McGill24 2019 | Thank you
McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Over a 24-hour period, +5,244 donations were received across McGill for a total of over $2M dollars that will impact current and future McGillians. Each Library gift that day, no matter the size, helped unlock a $28K Challenge Fund.
We would like to extend our deep gratitude to everyone who supported the Library and to everyone who cheered us on.
The future of the McGill Library
Generously supported by the Friends of the Library, Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light is the culmination of an exhaustive planning process to match McGill’s 21st century needs. It proposes a newly reimagined McLennan-Redpath complex, a prudent but ambitious, flexible but flowing facility that will allow the students, faculty and researchers to meet their scholarly potential. Following the best practices of peer institutions, this redesigned site features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System installed under McGill’s lower field, allowing critical floor space to be rededicated to student solo and group study areas. Find more information on the project here.
The impact of giving to the Library
Gifts to the Library have an immediate impact, providing students with the tools they need to nurture their curiosity, achieve academic success and go on to fulfilling careers. The following are just a few of the many things made possible through recent donations.
- Renovation of the Colgate Room in Rare Books and Special Collections thanks to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Family Foundation – transformed into a flexible space for both lectures and classes.
- The Sheila R. Bourke Rare and Special Children’s Literature Collection – used in teaching and learning and available online as a digital collection.
- Student internships in the McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) – gives students the chance to gain valuable work experience while also helping with the day-to-day management of over +2,500 artworks as well as outreach and art education initiatives.
- The Michele Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence programme – promotes interaction with the Osler Library’s history of medicine materials in new and surprising ways.
Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer
Office of the Dean of Libraries
3459 McTavish Street, H3A 0C9, Montreal, QC, Canada
steven.spodek [at] mcgill.ca (Email)