On July 1, 1957 the Waterloo College Associate Faculties was founded in two temporary buildings. In 2017, University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of history, growth and excellence that grew those small beginnings into Canada's most innovative university.
An integral part of that history, the Library has grown and evolved along with the University. The specialized knowledge, resources and services the Library provides to every corner of the University contribute directly to the success of its students, faculty and staff.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has issued a statement opposing Trump's immigration order. As a member of the ARL, and an institution dedicated to the principle of academic freedom, the University of Waterloo Library would like to express support for this statement, and for our colleagues in all nations affected by the current immigration ban.
A fundamental role of libraries is to support intellectual and personal freedoms; the University of Waterloo Library is committed to supporting those freedoms throughout our broad and diverse community. It is our mission to provide safe spaces, access to information, and to foster information literacy and intellectual curiosity. We value inclusion, accessibility, equity and cooperation.
Annie Bélanger, a member of the Acting University Librarian Team, will be joining the Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan as its Dean of University Libraries, according to a memo sent by Vice-President, Academic & Provost Ian Orchard to Executive Council.