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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring staff update

It's another busy year for recruiting - say hello to the Library's newest staff members:

Monday, May 1, 2017

Nominations for Innovative Thesis award

As a member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), University of Waterloo Library can submit two nominations for the Innovative Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) Award. Each year, three awards are distributed, with a cash prize of $1,000.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya appointed University Librarian

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya

On April 19, Ian Orchard, Vice-President Academic & Provost, announced the appointment of Beth Sandore Namachchivaya as University Librarian, effective August 1, 2017.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Introducing new Library staff

The Library filled many new and vacant positions in 2016.

We would like to welcome and introduce the newest members of the Library team:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New collection open for research: Robert Dorney fonds

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce that the papers of Robert Dorney have been redescribed for greater access and are once again open to researchers.

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.

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