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Thursday, January 26, 2017 — 12:00 PM to Friday, February 24, 2017 — 11:59 PM EST to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 23:59

The Library is asking University of Waterloo graduate students and faculty members to participate in a national survey on journal usage to inform collection development and negotiations. The journal usage survey, coordinated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is accessed by email.

Monday, February 6, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 10, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 10, 2017 (All day)

There are colouring tables set up at Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries with colouring pages made from the rare books in Special Collections & Archives.

From February 6-10, 2017, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free colouring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. This annual event is sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine.

Friday, February 10, 2017 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In honour of Black History Month, and the National Days of Action Against Islamophobia, White Supremacy and Deportations [Google Doc], there will be a #WeAreAllUWaterloo Read-in of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by African Canadian, African American and Muslim writers... including some Waterloo students!

Monday, February 13, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 17, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 17, 2017 (All day)
two students sharing a book

Valentine’s Day is approaching and once again the Library is playing matchmaker!  ‘Blind date with a book’ is happening February 13-17 at Dana Porter, Davis Centre, Musagetes and St. Jerome’s libraries.

What is a blind date with a book? Books wrapped in paper come with a ‘personal ad’ containing some clues about what’s inside.  Without knowing what the book looks like, the title or the author, signing out a book is like going on a blind date.  You never know what you might get…it could be your favourite read of the year!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, February 20, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

Fair dealing allows use of copyrighted content, free of permissions or fees, for research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, satire or parody. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of these important doctrines, designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing and celebrate successful stories.

Explore our Fair Dealing Week guide to learn more about this exemption and the critical role it plays in your academic life.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, March 4, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, March 4, 2017 (All day)
Freedom to read week poster

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