The Music Library is expanding a program it launched last year, the Personal Librarian Project. This project aims to pair each incoming music student with a music librarian. Last year, we approached only undergraduate students; this year we’re reaching out to new graduate students as well. Our hope is that having a personal contact will encourage new students to explore the variety and depth of resources available at McGill and gain greater confidence in their use of the Library as they move through their studies.
Of course, the project benefits the Library as well. Conversations with students keep us alert to their research and performance interests. This knowledge helps the Library staff make informed decisions about services, facilities, and collection development.
If you’re a new student, keep an eye out for an email invitation from your Music Library librarian. And returning students, we are looking forward to continuing our conversations with you as well!