Welcome to your Librarians' and Archivists' Association

The Librarians' and Archivists' Association of the University of Waterloo (LAAUW) exists to support, promote, and create opportunities for professional librarians at the University of Waterloo.

Highlights of this website include:

To learn more about LAAUW, including our purpose and membership, see the LAAUW Constitution.

  1. Apr. 14, 2022LAAUW Statement on Spring term mask and vaccination requirements

    The Librarians’ and Archivists’ Association of the University of Waterloo supports the statement put out by FAUW on March 21 calling for the University to keep vaccine and mask mandates for the Spring term.

    We support continuing these measures for the same reasons FAUW listed, namely:

  2. June 3, 2021Statement on the academic status of University of Waterloo librarians and archivists and our recent affiliation vote

    Over the past year and a half, the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Association of the University of Waterloo (LAAUW) has been evaluating affiliation with the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW). A vote was held in late March 2021 and our membership decided against seeking FAUW affiliation. Of our 38 members, 18 voted against, 9 voted in favour, and 9 abstained. Twenty-four votes in favour were required for the vote to pass.  

  3. May 21, 2021LAAUW stands with colleagues at OCADU

    LAAUW sent the below copied letter to Ana Serrano, President of OCADU, and cc'd: Caroline Langill, Vice President and Provost Academic, Tony White, University Librarian, Jaime Watt, Chair, Board of Governors, Chris Thompson, Steward, Treasurer & Interim President, OPSEU Local 576, and

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