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Friday, May 24, 2024

5 Questions: Rachel Figueiredo

Rachel Figueiredo

Once a month the Student Engagement and Communications Assistant co-op student interviews Library staff to provide patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo. 

Monday, May 13, 2024

2024 Sharon Lamont Student Award Winners

Sharon Lamont award winners with Sharon Lamont

The Library is delighted to share this year’s Sharon Lamont Student Award winners, Sarah Chun and Udani De Silva. This is the third year the award is being given out to two students who have worked at the Library and have, through extracurricular involvement, supported equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Exploring the history of Waterloo’s campus through geospatial technology

aerial view of UWaterloo campus

Vicky Situ had her first co-op work term this winter as a GIS Library Technician at the Library’s Geospatial Centre, located in Dana Porter Library. As a second year Geomatics student, she was excited to deepen her GIS skills through the hands-on learning a co-op role provides. What she wasn’t expecting was an opportunity to marry her creativity and love of history with those GIS skills. 

Monday, April 22, 2024

5 Questions: Melanie Hannaford

Melanie Hannaford

Once a month the Student Engagement and Communications Assistant co-op student interviews Library staff to provide patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo. 

Monday, April 8, 2024

The Library welcomes new head of Special Collections & Archives

Rebecka Taves Sheffield

The Library recently welcomed Rebecka Taves Sheffield as our new head of Special Collections & Archives (SCA). Rebecka is an award-winning author, educator and archivist with more than fifteen years’ experience working in the field.

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Library mourns the passing of Anne Innis Dagg

Anne Innis Dagg

Anne Innis Dagg, a groundbreaking Canadian zoologist, feminist and environmentalist, passed away on April 1, 2024. She studied and worked at the University of Waterloo from the 1960s through 2013, pursuing a wide range of research interests.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Library Annual Report 2023

library annual report graphic

The Library is pleased to share its 2023 Annual Report.  

This year’s report pays tribute to the place of the Library on campus, both past and present, while also looking ahead to consider how we can re-imagine the Library of the future to provide services and collections that support scholars and researchers in a rapidly changing information landscape. 

Friday, March 22, 2024

5 Questions: Israel Cefrin da Silva

Israel Cefrin da Silva

Once a month the Student Engagement and Communications Assistant co-op student interviews Library staff to provide patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

The Library welcomes new associate director, Indigenous initiatives

Kevin George

The Library recently welcomed Kevin George (BA '22) as our new associate director, Indigenous initiatives. Kevin is Fish Clan Potawatomie/Cree. He is a member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation with relations at Fort McMurray 468 First Nation. 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Have your say! Fill out the Library’s User Survey

user survey

Are you part of the University of Waterloo community? If so, we want to hear your opinions! How satisfied are you with the services, resources and expertise provided by the Library and which ones are most important to you in reaching your goals?  

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