Last fall, a partnership was formed between two Library Ambassadors, University of Waterloo Health Services and the Dr. Bird project. That partnership formed a wellness initiative that lead to a featured spot at the University's annual staff conference.
There have been a number of fraudulent emails targeting Library users that appear to come from the University of Waterloo. This is called 'spear phishing' and has resulted in compromised accounts. Please ensure the legitimacy of any links before entering personal information.
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has launched a pilot program extending the inter-library loan (ILL) period of OCUL items to OCUL patrons. Beginning immediately, University of Waterloo Library users will now be able to borrow OCUL items for up to 6 weeks. Items from University of Toronto will have a loan period of 5 weeks.
In the course of publishing academic works, publishers will often ask you to sign copyright transfer agreements; these agreements transfer the copyright of your work to the publisher, and can limit what you can do with your own work after publishing. Retaining certain rights makes it easier for you to share your work without restriction.
Our architects, WalterFedy, have incorporated student and staff feedback into the preliminary design for Phase 1 renovations at Davis Centre Library, and we want to know what you think. We are hosting two student focus groups - with pizza and refreshments provided!
Applications are now open for the spring term for the Library Ambassador program. We are hiring students who want to share their enthusiasm for the Library and the great services the Library has to offer.
A great debate is happening inside the Library; or, at least, with the help of the Library.
The Confederation Debates is a legacy project in tandem with Canada’s 150th birthday. Supported by universities across the country, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Crabtree Foundation, the project aims to continue the conversation around what makes Canada and how it came to be.
The Library has purchased a new subscription to the standards aggregator, TechStreet. Replacing our CSA subscription service, TechStreet provides full CSA and partial ISO standard coverage, among others. Standards and codes are fundamental building blocks to innovation and advances in technology, and are critical resources for students and even staff across campus.
Some of the many benefits of a standards aggregator include: