Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023-24 Staebler Insurance OER Fellows Grant recipients

During Open Education Week earlier this year, the Library announced support from Staebler Insurance to continue our OER Fellows Grant program for the next five years. As part of the Library’s mission to make learning materials freely accessible and available, this program was launched last year to support the creation of open education resources at Waterloo. 

Monday, May 29, 2023

Celebrating National AccessAbility Week

This week Canada is celebrating National AccessAbility Week — an opportunity to highlight the work of the people and groups removing barriers and reflect on the work yet to do to make Canada a more accessible, inclusive home for all. 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Spotlight: Resource Sharing

Have you heard the term “resource sharing”? It’s an important term in a library context as it gets to the heart of what libraries do: provide easy access to information. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Spotlight: 2023 Sharon Lamont Student Award winners

Sharon Lamont Student Award winners

The Library is delighted to spotlight this year’s Sharon Lamont Student Award winners, Zoya Randhawa and Claire Reynolds. This is the second 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. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Five questions: with Amy Lim, course reserves specialist, Circulation Services

Starting this month, the student engagement and communications assistant co-op student is interviewing a library staff member to provide library patrons with a peek behind the book stacks at all the work that happens to provide the variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Library Town Hall reflections

The Library hosted a Town Hall on March 28 to share updates and projects that reflect progress towards our 2020-2025 strategic plan. James Rush, vice-president, academic & provost and Charmaine Dean, vice-president, research and international opened with remarks on the place of the Library within the campus community followed by Beth Namachchivaya, university librarian, who shared stories and activities included in the Library’s 2022 Annual Report and answered questions from the audience.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Library Annual Report 2022

Kitchener city planning map 1954

The Library is delighted to share its 2022 Annual Report. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Special Collections & Archives launches Oral History Hub

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) at the University of Waterloo Library has launched an Oral History Hub on the Waterloo Digital Library, providing access to interview recordings, including transcripts, that actively document Waterloo’s history through the lived experiences of our staff, faculty and students.  

Monday, March 6, 2023

Open Education Week 2023

laptop and library journals at Davis Centre Library

The Library is celebrating Open Education Week March 6–10, which seeks to raise awareness about innovative Open Educational Resources (OER) and practices worldwide. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Library equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDIA) update

Jermal Jones, associate director, equity, diversity, inclusion and access

In our changing world, the University of Waterloo has a developed reputation for innovation and excellence and the Library supports this mission by being a partner in learning, research and innovation. The Library is committed to the principles of EDIA and drawing from its values, we aim to help advance our strategic goals of catalyzing learning and research, engaging with our community and growing as a learning organization

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