Events - October 2018

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!

Monday, October 22, 2018 (all day) to Friday, October 26, 2018 (all day)
Open access week, designing equitable foundations for open knowledge

Open Access Week celebrates open scholarship in its many forms. University of Waterloo Library has a week filled with programing to help you learn more about Open Access scholarship, including:

Thursday, October 18, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Ambassadors talking to students
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors at the front of Dana Porter Library.
  2. Answer a few short questions about Library services.
  3. Get candy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
The archived web by Niels Brugger
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

This eCampusOntario webinar, presented by Maureen Glynn, Open Education Fellow at Ryerson University, will discuss practical strategies, tools, and ideas that will help instructors unlock the potential of open educational resources (OER) to enrich and strengthen their online teaching and learning.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Ambassadors talking to students
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Davis Centre Library.
  2. Answer a few short questions about Library services.
  3. Get candy!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

This is an introduction ESRI's latest connected and optimized GIS software. The workshop presents the same basic concepts of Getting Started with ArcGIS on the new Arc Pro platform. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data
Friday, October 12, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 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, October 4, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. It will go through the in's and out's of QGIS and also cover other alternative Open Source GIS platforms.

This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS.

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 4:00 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:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

Each year during Canadian Library Month, University of Waterloo Library takes a day to celebrate the students, faculty and staff that make our day, every day! This year's Library Day is shaping up to be the best ever!

Activities will be occurring in Arts Quad in front of the Dana Porter Library, the Great Hall outside Davis Centre Library, and at Musagetes Architecture Library and the Witer Learning Resource Centre. 

Stop by your favourite Library location between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday October 2 for:

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