Events - 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

With over 430 archival collections and 80,000 rare books and periodicals, Special Collections & Archives is able to work with faculty to provide access to our collections in an online environment. Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, will highlight some of our popular collections, direct you to our online resources, and will provide information about how we can support you and your students during the fall semester.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

In this workshop we will introduce Open Textbooks, what they are and how you can use them in your course. Key points we will discuss are the following:

Thursday, July 16, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This workshop will provide a brief overview of selected resources for statistics, data, data visualization, and simulations, which are readily available. Emphasis will be on free resources, but relevant Library-subscribed resources will be included.

There will be time for questions during the webinar, but if you have any in advance please feel free to share them with presenter Sandra Keys, Liaison Librarian for Accounting and Finance, Economics, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, and Religious Studies, at skeys@uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, July 16, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
drawing of three geese sitting on a human's arm

 This collection of special Goose Week drawings was created by alumnus Andy Cho. Enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week Comic Strip Contest

Create a comic strip worthy of a goose!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week Escape Adventure

Take part in the Library's Goose Week escape adventure!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week personality quiz

Have you ever wondered what your inner goose personality is? Now you can find out!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week July 13-17

It's back and feathery than ever! Get down with these silly online goose activities at the Library!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week recommended reads from the Library

Looking for something to read during Goose Week?

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week online puzzles

Missing the geese on campus? Play these online puzzles we created just for Goose Week.

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week Virtual Green Screen

Have some fun with our virtual green screen and walk a mile in their webbed feet with some larger-than-life geese. Send us your photos and we will turn them into vibrant virtual green screen images.

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week website scavenger hunt

Join our Goose Week scavenger hunt through the Library's website and discover online services and resources.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn to identify and locate the Best OER’s in STEM disciplines.

There will be time for questions during the webinar, but if you have any in advance please feel free to share them with presenter Kathy Szigeti, Science, Engineering, and Research Data Management Librarian, at kszigeti@uwaterloo.ca.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

This workshop will address three questions:

  • What are OER courses?
  • Where can I find OER course materials?
  • How can I incorporate OER course materials in my own teaching?

There will be time for questions during the webinar, but if you have any in advance please feel free to share them with presenter R. Antonio Muñoz Gómez , Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian, at ra2munozgomez@uwaterloo.ca

Thursday, June 25, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This session will help instructors get started with finding open activities, exercises, and student work samples to use in their courses. It will briefly highlight some useful repositories and strategies for finding these types of open education resources.

We will have time for questions during the webinar, but if you have any in advance please feel free to share them with presenter Rebecca Hutchinson, Liaison Librarian for Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, at r3hutchinson@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

In this workshop we will introduce Open Textbooks, what they are and how you can use them in your course. Key points we will discuss are the following:

Sunday, June 21, 2020 (all day) to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (all day)

Through targeted funds, the Library is actively ensuring Indigenous voices are represented in the collection.

Monday, June 1, 2020 (all day) to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (all day)
Pride Month at the Library: show us your pride!

This June, the Library's Student Engagement Committee has partnered with campus clubs and organizations to promote the LGBTQ2+ books in our collections as well as campus clubs and the services they provide. Students from Glow, Drag Club, QuAQ and QTPOC.KW sent in their recommendations for the books important to them, describing the impact the book had on their lives.

Friday, May 22, 2020 (all day) to Friday, May 29, 2020 (all day)
Escape from Dana Porter Library

Take part in the Library's very first virtual escape room! Can you escape from Dana Porter Library? This fun and interactive escape room will take you through the Library as you learn about services, resources, policies and staff.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, May 31, 2020 (all day)
Asian Heritage Month May 1 to 31, 2020

Join the Library to celebrate Asian Heritage Month with online puzzles, library-suggested reads and viewings, and weekly book recommendations. If you love to colour, check out this free printable poster from the Government of Canada.

Monday, May 4, 2020 (all day) to Thursday, May 7, 2020 (all day)
Chewbacca painting meme

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... the University of Waterloo Library celebrated May the fourth be with you with a meme contest! This is not a Jedi mind trick. We want to see what Star Wars memes you can come with by designing your own meme!

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

Sorting waste can be tricky, but the Rethink Waste online game created by the Region of Waterloo allows you to interactively learn about waste. At the end of the game, you will be able to build your own park. Send us a screenshot of the park you've created for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Bulk Barn.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

Take part in the Library’s isolation walk scavenger hunt for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to Bulk Barn. You can download the isolation walk (PDF) and isolation walk alternative (PDF), or use the list further down this page.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

What better to learn about climate action and climate change, than with resources from the Library. Below is a list of suggested readings. You can also download a PDF of the list.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)
meatless meals logo

We've put together some tasty meatless recipes and readings from the catalogue. These recipes are tried and tested by library staff. After you've tried one of these tasty recipes, take a look at the suggested reading list. The readings provide information about the benefits of meatless meals on climate action.

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