “We need to stop fixing women and start fixing workplaces”
At a recent symposium hosted by McMaster University Library, computer scientist and gender equality trailblazer Rita Orji of Dalhousie University and other experts, shared their thoughts on how to better support women in STEM fields.
Exploring the battlefield of the mind
McMaster University Library archivist, Bridget Whittle highlights some of the rare and original wartime propaganda materials in McMaster’s extensive World War I and World War II collections and explains what made these unique artifacts such powerful weapons of war.
One-of-a-kind corrected proofs shed new light on a philosophical masterpiece
The acquisition of the proofs, which are now part of the Library’s extensive Bertrand Russell Archives – the largest and most complete collection of Russell materials in the world – was funded through a donation to McMaster University by philosopher and Russell scholar Bernard Linsky in honour of his parents, Joan and Leonard Linsky. “We are thrilled that, after more than a century, these corrected proofs are now publicly available to scholars around the world, says Vivian Lewis, McMaster University Librarian. “We are truly grateful for this remarkable gift which will no doubt help to new shed light on many aspects of Russell scholarship.”
Paying tribute to the “queen of Jamaican culture”
A special event celebrating Miss Lou’s remarkable contributions to Jamaican culture was held at Harbourfront Centre, bringing together members of the Jamaican community to pay tribute to Miss Lou and mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. Hosted in part by McMaster University Library – where Miss Lou’s archives in Canada are housed – the event welcomed guests from both Jamaica and Canada, and included performances honouring the life, work and impact of Miss Lou.
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Acclaimed philosopher named Library’s new Scholar in Residence
As Scholar in Residence, Nicholas Griffin – a leading expert in the work and life of British philosopher Bertrand Russell– will undertake and contribute to a number of projects related to advancing Russell scholarship, including an initiative aimed at making the Library’s vast Bertrand Russell Archives more easily accessible online to scholars globally.