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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST

The Library Executive Committee would like to invite all members of our community to join Library staff at the We Are All UWaterloo vigil and rally on Tuesday January 31, 2017 to mourn the victims in Quebec City, and to stand in solidarity for peace and freedom. The vigil will begin at 12 pm on the Arts Quad in front of Dana Porter Library.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Make a sign for the We Are All UWaterloo vigil and rally. There will be tables with sign-making supplies set up inside Dana Porter Library and outside on the Arts Quad ahead of the event at 12pm.

There will also be buttons, provided by our Library Ambassadors!

Friday, January 27, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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 Guy’s”. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS. 

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

  • Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the basic editing tools used in ArcMap for the both 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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — 12:00 PM to Friday, February 24, 2017 — 11:59 PM EST

The Library is asking University of Waterloo graduate students and faculty members to participate in a national survey on journal usage to inform collection development and negotiations. The journal usage survey, coordinated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is accessed by email.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and 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, January 24, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In early, 2015 the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) announced its Open Access Policy on publications

The policy states:

"Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication."

The policy applies to: