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January 2016

Library ambassadors: written by Mary Lynne Bartlett and Kailee Hilt

Hi Everyone! Our names are Kailee Hilt and Mary Lynne Bartlett, and we are the co-leads for the Library Ambassador program.

Library ambassadors: written by Jacque German

Hey there! My name is Jacque German, and I am a Political Science student at the University of Waterloo.

Library ambassadors: written by Vedika Bhandari

Hi! My name is Vedika, and I am a fourth year Environment and Business (co-op) student.

Library ambassadors: written by Mariam Rizvi

Hello UWaterloo! My name is Mariam and I am in my second year of Environment and Business Co-op, minoring in Economics.

Library ambassadors: written by Farhin Ahmed Mim

“What is a Library Ambassador?”

“What does a Library Ambassador do?”

“Oh it’s not a volunteer position?”

-Questions I have been getting for the past 2 months.

Library ambassadors: written by Dennie Park

Hi everyone! My name is Dennie Park and I am in my third year of a Joint Honours Psychology and Science degree. I have been a Library Ambassador since the pilot project started in Spring 2016.

Library ambassadors: written by Samantha Smith

Hi UWaterloo! My name is Samantha and I’m in my 2A term of Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Library ambassadors: written by Brenna Middleton

Hello! My name is Brenna Middleton and I am completing my fourth year in Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication with a Digital Media specialization.

Library ambassadors: written by Rabia Gill

Hi, my name is Rabia Gill and I’m currently in my fourth year, completing a Honours Science degree, with a minor in Psychology.  

Encyclopaedia Britannica - cancelled September 30, 2016

Encyclopaedia Britannica expires on September 30, 2016 and will not be renewed.

ProQuest Biological Sciences - cancelled August 31, 2016

ProQuest Biological Sciences expires on August 31, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Wired [print] - cancelled August 31, 2016

Wired [print] expires on August 31, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Communication Abstracts - cancelled August 31, 2016

Communication Abstracts expires on August 31, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Winnipeg Free Press [print] - cancelled August 25, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press [print] expires on August 25, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Waterloo Chronicle [print] - cancelled August 15, 2016

Waterloo Chronicle [print] expires on August 15, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Oxford Electronic Enlightenment - cancelled June 30, 2016

Oxford Electronic Enlightenment expires on June 30, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin - cancelled June 30, 2016

Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin expires on June 30, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Oxford Very Short Introductions - cancelled June 30, 2016

Oxford Very Short Introductions expires on June 30, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Computer and Information Science Abstracts (CISA) - cancelled April 30, 2016

Computer and Information Science Abstracts (CISA) expired on April 30, 2016 and will not be renewed.

We heard you!

Last month we asked you to “Have Your Say” about current library spaces. Comment cards were available in study areas at the Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries for our users to fill out. Here is the high level feedback we gathered through these comment cards:

Students using the DC Library want

  • More study space
  • Better WiFi
  • Improved washrooms
  • Reduced noise
  • Enhanced atmosphere

Students using the DP Library want

Advisory Committee Meets + a Visual Scan

The Advisory committee’s first meeting (February 25, 2016) included a review of the Library Revitalization Project Charter, Terms of Reference and the communication plan (Rebecca and Sarah B).  An update on work by the Core Team to date included a presentation on using ethnographic methods to identify user needs (Anne) and a discussion on committee members’ experience with study space at UWaterl

JAMAevidence - cancelled March 31, 2016

JAMAevidence expired on March 31, 2016 and will not be renewed.

GeoScienceWorld - cancelled February 29, 2016

GeoScienceWorld expired on February 29, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Engineering Village - cancelled February 29, 2016

Engineering Village expired on February 29, 2016 and will not be renewed.

Phase 1 Begins!

The Library is embarking on a significant space revitalization initiative. More than 17,000 people enter our doors each day, making us a popular destination for research and study. Within our existing footprint, we will focus on four areas:

·        user space, particularly for students

·        service points

·        staff space

·        collection space