The COLOMBO interlibrary loan (ILL) service will not be available from Saturday, March 15, 12:01 am until Monday, March 17, 7:00 am, due to technical work on the system. Searching and ordering via COLOMBO will not be possible at these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
VPN connectivity may be interrupted due to maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, and Friday, March 14, between 6:00 am and 6:10 am. If your VPN connection is dropped simply reconnect.
We have just received word that new McGill Provost's Graduate Fellowship Awards will be available for all PhD and Master's students in Rehabilitation Sciences who enter the program in Fall 2008. Amount of awards: Master's $1,500, PhD $5,000.
All McGill branch libraries and library units will be closed on the Good Friday holiday, March 21. Opening hours and service hours for the Easter holiday weekend may differ from our usual schedule. Please consult the Library's website to verify the hours of operation.
McGill University has captured its first Sopinka Cup. This weekend, the mooting team of law students Monika Rahman and Mareike Newhouse took home the Sopinka Cup and three of the five individual prizes, too: Best Opening Statement (Rahman), Best Closing Statement (Newhouse) and Best Overall Advocate (Rahman). The Faculty of Law offers them its warmest of congratulations!
The Management Compensation Workgroup, comprising four University and four MUNASA representatives, continues to meet regularly.
The Redpath section of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will be open for study 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting at 12:45 a.m., Monday, March 31, and ending on Friday, May 2. A valid McGill ID card is required for access to the Library after 00:45 a.m. The Redpath main floor, as well as the Cyberthèque, will remain open overnight during this period. Extended late-night opening hours in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library are brought to you through the financial assistance of the SSMU Library Improvement Fund.
The final text of Marine Cargo Claims, 4th Ed., 2008 has at last been approved and has been sent to the printer by the publisher, Les Éditions Yvons Blais. The book will be available for distribution and purchase on April 30, 2008!
MLIS student Jennie Ferris has been named one of the winners of McGill's Cut the Red Tape contest. Her entry brought attention to inefficiencies in the process of administering federal student loans at McGill.
Congratulations to the following students, who have been elected to the MLISSA council for 2008-2009: President: Meghan Hansen; Vice President (External): Eric Ericson; Treasurer: Ute Wilkinson; CRO/Parliamentarian: Jennie Ferris; Professional Association Liaison: Tanis Keiner; Post-Graduate Students' Society Representative (II): Lisa Shen; Curriculum Committee (II): Jessica Lange; PhD Representative: Yusuke Ishimura.