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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us to celebrate International Open Access Week, learn more about Open Access, and explore strategies to make 'open' part of your teaching, learning and research processes.

Register for all the sessions or just those that interest you. Sessions include:  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This workshop will review the Tri-agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) Open Access policy on publications, which applies to all NSERC or SSHRC grants awarded on or after May 1, 2015, and CIHR grants awarded on or after January 1, 2008. The session will cover:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Only 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female, which has led to an under representation of women focused pages.

Friday, October 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? Here you will learn how Open Source compares to the “big guys.” This workshop builds on “Getting started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience, but not absolutely necessary). This workshop introduces users to a different environment for creating maps with GIS.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what QGIS is and its capabilities

Friday, October 6, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the basic editing tools used in ArcMap, for the creation and modification of geospatial data. Editing is an essential skill for GIS users that helps build spatial awareness and a broader understanding of topological relationships. This tutorial will cover several common editing functions and workflows using the Feature Template editing environment in ArcGIS 10.x.

Friday, October 6, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it? More importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work? This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Build a better research essay by using the Library’s resources and databases to explore a topic, develop a research question, write a thesis, and build an argument. Research-based essay planning and development will help you create a more complex argument and essay structure.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (all day)
student hiding behind trees
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.
  2. Answer 5 questions about the Library.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (all day)
student hiding behind trees
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.
  2. Answer 5 questions about the Library.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (all day)
student hiding behind trees
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.
  2. Answer 5 questions about the Library.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (all day)
student hiding behind trees
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.
  2. Answer 5 questions about the Library.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (all day)
student hiding behind trees
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.
  2. Answer 5 questions about the Library.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography. A RefWorks account is required, along with a basic knowledge of or experience using RefWorks.

Friday, September 22, 2017 (all day) to Friday, October 6, 2017 (all day)

Off hours: A showcase of the hidden talents, skills and interests of Library staff

This summer, the Library is highlighting the talents of our staff and their creations. Featuring installations, weaving, photography and more, come see what our staff do in our off hours! Located in the display case across from Browsers.

Part seven (September 22 to October 6):

Effie Patelos: hand-knitted works

Laurie Strome: Little Free Library display

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Science cafe logo

This event aims to promote public engagement with science in an informal, discussion-rich setting, featuring the research focus of three postdocs at Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Meet our student Library Ambassadors and learn about all the services the Library and our campus partners have to offer you!

staff at fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (all day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (all day)

Visit Davis Library to find your mystery “date.” Read clues about books that are wrapped in paper. Do any intrigue you? Pick one to take home!

This event is part of University of Waterloo Library's Science Literacy Week events.

Science literacy week logo

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

During this information session, you will learn:

  • how and where to find online health information
  • what to look out for
  • good questions to ask
  • how to communicate what you find to your health team

This event is part of University of Waterloo Library's Science Literacy Week events.

Science literacy week logo

Saturday, September 16, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Dana Porter Library
Special Collections & Archives, in the iconic Dana Porter Library building,  will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Waterloo campus then and now

60 years at Waterloo:

Perspectives of a university - from a corn field to architectural traditions

Doors Open Waterloo Region is holding their 15th annual Free Talk at University of Waterloo Library and the entire community is welcome!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Dana Porter Library
Special Collections & Archives, in the iconic Dana Porter Library building,  will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017 (all day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (all day)

Off hours: A showcase of the hidden talents, skills and interests of Library staff

This summer, the Library is highlighting the talents of our staff and their creations. Featuring installations, weaving, photography and more, come see what our staff do in our off hours! Located in the display case across from Browsers.

Part six (September 8 to 22):

Alison Hitchens: homemade jams and photography

Larisa Smyk: grandchildren’s art and drawings

Friday, September 8, 2017 (all day)

A chance for math students to meet our student Library Ambassadors and learn about the Library!

Ambassadors on a hill

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

A chance for engineering students to meet our student Library Ambassadors and learn about the Library!

Ambassadors jumping with balloons

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