Important Changes at the Library this Fall
Since most of our buildings are closed, some in-person Library services or resources described on this page are currently unavailable. For more details on how the Library can help this semester, check out our services updates or feel free to email us, chat with us, or reach out to a librarian or specialist in your discipline.
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Workshops and visits

What we offer

During normal operations, the Archives and Special Collections offers regular tours and workshops designed to highlight different aspects of the collections and at the same time offer students an opportunity to develop their research skills. To organize a tour or workshop, please contact arcs@uottawa.ca.

As we are currently offering reduced services due to COVID-19 closures, we are unable to offer in-person tours or visits. Please contact us about alternatives. 


Regular workshops

Introduction to ARCS

Throughout the year, Archives and Special Collections offers short tours to various groups introducing them to our general services and the highlights of the collection.  

A condensed version of the workshop is available as a video here and in powerpoint here .

 

Introduction to archival research

During the academic year, Archives and Special Collections offers an introduction to archival research workshop. You will learn how to begin your research, how to navigate the different types of archival services, how to read a finding aid, how to use online databases, and how to cite your sources. This workshop is offered at the beginning of each academic semester, in French and in English and on demand for groups.

A condensed version of the of the workshop is available as a video here and in powerpoint here.

Introduction to rare books

During the academic year, Archives and Special Collections offers an introduction to rare books workshop. Discover the basics of how to consult and use rare books;  how to find them in our catalogue, how to read and handle them, as well as some information about formats, paper and decorated paper, binding, printing types, the provenance, printers, etc. Designed as an overview to demystify the world of old books.


Specialized workshops and tours on demand

Professors and teaching assistants who would like their students to take advantage of a specialized workshop are invited to contact us at least two weeks in advance. We can offer introductory workshops or workshops on a particular theme related to your class.

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