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Winter 2017

Leadership & Libraries

Who: Ali Versluis (University of Guelph)
When: Wednesday, April 12, 11am – 12pm
Where: FlexLab

First Person Scholar 

Who: Emma Vossen and Alexandra Orlando
When: Friday, February 10, 2017 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Where: LIB 428

Fall 2016

Student2Scholar 

Who: Colleen Burgess and Melanie Mills (University of Western Ontario)
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by lunch at Eastside Mario’s
Where: FlexLab

Highlights of the 2016 European Summer School for Scientometrics

Who: Shannon Gordon
When: Monday, October 31, 2016 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: LIB 428

Getting Rid of Wordiness Workshop

Who: Judi Jewinski
When: Thursday October 6 from 10:30 am – 12:00pm
Where: FlexLab

Spring 2016

HeForShe Campaign update

Who: Diana Parry
When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 11 am to 12 pm
Where: Flex Lab

Winter 2016

Digital Humanities and the Library

Who: Melissa McAfee, Marian Todeldo, and Lisa Cox (University of Guelph)
When: Wednesday March 9, 11am-12pm, followed by lunch
Where: DP 428

Creating a Teaching Dossier

Who: Alison Hitchens & Julie Timmermans
When: Thursday February 18, 10-11am
Where: DP 428

Advancing through the Ranks

Who: Jane Forgay and Jennifer Haas
When: Tuesday January 19, 2-3pm
Where: Flexlab

Fall 2015

A Sweet Little Nest: Progress and Change in Waterloo Region after WW2

Who: Jane Britton
When: 11am-12pm
Where: LIB 428

Leadership Development at UWaterloo Library

Who: Annie Belanger, Pascal Calarco, Eva Dodsworth, Ian Robson
When: 2-3pm, Monday October 26
Where: DC 1568

Narratives in Library Instruction: A Research Project

Who: Joanna Szurmak and Mindy Thuna
When: 2-3pm, Friday September 4
Where: Flexlab

Winter 2015

Attending the CARL Librarian’s Research Insitute

Who: Nancy Collins
When: 3-4pm, Thursday February 19
Where: DC 1568

Equity at Waterloo 

Who: Mahejabeen Ebrahim
When: 2-3pm, Wednesday January 21
Where: DC 1568

Fall 2014

Mentorship in Canadian Academic Libraries

Who: Elizabeth Marshall and Marni Harrington
When: 11-12pm, Wednesday November 26
Where: DC 1568

Special Collections Show and Tell

Who: Jessica Blackwell
When: 10-11am, Tuesday September 23
Where: Doris Lewis Rare Book Room

Spring 2014

On the road to evidence: insight into the ethics application and quality assurance processes

Who: Annie Bélanger, Marian Davies, Shannon Gordon, Alison Hitchens, and Kathy MacDonald
When: 1-2pm, Tuesday, August 12th
Where: DC1568

Introduction to project management (2 part workshop)

Who: Annie Bélanger, Associate University Librarian, Information Resources & Academic Excellence, University of Waterloo
When: (Part A) 10:00 – 11:30, Thursday, May 22, 2014
When: (Part B) 10:00 – 11:30, Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Where: DC1568

Winter 2014

Study leave reflections – the power of time off  
Who: Anne Fullerton, Liaison Librarian for Biology, Chemical Engineering, and Systems Design
When: 10:30 – 11:30, Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Where: DC1568

So that’s how it’s done here: Comparing strategic planning at two institutions
Who: Pascal Calarco, Associate University Librarian, Digital & Discovery Services
When: 2:00 – 3:00, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Where: DC1568

What academic status means and working effectively with library administration
Who: Laura Banfield, Liaison Librarian to Nursing, Midwifery and Global Health, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University; President, McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association
When:  10:30 – 12:00, Thursday, April 17, 2014
Where: DC1568

Fall 2013

Research measures and rankings
Who: Dr. Tim Kenyon, Associate Dean of Arts (Research), Faculty of Arts Graduate Studies & Research, University of Waterloo
When: 2:00 – 3:00, Thursday, October 3, 2013
Where: DC1568

Library collegiality
Who: Gina Matesic, Reference/Collections Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
When: 11:00 – 12:00, Monday, October 21, 2013
Where: DC1568

Librarians and research activities 
Who: Dr. Pam McKenzie, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
When: 9:00 – 12:00, Thursday, November 7, 2013
Where: DC1568

Ethics review process at the University of Waterloo
Who: Dr. Maureen Nummelin, Director, Office of Research Ethics, University of Waterloo
When: 2:00 – 3:00, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Where: DC1568

Taking a MOOC
Who: Pascal Calarco, Associate University Librarian, Digital & Discovery Services; Alison Hitchens, Cataloguing & Metadata Librarian; Catherine Newell Kelly, Project Coordinator, Centre for Extended Learning, University of Waterloo
When: 9:30 – 11:00, Wednesday, November 27th
Where: DC1568

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TUG Conference 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013
The Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Campus

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Interested in learning more about the projects and activities of your TUG colleagues? Wish there was an opportunity to share ideas and meet informally? We invite you to attend the TUG conference in spring 2013.

