Event Info

The session will begin with a guided tour of the closed stacks (or vault) where the rare books and archival collections are kept. After the tour we will adjourn to the Doris Lewis Reading Room where you will have a chance to interact with math crowd pleasers and 2SLGBTQIA+ highlights from the collection, specifically curated by our facilitators in support of the tour!

This event is free but registration is required.  

*Note: Special Collections & Archives is located on the bottom (first) floor of the Dana Porter Library. Enter the library through the front doors, then go down the stairs to your right (across from Browsers Coffee Shop), or take the elevator down to the first floor. They are behind the display cases!

Event Facilitor:

Jessie Blackwell, Librarian, Special Collections & Archives will lead the tour. Having worked at the library for over a decade, Jessie is passionate about sharing history with others.

Event Facilitator

Rebecka Sheffield, Head, Special Collections & Archives, will also be in attendance. Rebecka is an award-winning author, educator and archivist with more than fifteen years’ experience working in the field. Rebecka has a background in gender studies, social movement theory and 2SLGBTQ+ histories. She joined the Waterloo library earlier this year, after spent nearly a decade working with the ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ+ Archives.