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Friday, November 10, 2023

SCA Exhibit: Gender Studies Isn’t New

Gender Studies at the Library

The University of Waterloo’s Special Collections & Archives opened in 1976 with its foundational collection: the Lady Aberdeen Memorial Library, showcasing the history of women. It had been donated several years earlier to the Arts Library (now known as Dana Porter Library) under the stewardship of Doris Lewis, Waterloo’s first University Librarian.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Inaugural Biomedical Stakeholder Café Connects Students with Community Stakeholders

Dr. Kate Mercer (left) and Dr. Jennifer Howcroft (right)

More than 100 students from four programs (BME, SYDE, MECH, and GENE) participated in the inaugural Biomedical Stakeholder Café.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Open Access Journals at Waterloo

As part of our mission to support Open Access at the University of Waterloo, the Library hosts over a dozen Open Access journals originating from students, staff and faculty across a variety of topics, from the Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology to University of Waterloo Journal of Undergraduate Health Research.

Monday, October 23, 2023

What is Open Access, anyway?

Open Access Week is acknowledged during the last full week of October around the world to increase awareness of the open access movement. The Open Access movement seeks to promote free and open online access to academic information, such as research articles and data.

Monday, October 16, 2023

5 Questions: with Beth Namachchivaya, University Librarian

5 questions to Beth Namachchivaya - picture of Beth headshot staring directly at the camera view

Once a month the Student Engagement and Communications Assistant co-op student interviews Library staff to provide Library patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo. 

This month, co-op student Meray Philobbos interviewed Beth Namachchivaya, University Librarian to coincide with National Library Month, a celebration of the valuable role libraries play in the lives of Canadians.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

5 Questions: with Jackie Stapleton, Information Services and Resources Liaison Librarian

Once a month the Student Engagement and Communications Assistant co-op student interviews Library staff to provide Library patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo.

This month, co-op student Meray Philobbos interviewed Jackie Stapleton, Information Services and Resources Liaison Librarian.

Question 1: How does your position benefit the Library community?

Friday, September 8, 2023

Welcome from the University Librarian

Head shot of Beth Namachchivaya, University Librarian

Welcome Warriors!

Whether you are new to campus or returning, I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Waterloo Library. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Welcome Warriors!

The Library is excited to welcome new and returning students to a fresh academic year. We’re here to be your partner in learning and research, from our variety of study spaces to our vast collection to our information navigation experts.

To help you get to know the library resources and services available to you as a Waterloo student, here are some of the key things you need to know:

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A surprise donation from Alumni Weekend

The Library’s Special Collections & Archives (SCA) curates not only rare books, archives and materials related to the University’s teaching and research programmes, but it also houses the University of Waterloo Archives, containing official correspondence, publications, photographs, memorabilia and more.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Five questions: with Jude Doble, administration and strategic initiatives, associate university librarian

Once a month the student engagement and communications assistant co-op student interviews library staff to provide library patrons with a peek behind the bookstacks at all the work that happens to provide a variety of services and resources that support the learning, research and innovation that happens at Waterloo. This month, co-op student Meray Philobbos interviewed Jude Doble, administration and strategic initiatives, associate university librarian.  

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