The TUG conference will provide TUG staff with an opportunity to share and explore ideas of interest across libraries and will include opportunities for learning, networking, and professional development.

Visit the website for more information.

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An evening out with Ingrid Thomson

Tuesday, March 27

For those of you who haven’t met Ingrid yet, she is here until April 27 as part of a grant program funded by Andrew Carnegie Corporation that places mid-career academic librarians from South Africa in short-term visiting positions at ARL member libraries.

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Lorna Rourke and Scott Gillies

Tuesday, January 2

Lorna and Scott will discuss their experiences with collective bargaining at St. Jerome’s University and the University of Guelph respectively. They will share insights into the changes and issues associated with librarians being a part of faculty unions/associations.

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Laura Bredahl – The Galapagos Librarian!

Thursday, February 9

Laura will share her experiences volunteering as a librarian in the Corely Smith Library at the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos.

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Blair Clarance – University Rankings

Thursday, March 8

Increase your understanding and knowledge of university rankings like the Maclean’s University Rankings, the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, and more! Blair Clarance from Institutional Analysis and Planning will share some of Waterloo’s 2011 results and provide resources and references.

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From Waterloo to Western… and back again!

March 2011
Christy and Dan Sich

Christy and Dan SIch, From Waterloo to Western... and back again

Christy and Dan SIch, From Waterloo to Western… and back again

Since leaving the University of Waterloo Library in 2008, Christy and Dan Sich have been working at the Weldon and Taylor Libraries (respectively) at the University of Western Ontario. They will discuss key differences they have noticed between the libraries at Waterloo and UWO, including the academic status model at UWO, and the team approaches currently in place at the Weldon and Taylor Libraries.

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Women in Early Austrian Anabaptism, Their Days, Their Stories (2009): A illustrated talk by the author, Linda H. Hecht

February 2011

Linda H. Hecht

Linda H. Hecht

Previously untold stories of women persecuted for their faith during the early years of the Reformation are revealed in the Austrian Anabaptist court records. In the turbulent years of the early 1500’s, women chose to express their personal faith publicly through adult baptism, which was outlawed by the state.

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Innovation Boot Camp: Fostering a more innovative workplace

February 2011

Robin Bergart, User Experience Librarian; M.J.D’Elia, Learning & Curriculum Support Librarian; University of Guelph

Does your library value innovation? Many organizations say so, but we wanted to make innovation a more deliberate and pervasive part of our everyday work. To do this, we conducted a 12–week “Innovation Boot Camp” designed specifically to inspire, energize, and challenge participants to be more innovative at work.

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Holiday Social

December 2010

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Ryerson Double-Header!

November 2010

Join Sonny Banerjee and Graham McCarthy from Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) as they speak on the topics of RULA’s staff intranet and mobile applications.

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics – George Leibbrandt Library

October 2010
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in that strange building by Waterloo Park’s Silver lake? In this talk, you’ll hear about the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and its library: who we are; what we do; how we do it; and our plans for the future.

Speaker: Dawn Bombay, PI Librarian

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An information session on Your Waterloo Positioning Guide

July 2010

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Speaker: Kelley Teahen, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs

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Rienzi Crusz

May 2009 & 2010

Rienzi Crusz

Rienzi Crusz

Poetry Reading by a former Reference and Collections Development Librarian at the University of Waterloo

Sponsored by the League of Canadians Poets

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Beyond Literacy

April 2009

Beyond Literacy

Beyond Literacy

Post-literacy, as explored in this presentation, is not a decline from literacy into some new dark age but rather the beginning of a transformational capacity as yet unimagined. Not for the faint of heart

Speaker: Mike Ridley
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Librarians without Borders

April 2009

Librarians without borders

Librarians without borders

An information session by Erin Fields and Irene Tencinger

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ENGINE E-print Project

March 2009

ENGINE E-print Project

ENGINE E-print Project

Allan Bell introduced the ENGINE E-print project @ UW.
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Hollywood Librarian screening

November 2008

A Look at LIbrarians through Film - PAST EVENTS

A Look at LIbrarians through Film – PAST EVENTS

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Visual Design Fundamentals, April 2008

April 2008

View the powerpoint slides for “Visual Design Fundamentals with a focus on Poster Presentations” presented by Alan Kirker on April 24, 2008.