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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
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Are you stressed? Do you need help or someone to talk to? Peer supporters from Mental Health Services are here for you! Counselling services will be offered in the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. This service is provided by UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education & Support).

Counselling is available Monday to Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm during the exam period:

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
UW MATES logo

Are you stressed? Do you need help or someone to talk to? Peer supporters from Mental Health Services are here for you! Counselling services will be offered in the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. This service is provided by UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education & Support).

Counselling is available Monday to Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm during the exam period:

Friday, July 28, 2017 (all day) to Friday, August 11, 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 three (July 28 to August 11):

Mary Lynne Bartlett: photography

Carmen Peters: painting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (all day) to Friday, August 11, 2017 (all day)

Library Ambassadors Dennie and Rabia will be providing a variety of stress-relieving activities for students, including LEGO, Giant Jenga and colouring. Take a photo of your creation and tag @uwlibrary on Facebook, Twitter to Instagram for a chance to win a $40 gift card from Retail Services!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 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.

Monday, July 17, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Interested in Open Access and getting involved in Library-led promotions across the University of Waterloo?

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a brainstorming session to prepare for Open Access Week planning. All are welcome.

Monday, July 17, 2017 (all day) to Friday, July 21, 2017 (all day)

What does it mean to be part of a campus community? Library Ambassador Natalie will provide students with the opportunity to colour puzzle pieces expressing their thoughts and feelings about the Library and the University of Waterloo. The finished puzzle will form a picture of the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries, and show the interconnectedness of Waterloo students.

Puzzle pieces will be available at Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.

Friday, July 14, 2017 (all day) to Friday, July 28, 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 two (July 14 to July 28):

Samantha Gibbon: chain mail

Hannah Johnson: knitted works

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright and licensing, and the rights and responsibilities they have when publishing their research. This session includes an introduction to:

  • copyright and licensing as they apply to publication
  • your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
  • suggestions of helpful resources for publication
  • questionable publisher practices and how to avoid them

As part of GRADventure, this workshop is open to graduate students and post-docs only.

Friday, June 30, 2017 (all day) to Friday, July 14, 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 one (June 30 to July 14):

Danielle Farr: cross-stitch

Gerald Underhill: wood installation

Thursday, June 29, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join Library Ambassadors Mariam and Samantha as they host Accio Potterheads, an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. Take photos in the Harry Potter photo booth, receive your own acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and play Harry Potter-themed games for a chance to win prizes!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT

This session will provide a simple overview of copyright and the implications it has on your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright-protected works in the classroom, on LEARN, or through Course Reserves
  • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary
Monday, June 26, 2017 (all day)

George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, a British author, journalist and critic.  Best known for writing Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Blair wrote several influential essays and stories. Borrow something from the Library’s collection, and head down to Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) to see even more!

Monday, June 19, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (all day)
Dennie beside display

Library Ambassador Dennie has created a book display at the Dana Porter Library to celebrate Pride Month and show support for the LGBTQ communities.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 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.

Friday, June 9, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

Celebrating this year’s theme “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism,” the University of Waterloo Library’s Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) invites the public to visit us and learn more about our varied collections that showcase the intercultural history of Waterloo and the world.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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 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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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.

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 10:30 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:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
UW MATES logo

Are you stressed? Do you need help or someone to talk to? Peer supporters from Mental Health Services are here for you! Counselling services will be offered in the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries during exams. This service is provided by UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education & Support).

Counselling is available Monday to Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm during the exam period:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

OER are learning resources that have been released under an open license permitting their free use/modification. OER render this knowledge accessible to all. Digital locks and restrictive licences seriously hinder the use of commercial content. The free sharing of OER is an essential element in any self-directed learning environment. The free sharing of  open educational resources  (OER) can be seen as essential for promoting the creation of content usable online.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
UW MATES logo

Are you stressed? Do you need help or someone to talk to? Peer supporters from Mental Health Services are here for you! Counselling services will be offered in the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries during exams. This service is provided by UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education & Support).

Counselling is available Monday to Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm during the exam period:

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
UW MATES logo

Are you stressed? Do you need help or someone to talk to? Peer supporters from Mental Health Services are here for you! Counselling services will be offered in the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries during exams. This service is provided by UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education & Support).

Counselling is available Monday to Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm during the exam period:

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