Events by month

January 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Ambassadors at campus life fair

Drop by the Campus Life Fair and meet our student Library Ambassadors. They will answer all your questions about the Library and tell you about the services and resources we have to help you succeed! They might even have some free goodies for you to take.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

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.

Friday, January 19, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Accio Potterheads poster

Join our student Library Ambassador Miriam for fun, games and prizes at Accio Potterheads!

Monday, January 22, 2018 (all day)
#tattootuesday poster

Looking for your next favourite novel?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Person holding the book "narative of citizenship' in front of their face

Show us your #bookface! Drop by Dana Porter or Davis Centre libraries, pick up a book cover from our #bookface table and get creative!

What's a #bookface? The New York Times describes it as "strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art."

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (all day)
Library Shelfie collage

Show us your shelfie! Help us celebrate Library Shelfie Day on Wednesday January 24. Take a selfie in your favourite section of any of our libraries, then post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM EST

If you are new to PubMed or need a refresher, this workshop is for you.  By the end of this workshop you will be familiar with how to:

Conduct a comprehensive keyword search Find the most relevant articles Focus your results using Limits Easily obtain the full text articles

Please bring a personal laptop to use during the workshop.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Take advantage of PubMed advanced search features to become a more effective and efficient searcher.  By the end of the workshop, you will be familiar with:

Advanced search methodologies and systematic search techniques How to identify and use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) How PubMed works behind the scenes Strategies for keeping current in your research field

Please bring a personal laptop to use during the workshop.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Join us to learn about basic archival research, navigating a finding aid, and to see firsthand some items from the Special Collections & Archives vault.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Getting the most out of your time when researching and writing undergraduate essays

The first of three sessions this term offered by the Library and Writing and Communication Centre starts with a 30-minute lesson on beginning the researching and writing process. It is 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, or consultation section, or both! Register ahead of time or when you arrive.

Monday, January 29, 2018 (all day)
#tattootuesday poster

Looking for your next favourite novel?

Monday, January 29, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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, January 30, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the basic editing tools used in ArcMap for the both the creation and modification of geospatial data. Editing is an essential skill for GIS users that helps build spatial awareness and a broader understanding of topological relationships. This tutorial will cover several common editing functions and workflows using the Feature Template editing environment in ArcGIS 10.x.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Mary Lynne wearing touque

Wednesday, January 31st is Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Waterloo Library is partnering with Waterloo Recreation and Wellness to talk about mental health and hand out stickers, buttons, ‘talk bubbles’ and toques. Drop by Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to say hi to out student Library Ambassadors and grab some swag!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? Here you will learn how Open Source compares to the “Big Guy’s”. 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:

Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities

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