Thursday, 31 January 2008


McMaster University Libraries awarded top honour

McMaster University Libraries has won the prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. It is the first Canadian academic library to receive the award, granted yearly by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

The award was announced yesterday in Chicago.

“This is exciting news for us,” says University Librarian, Jeffrey Trzeciak, who joined the Library in 2006 from Wayne State University. “Receiving this international recognition stands as tribute to the hard work and dedication of the staff here at the McMaster University Libraries. Their commitment to excellence and innovation is evident in all they do to advance the mission of the University. By winning this award we can proudly say to our faculty, students and the entire campus community that you have -and deserve -the very best!”

Previous winners of the award include Georgia Tech University, the University of Virginia, and Cornell University Library.

The award recognizes a library that represents excellence in one or more of the following: creativity and innovation in meeting the needs of their academic community; leadership in developing and implementing exemplary programs that other libraries can emulate; substantial and productive relationships with classroom faculty and students.

McMaster University Libraries is committed to building strong research collections and improving library spaces and services. The Library recently joined the Center for Research Libraries, which gives users access to millions of resources such as 800,000 doctoral dissertations from outside North America (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates) and some of the earliest African-American newspapers. As well, renovations and the reconceptualizing of library space resulted in the award-winning Mills Learning Commons and the acclaimed Health Sciences Library.


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我對麥記圖書館o既敵意係有根有據, 並非屈佢. 第一, 藏書量麻麻地, 成日要我問 U of T 圖書館借書, 入書又入得慢, 好多時 U of T 圖書館己經有o既新書, 我地要等幾個月. 第二, 圖書館管理員服務態度差勁, d 學生排晒長龍等 check-out, 但係 d 管理員都企晒o係度傾計, 飲咖啡, 話知你等, 連咁基本o既服務都咁差, 真係不知所謂. 第三, 圖書館風氣差勁, 影嚮讀書. 可能因為 McMaster 外面環境差, 所以 d 情侶當圖書館六樓(亦係聖經研究藏書所在)好似飛鵝山咁, o係地下碌來碌去渣波接吻, 差在未除衫. 同埋好多人偷o野, 上個星期就有至少六部 notebook 電腦被偷, 治安差過 downtown.