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.

Inquiring Minds: Volcanoes in Hawaii

Dec 12, 2014 -
Some of Hawaii’s Big Island residents are facing the threat of increased lava flow from its active southeastern volcano, Kilauea.

(Successfully completed) Off-campus login unavailable between 1 and 2 p.m. Monday

Dec 5, 2014 -
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, off-campus log-in to the Library will be unavailable for approximately one hour.

Library tutorial PRIMO site of the month

Dec 5, 2014 -
One of the Library’s online video tutorials, “Developing a Research Question,” has been selected as the ACRL Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) site of the month for November.

Winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction visits Laurier

Nov 14, 2014 -
Arno Kopecky, winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway, visited the university Nov. 13.

Inquiring Minds: Where's Franklin?

Nov 14, 2014 -

You’ve probably heard of Where’s Waldo, but you may not have heard of one of the greatest mysteries of the nineteenth century — Where’s Franklin?