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.
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.
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!
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.