Events

February 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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:

Friday, February 1, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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
Monday, February 4, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 8, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 8, 2019 (All day)
local theatre colouring page

Visit Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries to pick up colouring pages made from the rare books in Special Collections & Archives, or download all the colouring sheets (.PDF) and print at home!

From February 4 to 8, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free colouring sheets and books based on materials in their collections.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Want to get hands-on practice on Machine Learning tools for processing Geospatial Data?

Join us to learn how to implement Machine Learning workflows using real-world Geospatial datasets.

Register today as there are limited seats!

Learning Objectives

Monday, February 11, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 15, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 15, 2019 (All day)
LEGO figures holding books

You can't judge a book by its cover

University of Waterloo Library's Blind date with a book is in it's fifth year! Surprise yourself with a great read based only on clues provided by our knowledgeable staff.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Blind date with a book, we're having a contest!

Three ways to enter:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Want to get hands-on practice on Machine Learning tools for processing Geospatial Data?

Join us to learn how to implement Machine Learning workflows using real-world Geospatial datasets.

Register today as there are limited seats!

Learning Objectives

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Love and learn at the Library

Love and learn at the Library services fair!

Stop by your Library between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the services and resources that are available to you in the Library. Visit each table to get information about all the Library resources and services available to you. Pick up a ballot and get it stamped at each booth - complete ballots will be enetered to win a prize!

Monday, February 18, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 22, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 22, 2019 (All day)
Emoji riddle contest

Follow @uwlibrary on Instagram this Reading Week and guess which title from the Waterloo Re

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 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. The session will:

Friday, February 22, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Transforming spaces

Join the Library as we celebrate the launch of the Library's first Art in the Library exhibit, Transforming Spaces.

View the exhibit and meet some of our artists!

Monday, February 25, 2019 (all day) to Thursday, February 28, 2019 (all day) to Thursday, February 28, 2019 (All day)
When you sit on the first floor of Porter and someone starts talking...

This Fair Dealing Week, support #faircopyright by taking advantage of Creative Commons-licensed material. Creators of the images below have licensed their work CC-0, putting them in the public domain. This means that you can share, use and remix these images…into the perfect meme!

The Creative Commons motto is "When we share, everyone wins." Share your (g-rated) meme with us and win!

Monday, February 25, 2019 (all day) to Friday, March 1, 2019 (all day) to Friday, March 1, 2019 (All day)
library staff holding banned book in front of wings

Our freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Our main Library's namesake, Dana Porter, himself stood for intellectual freedom, and struck down a ban on the book Fanny Hill in 1964 while serving as Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Check out the Freedom to Read Week book display in Dana Porter this week. Take a pic with your favourite banned book and our phoenix wings and show us your freedom to read.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright and licensing and what rights and responsibilities they have when publishing their research.

This session includes an introduction to:

Copyright and licensing as they apply to publication, Your rights as an author, and tips on how to keep them, Suggestions of helpful resources for publication, and Questionable publisher practices, and how to avoid them.

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