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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Library Ambassadors featured at conference

Group photo of presenters

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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Leaders in excellence, innovation and wellness

Library staff group photo

The Library is pleased to announce that it has attained Silver certification in Excellence Canada's Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) program.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Protect yourself from phishing

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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Improvements to inter-library loans across Ontario universities

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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Protect your rights as an author

Sharing published work infographic

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Exam extended hours

The Library will extend its hours for the exam period starting Sunday, March 26 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

We want your feedback on student spaces

revitalization project logo

The Library is reaching an exciting phase in our revitalization project and we need your feedback!

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!

We need YOUR insight to help realize our vision.

Register now:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Be a Library Ambassador: applications now open

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Join the debate: Confederation and its consequences

Event poster

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TechStreet: a new standard (aggregator)

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:

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