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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Oral History Project: An important next step

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The Library is delighted to announce the second phase of the Special Collections & Archives’ Oral History Project is now available in our online archive. This next step in the project was an important partnership with the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism. 

Friday, February 23, 2024

5 Questions: Marian Davies

Marian Davies

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. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Library Recent Acquisitions: Black News & Amiri Baraka Papers

Black News Newspaper

The History Department and the University of Waterloo Library recently collaborated to bring important resources related to Black Studies to campus, which will benefit students and faculty studying Black history.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Celebrating Love Data Week

Love Data Week

Not sure what Love Data Week is and what it has to do with the Library? We’re turning to Digital Scholarship Librarian Antonio Muñoz Gómez and Research Data Management Librarian Anneliese Eber to tell us more about it and how it can help you with your research.   

Q1: What is Love Data Week?  

Friday, January 19, 2024

5 Questions: Farzaneh Keramati

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.   

This month, co-op student Emily Fitzgerald interviewed Farzaneh Keramati, Liaison Librarian for Religious Studies.   

Q1: How does your position benefit the Library community? 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Librarian and Information Specialist: Supporting knowledge synthesis research projects across campus

Much of the support librarians provide in an academic and research environment is through consultations, instructional workshops and providing online learning tools. They educate and guide scholars and researchers to build the systematic searching skills required to undertake their own projects. 

As time allows, however, they can also take a more active role in research as a collaborator on a research team, often fulfilling the role of Information Specialist.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5 Questions: Mark Anderton

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.

This month, co-op student Emily Fitzgerald interviewed Mark Anderton, Library Coordinator and Supervisor in Circulation Services at Musagetes Library.

Q1: How does your position benefit the Library Community?

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Thank you for helping us exceed our goal this Giving Tuesday

The outpouring of support from the community for the Library on Giving Tuesday this year, November 28, helped us raise over $20,000 from 43 donors!

Our Challenge Champion, Don Cowan (MSC ’61, PHD ’65), helped us surpass our 2023 goal of raising $15,000 by matching donations up to $5,000. Donations to the Library came in early and often, encouraging an additional $1,500 in matching donations to further boost our success.

Monday, November 20, 2023

A resource that supports us all: Giving Tuesday matching donor encourages donations to the Library

Don Cowan (MSC ’61, PHD ’65), distinguished Professor Emeritus and Director of the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo, has returned for a second year to be the Library’s matching donor this Giving Tuesday.

Monday, November 20, 2023

5 Questions: Randy Dauphin

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.

This month, co-op student Emily Fitzgerald interviewed Randy Dauphin, Director of Information Technology and Facility Services.

Q1: How does your position benefit the Library community?

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