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Library News

2015.11.16 posting:

The Canadiana Rare Book collection will be unavailable for consultation from November 18 to 27, inclusive.  Please email your requests to one working day in advance for consultation from November 30 on.  For more information, please contact the Library at 416-586-5590.

2015.10.08 posting:

The Libraries & Archives welcome Dr. Brendan Edwards as Department Head; he took office on October 5, 2015.

Dr. Edwards comes to us from the First Nations University of Canada where he was the director of Libraries. Prior to that, he served as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan and as Government Documents Reference Librarian at McGill University. He has also held cross-disciplinary teaching positions at Laurentian and Mount Allison Universities, as well as universities in Slovakia and Romania. Brendan holds a Doctoral degree in Canadian History from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master's degree in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from McGill University. He is the author of several publications, including Paper Talk: a history of libraries, print culture, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada before 1960 (Scarecrow, 2005) and Slovakia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Kuperard, 2011).

Acquisitions Highlights

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2015 September-October:

Mexico Clothing & CostumeHistory of Modern FashionIn the WakeStanding TallWaboriOrdovician TrilobitesdePictionsScience InkProfessional Native Indian ArtistsThe Great Blackfoot TreatiesNorth ShoreThe World Atlas of TattooThe Mongol Century5000 Years of GlassFashion IsTattoo Tradition of Native North AmericaBluestocking FeminismOsaka Expo 70Le MobilierBad Boys and Tough TattoosFixing FashionThe Fabric of IndiaBefore They Were Belly DancersFrom The Forest To The SeaWild PlanetAshes Images and Memories1867 Rebellion and Confederation

2015 June-August:

Picturing technology in ChinaBeesSoulful CreaturesWilliam Morris AnimalFashion and museumsWar paintings of the Tsuu Tina NationIris van HerpenA passionate eyeJapanese fashion culturesThin section petrographyPicturing the AmericasDie Steuerfedern der Vogel MitteleuropasDungamanziWonders of the plant kingdomBuddhaWorkt by handTattoo historyFrom fish to humanCharles JamesFashion ChinaThe culture of migrationTrees of eastern North America

2015 March/April/May:

The beauty of experimentZhong cai hua zhangThe Old Kingdom Town at BuhenRomantische modeFlore nordiqueCreativita a coloriFirst Peoples collectionsKiller heelsThe Lienzo of TlapiltepeAncient Maya citiesThea PorterBlue skyDefining beautyMaking a museum in the 21st centuryFusion fashionReturn to the land of the head huntersThe Deir al-MedinaHubert de GivenchyCultures of intoxicationDeath and changing ritualsFrom Ashgabat to IstanbulPaleoAmericaHai shang ci luMondo canuckMaker & museRaoul Dufy

2015 January/February:

Prints & DrawingsVisions from the forestsFashion victimsParis 1650-1900 Quand Versailles était meublé d'argent Atlas of crustacean larvaeHadrosaursMeiga o kiriAmphibian evolutionPlumes and pearlshells Selling silksIreland's generous natureWhen the Greeks ruled EgyptPoisonAlexander WilsonWhen is a flower not a flowerReshaping Toronto's WaterfrontCourtly visionsThe Plains war bonnetProtecting the cultural heritage of CyprusArt DecoWoodpeckers of the worldLa ville de KermaBus StopDouglas CouplandResplendent dressJack BushEnchanted lines