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Friday, June 29, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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

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

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (all day)
Poster with event details

June 23 is Let It Go Day; the perfect occasion to stop using energy on negativity from the past and instead focus on building yourself a positive future. Write down something that you regret, and spend some time letting it go.

Letting go of regrets is not always this easy. If you need some support, or just need to talk, please take one of the resources provided by Counselling Services.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) will be hosting the first ever on-campus event to celebrate. Cross the creek toward St. Paul's, find the new ceremonial fire ground, and shatitsirótha′ (pronounced sa-di-gee-row-da) - which means 'reignite the flame.' Celebrations will include a free BBQ, entertainment, children's activities, and vendor and information booths.

Interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples and issues? Librarian Sarah Brown recommends checking out the following titles:

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)
group selfie of library staff

It's #NationalSelfieDay! Show us your #selfie (or #shelfie) on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter  using #treatyoselfieuw and you could win a prize pack including a selfie light!

Need a little inspiration? #treatyoselfie with one of these punny selfie captions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
UW MATES logo

Library Ambassador Amy is collaborating with UW MATES to raise students' mental health awareness.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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, June 13, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Therapy dogs event poster

Feeling stressed? Take a break from your studies and boost your spirits with a bit of puppy love. With five dogs coming from Therapeutic Paws of Canada this time, there's more than enough pats to go around!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Ambassadors talking to students
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter Library.
  2. Answer a few short questions about Library services.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Each year, Camp Day raises money to send youth from low-income families in our community for a camp experience that builds lasting strengths and essential life skills.  On June 6, every penny from Tim Horton's coffee sales, as well as money raised through Camp Day bracelet sales, donations, special events and activities, is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 10:30 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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 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 a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.

The session will cover:

Friday, June 1, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Library Ambassador holding freezies

It's a hot one out there! Take a break from the heat and grab a sweet treat on the first floor of Dana Porter Library.

Show us how cool you are... tag @uwlibrary when you post your #FreeFreezieFriday photo on Instagram or Facebook!

Friday, June 1, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join Library Ambassador Ariel and create some poetry in the Dana Porter lobby. Ariel will be providing prompts to get the creative juices flowing...write a poem for yourself or about the Library!

Friday, June 1, 2018 (all day) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (all day)
Collage pf photos of display at Dana Porter

Our Library Ambassador Anna is celebrating Pride month with book displays at Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. Check out LGTBQ-themed books, collect limited-edition Pride buttons and pick up some resources from GLOW.

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