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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Test drive a new Library tool

Are you a first- or second-year student interested in trying out a new resource that will help you plan and manage your assignments? We’re recruiting usability testers for an exciting new tool! All participants will receive a $10 gift card. Email our usability team to sign up!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Exhibit: Pulp fiction

Pulp fiction written across a naked woman on a book cover

University of Waterloo Library's Special Collections & Archives is out to prove that there's no fiction like pulp fiction!

Visit the first floor (downstairs) of the Dana Porter Library to see their latest exhibit showcasing some of the best pulp magazines and novels from their collections, primarily from the mid 20th century. From rocket ships to LGBTQ2S+ romance, Tarzan to thrillers, there is sure to be a book to titillate everyone.

This exhibit runs until December 2018.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Find a MATE at the Library

The exam period can be a particularly stressful time of year. If you are struggling, it can be helpful to talk to someone who understands what you're going through.
Monday, July 16, 2018

Victoria Chu appointed Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research and User Services

Victoria Chu

Victoria Chu has been appointed to the position of Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research and User Services at the University of Waterloo Library, effective October 15, 2018.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

You've heard of Goose Watch, now watch out for Goose Week

You've seen our friendly mascot, Scholar the Goose, online and around campus...but do you know the whole story?

The Library's Student Engagement Committee is bringing you a full five days of fowl fun with Goose Week!

Why Goose Week?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

We're hiring! Apply now for fall

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We are hiring students who are passionate about the Library and it's services. Applications for the Library Ambassador program are now open for the fall term.

As a Library Ambassador, you will:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

E-waste bin now available at Davis Centre Library

graphic indicating what can and can't go in bin

Don't know what to do with those earbuds that have stopped working? or which bin to put your pens and pencils in? University of Waterloo's Sustainability Office has just rolled out some new e-waste bins across campus, expanding on the program run by Central Stores that diverts over 30 tonnes of waste each year!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Alison Hitchens appointed Associate University Librarian - Collections, technology and scholarly communication

Alison Hitchens

Alison Hitchens has been appointed to the newly-redefined senior administrative portfolio of Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology and Scholarly Communication at the University of Waterloo Library, effective June 25, 2018. In this role, Alison will provide leadership in the areas of collections, access, technology, assessment, bibliometrics, and scholarly communication.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Looking back at Eid, 26 years ago

2 muslim men sitting in a mosque

The original version of this article was written by Library co-op student Tahreem Farooqi, and previously published on the Special Collections & Archives blog.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Library helps tackle issues on the Bridge to 2020

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur has announced the release of seven issue papers exploring themes that will form the basis of the University's strategic planning conversations.  

Each issue paper was developed by advisory groups tasked with "developing an understanding of their issue area at Waterloo and conducting an environmental scan to reflect Waterloo's current status in the area, best or leading practices, and opportunities for further development of the issue." Creation of the issue papers was also supported by 14 members of Library staff. The unique skills embodied by our librarians helped by shaping research questions, and providing literature review and synthesis for each theme. The process also drew on the Library's expertise in bibliometrics and user experience.


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