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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.

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Library's got game

Staff holding games

Student Engagement Committee co-chairs, Mary Lynne and Ryan, show off some of the new additions to the board game collection.

The Student Engagement Committee is excited to announce some excellent new additions to the Library's ever-growing board game collection.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Learn something new with Lynda.com

The Lynda.com learning platform is now available to all University of Waterloo students! The new campus-wide license was the outcome of efforts between eCampusOntario and LinkedIn, on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, to provide all students, faculty and staff within Ontario Colleges and Universities with access to Lynda.com.

What is Lynda.com?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Welcoming our newest Library staff

Introducing our newest Library staff, hired in Winter term 2018:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Library Ambassadors program is growing (up)!

Our Library Ambassadors program is expanding to give our student ambassadors even more leadership opportunities! Starting this spring term, two new Senior Library Ambassador positions will help take the lead in the increasingly successful program. Find out why we're so excited about this new development...

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