We had a lot of fun this morning at Schulich launching our new Raspberry Pi and Arduino lending programme! These devices are two types of credit-card sized computer which are developing a rapidly growing following due to the ways they can be incorporated into a wide range of projects.
Schulich will start lending these items out later this week, for a loan period of two weeks, and will be monitoring the service over the next few weeks – the kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis like all other library materials. We’ll also be lending out a robotics unit and a wearable computing device. Please come to the Schulich loans desk if you’d like to borrow a kit.
We’d love to hear about the creative ways these are used by the McGill community! If you take out a kit, please spare us two minutes to give us your feedback using this form, and consider sending pictures of your project.
Feeling stressed? Now you can stitch away your cares at Schulich Library. The Schulich Knit Knacks bin of knitting supplies is located by the Wendy Patrick Collection on the main floor. Take yarn, leave yarn. Bring your own needles, donate old needles, or borrow ours.
At Schulich Library we ♥ science and we have created an amazing lineup of events to share our love of science with you. This year we are participating in Science Literacy Week and it is only one week away: September 21st – 27th.
I invite you to visit our guide to Science Literacy Week @ McGill, where you will find info on exhibits and events organized by the Library and the Redpath Museum.
There are so many events scheduled that I will let the list speak for itself:
The McGill Library Sprint is a new interactive game and self-guided tour. Choose between the Schulich Library and the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and answer some challenging questions.
Prizes include a Fitbit Flex and McGill Bookstore gift certificates.
We had a lot of fun putting together the questions for Schulich Library and we hope that you have as much fun playing!
Want to take a scheduled tour around Schulich Library? We have those too! Take a look at the list of upcoming tours and MyLibrary introductory workshops. Tours and workshops are also being offered in Mandarin Chinese and Persian.