Events - 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018 (all day) to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (all day)
Library word game

Fill in the blanks to guess the Library service or resource we're hinting at. Play along on Instagram and Facebook and submit your guesses in the comments to win a fun prize!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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

  • Use copyright protected works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves
  • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright concepts as they apply to the writing and publication of their thesis on UWSpace. This session will cover:

  • Your copyright responsibilities when writing your thesis
  • Considerations for using your own work
  • Considerations for using third party materials (images, figures, etc.)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Dog wearing Santa hat

Here comes Santa paws!

Stop by the Dana Porter Library Learning lab for some cuddles with therapy dog Lexi!

Be sure to get there early for this popular event!

While you're at it, grab a Holi-yay package filled with everything you need to see you through the end of term, including academic resources and some sweet treats! Holi-yay packs are also available at Davis Centre Library.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Penguin holding a candy cane

Brace your elves - it's almost exam time!

Stop by Dana Porter or Davis Centre Library and pick up a Holi-yay package filled with everything you need to see you through the end of term, including academic resources and some sweet treats!

While you're picking up your pack at Dana Porter, visit the Learning lab (Room 323) to have some cuddles with therapy dog Lexi!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright and licensing and what 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
Monday, November 19, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Take a break from your studies and have a visit with some therapy dogs at Dana Porter Library!

Stop by the Learning lab from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to relieve some stress.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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GIS Day is a global event to educate how geography makes a difference in our lives through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

To celebrate GIS Day, the Library's Geospatial Centre and the Faculty of Environment’s Mapping, Analysis and Design will be hosting activities at the Dana Porter Library.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Are you an undergrad trying to create a well-researched and well-written essay? Attend the “Turbo Charge Your Term Paper” workshop to help you get started!

The Library and Writing and Communication Centre present a 30-minute lesson on addressing the most common problems in the researching and writing process, followed by time to work through your own assignment and receive one-on-one help, regardless of where you are in the researching/writing process. Attend the lesson, drop in for a consultation, or both!

Register ahead of time or when you arrive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do I avoid publishing in a predatory journal? If you are curious about answers to these questions, this workshop is for you.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand what makes a journal predatory
  • Have tips and tricks to use to identify quality and predatory journals
  • Know who to reach out to for help
Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

This eCampusOntario webinar, facilitated by James Skidmore, Associate Professor and Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies, and Open Education Fellow at the University of Waterloo, panelists will identify signs of progress and discuss where open educators might best concentrate their efforts to make a difference in institutional policy.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Poster with event details

Join our Library Ambassadors for an afternoon that is way more fun than potions class. Drop by the new lounge on the third floor of Dana Porter Library to:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Take your literature review one step further.  This workshop is geared towards graduate students and researchers who wish to conduct a systematic review for either a thesis, coursework or journal publication.  A ‘systematic review’, as opposed to a traditional literature review, uses a structured methodology to answer a focused research question.  It is transparent, reproducible, and involves an exhaustive search of the literature using explicit criteria for study selection.  By the end of this workshop you will have gained an understanding of systematic review methods in the social science

Monday, November 5, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This Library information session, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, will cover resources and best practices related to research data management and open access including: 

  • data storage options
  • repositories for data and articles
  • metadata
  • digital object identifiers (DOIs)
  • data ownership rights
  • meeting Tri-agency grant obligations

All are welcome.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

The Library will be at the 5th annual Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP), along with the Writing and Communication Centre, the Arts Faculty, Academic Integrity, Counselling & Health Services, MATES, and Student Success Office.

The Library will be providing research assistance, stress relieving activities and games, and prizes!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
trick or treaters

Trick or treat yo-self to Library resources and candy!

Stop by your Library between 12 and 1 p.m. to learn more about the services and resources that are available to you in the Library. Visit each table to collect a different type of candy and get information about all the Library resources and services available to you, including:

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

What better way to start the weekend than by visiting with a therapy dog at Dana Porter Library on Friday! Sounds pretty good to us.

Stop by the Learning lab from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to relieve some stress.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Drop by the Dana Porter Library lobby to learn more about Open Access and share what access to research means to you.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Open Scholarship Committee brings you Open Access Day - a day-long conference of speakers and workshops discussing the various methods, benefits and challenges of Open Access, and the services and resources available to scholars across the university.

This event is free, and participants may attend all or some of the sessions. Registration is required.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Though the “gold standard” of academic research is the peer-reviewed journal article, the publishing landscape of the 21st Century has opened up a multitude of other options for disseminating our work. How do we share our work beyond academic journals that are increasingly expensive to publish in and read? How does the creation and sharing of code differ from the publishing of text?

Our three panellists bring insightful experiences from academia and industry:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Enjoy some pizza while you learn more about the costs of scholarship in the movie Paywall: The business of scholarship.

From the producer:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM GMT

Design your own self-care kits with various items to support wellness and learn about the resources and services in the Library that can support your success.  Give a self-care kit to a friend, or keep it for yourself!

Customize your kits with quotes, library resources and wellness resources.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop by the Dana Porter Library lobby to learn more about Open Access and share what access to research means to you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM GMT

Design your own self-care kits with various items to support wellness and learn about the resources and services in the Library that can support your success.  Give a self-care kit to a friend, or keep it for yourself!

Customize your kits with quotes, library resources and wellness resources.

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Do you know what it costs to access research? Try your hand at guessing the cost of a journal subscription, learn more about Open Access, and enjoy some halloween candy!

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