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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Library Ambassadors are good for your (mental) health

The work done by University of Waterloo's Library Ambassadors was celebrated in the latest issue of Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarianship which was focused on "mental health training, experiences, and programming in public, academic, and special libraries."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Library renovation update

Goose wearing hardhat

We're still hammering away at the renovations in Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. When can you expect to see the finished product?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fall Library staff update

Learn more about the new staff we welcomed to the Library this term:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Library is top United Way fundraiser on campus

Library staff were busy with many fundraising events throughout the United Way month of October. Not only was this the most successful fundraising year for the Library, we were the top event fundraisers for the University of Waterloo United Way Campaign.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Extended hours start November 26

Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries will have extended hours throughout the exam period, starting at 8:00 AM on Sunday November 26 and ending at 11:00 PM on Thursday December 21.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Open Access Week a success

Partnering with departments across campus, the Library hosted a variety of events during Open Access Week - from workshops to a movie night with popcorn. The highlight of the week was Open Access Day, a day-long event of panels and workshops covering the creation and use of open educational resources (OER), a discussion about how to ‘get serious’ about Open Access at Waterloo, and more! Kicking off the event was a keynote address from David Porter, CEO of eCampus Ontario about "making Open Access the default thinking in curricular resource creation, adoption and adaptation." You can view his keynote slides on Slideshare.

Porter describes his experience of Waterloo's Open Access Day , saying:

Friday, November 17, 2017

Library achieves Silver in Excellence, Innovation and Wellness

Library staff accepting award

The Library was recognized at the Excellence Canada Summit last week for achieving Silver certification in Excellence Canada's Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) program.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Library remembers

On Saturday November 11, lights in the libraries will flash at 11:00 a.m. as we pause to mark Remembrance Day.

Please join Library staff in observing a minute of silence to remember those Canadians, including many Indigenous people, who have fought and died for our country's peace and freedom.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fab fun at this year's Library Day!

October is Canadian Library Month, a time when your Library takes the opportunity to celebrate the role we have in teaching, learning and research at University of Waterloo.

Each year in October, University of Waterloo Library hosts its biggest event of the year - Library Day - to show our appreciation for the students, faculty and staff that we serve every day! This year's Library Day is better than ever. A new Fall Fair theme promises a day filled with free food and fun!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open Access Week - October 23 to 29

Open Access week logo

This year's theme, "Open in order to..." prompts us to think about the practical benefits of making scholarship openly available, to consider how and why open scholarship should be pursued at all levels of higher education, and to encourage discussion on how to achieve these objectives.

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