News

We're redesigning our eBook platform and need your help!

Mar 2, 2015 -
Please complete a five-minute survey to help determine what improvements should be incorporated into the new interface.

Librarian's research on Open Access featured in Open Shelf magazine

Mar 2, 2015 -
Ongoing research on faculty attitudes to Open Access publishing was recently featured in Open Shelf magazine.

Laurier librarian wins writing award

Feb 11, 2015 -
Librarian Pauline Dewan was the recent recipient of the 2015 RUSA Reference Service Press Award.

Changes to Library hours for Winter 2015

Feb 11, 2015 -

In the second half of the Winter 2015 term, the Waterloo campus Library will have fewer after-midnight opening hours than in other recent terms.

Hours are being reduced only during times when usage data indicates very low activity at our service desk. The reductions also take into account the availability at the affected times of other study locations on campus, such as the 24 Hour Lounge and Concourse.

2015 Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence now on campus

Feb 5, 2015 -
Sonnet L’Abbé, the Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence for Winter 2015, will be at Laurier’s Waterloo campus from January 19 –April 11, 2015.

The Second Annual “Living Library” – Theme: Security

Feb 3, 2015 -

Living Library is a collection of "human books" offered on "loan" to students, staff and faculty. Facilitated by Living Library Librarians, readers "borrow" the human book for up to 20 minutes and engage in a free flowing conversation. This is a great opportunity to talk to people one-on-one about their diverse experiences.

Date: February 3rd

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Location: Library, 2nd Floor

Target Audience: Laurier Students, Faculty, Staff and Community

Archives welcomes personal collection of noted alumnus

Feb 2, 2015 -

The Laurier Archives is happy to announce that Waterloo College alumnus Ward Kaiser (’45) has donated materials from his personal collection for archival preservation and research.

Ward Kaiser is a publisher, author, pastor, and activist. The breadth and impact of his diverse work led to him being named recipient of the 1968 Waterloo Lutheran University Alumnus of the Year award. Kaiser is perhaps best known in the map publishing realm as he introduced the provocative Peters projection map to North America.

Wilfrid Laurier University closed Feb. 2 due to severe weather

Feb 2, 2015 -

Wilfrid Laurier University is closed Monday, Feb. 2, due to severe winter weather. This includes all Library locations and services.

Click here to view details of the closure on the Laurier website.

Library and Accessible Learning Centre implement new portal for users with print disabilities

Jan 12, 2015 -
The Laurier Library is pleased to announce its participation in the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE), a repository of accessible format texts available to users with print disabilities.

ARES enhancement Thursday morning (completed)

Jan 8, 2015 -

On Thursday, January 8 at 8:45 a.m., the Library course readings system, ARES, will be enhanced to use the Laurier Single Sign On (SSO) authentication system. With the recent integration of the Laurier SSO with MyLearningSpace and the previous integration with the Library off-campus login system, we hope that you will have a more user-friendly experience (fewer sign-ins) with the Library and affiliated services.

The enhancement should last no more than 30 minutes, ending at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 8.

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