No. 341 - March 24, 2014

Coming Events

GRC Presents…Bookbinding Workshop
Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Erin Clupp.  Sign up in the GRC!

Technology in Education Symposium (TIES 2.0): Engaging the Community
Thursday, March 27-28, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
John George Althouse Building
TIES 2.0 is open to faculty, librarians, staff, postgrads, and graduate students from across all disciplines at Western and its affiliates.

mediations presents: “The Big Bang of Digital Reading”
Monday, March 31, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Kresge Building Room K203
Presented by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.  All are welcome.  Read the abstract.

“Against the Cultural Singularity: Drafts For a Critical Digital Humanities – A Workshop”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.
SSC 9420
As a follow-up to the previous day's talk, Dr. Liu will present snippets from a book in early progress tentatively titled "Against the Cultural Singularity: The Goal of the Digital Humanities" for discussion, criticism, suggestions, etc. in a smaller group setting.  Space in the seminar is limited. To register, please e-mail

“Fair Dealing Fair”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Graduate Resource Centre
MLIS students will be sharing posters with ideas about how to integrate user rights into library services.  Everyone welcome.

GRC Presents…Volunteer Management for New Librarians
Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Christine Pinkney.  Sign up in the GRC!

Important Dates

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Campus Clean Up Day (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

News & Announcements

5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW 2014)
FIMS MLIS and PhD alumnus Marc Kosciejew would like to announce a call for papers, presentations and workshops for the 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW 2014).  The conference will be held in Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014.  The Organizing Committee of IMCW2014 invites interested individuals, research teams, societies, and project groups to submit proposals for workshops and tutorials to be organized within the conference. To encourage participation, IMCW2014 is not charging additional fees for participants registered in the conference to attend workshops/tutorials, and proposers of accompanying events with at least four registered speakers/participants will have their Symposium fee waived.  For full information, visit the conference website.

Awards & Accomplishments

Catherine Steeves, MLIS '95, named University Librarian
Catherine comes back to Western from the University of Guelph where she is presently the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Associate Chief Librarian (ACL).  In her role as Deputy CIO and member of the CIO Executive she plays a pivotal role in the development of the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s information technology, information services and information resources.  As the ACL she has oversight responsibilities for all library operations including Learning and Curriculum Support, Discovery & Access, Archival & Special Collections, Information Resources and Information Technology Services and shared responsibility for strategic and budgetary planning processes, personnel and financial administration.  Catherine's appointment as Western's University Librarian begins August 18, 2014.

Publications & Presentations

Associate Professor Keir Keightley gave two presentations at the IASPM "Music Flows" conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 13-16: he was a member of a plenary roundtable entitled "How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Mainstream?" and he presented a paper entitled “'Campbell’s Elvis' (Warhol, 1962): Canned Music and the Genealogies of “Pop”'.

Bhavin Prajapati, MHIS student, will be presenting a talk titled "The Game of KT: Investigating Policy-Makers and Researchers through Economic Game Theory in the Knowledge Translation 'Arena'," at the 2014 New Frontiers in Health Policy Conference at McMaster University on April 12.  The presentation will be 15 minutes in length, followed by two minutes of feedback from an area expert and eight minutes of questions.

On March 17, 2014, Associate Professor Nadine Wathen gave an invited plenary presentation at the inaugural planning symposium and webcast of the new Victims Justice Network, which took place in Toronto. Her talk was entitled “Success and Lessons Learned: The PreVAiL (Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan) Research Network”.

Dr. Lu Xiao will give a talk titled "informal learning in community" at Faculty of Education on Mar. 26, 2-3pm (room 1010). Please RSVP by noon Mon., Mar. 24th to Izabela Stec ( if you are planning to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

In the Media

Associate Professor Alison Hearn, who is the current UWOFA President, recently appeared on CBC Radio News commenting on UWOFA's new report: Every Budget is a Choice: A look inside Western's financial decisions and resulting priorities.  Alison was also featured in a CTV London news story that focused on the debate over Western's budget at a recent Senate meeting.  

Sarah T. Roberts
, Assistant Professor, was featured in the the Western News article "Professor uncovers the Internet's hidden labour force," published in print and online on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

News from the Graduate Resource Centre

The GRC Presents ... (A series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community @ FIMS)
March 27 - A repeat of Erin Clupp's very popular Library and Book Preservation talk with a hands-on book binding workshop
April 3 - Volunteer Management for New Librarians - Christine Pinkney will share her experiences managing volunteers in a large public library setting.

Sign-up sheets are available in the GRC, or email to let us know that you'll be attending.
A full listing of Winter 2014 workshops can be found on our website.

Did you know that the GRC is on YouTube?
The GRC Helps is a series of short video tutorials that will show you how to get the most out of the GRC. Learn how to access course reserves, book a study room, borrow equipment, and more. Visit the GRC Tutorials and Help section of the GRC Homepage ( or follow FIMS GRC on YouTube to watch all the upcoming releases!

We want your old photocopied materials
Donate your old photocopied readings for reuse by other students by dropping them off at the GRC's Service Desk, or place them in the tray on the Copy Bank cabinet in the photocopy room. The Copy Bank of recycled course readings is acessible 24/7 in Room 280B.

Career Resources
The GRC is currently featuring career resources to assist graduating students looking and applying for jobs.  Check out the display by the main doors for books on job hunting, writing resumes and cover letters, professional development, and much more! Your friendly neighbourhood GRC staff are also available to help you locate additional online resources.

News from Western Libraries

New Interface for Web of Science (including Social Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index):

Thomson-Reuters, the company that produces the Web of Science suite of databases has significantly changed the look of the interface for the Citation Index databases and a wide variety of related products. It is important to notice a blue arrow next to the words 'Basic Search' on the introductory screen. From the drop-down menu under that arrow, you will be able to click on options for Cited Reference Searching as well as specific Author searching and the Advanced Search Feature. Content and searching functionality have not been affected by this interface change. For more information, see

New Digital Content Available: Popular Culture in Britain and America, Part II

Western Libraries now provides access to additional content as part of the full text resource Popular Culture in Britain and America. Included is original video footage spanning 1950-1975 featuring key personalities such as JFK, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Rolling Stones, documents from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament archives, and material from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame such as record company documents, chart lists, fan magazines, and posters. Access to this online content is available under Primary Resources on the program guide for Popular Music and Culture at

From the New Book Shelf....

Qualitative Data Analysis from Start to Finish / Jamie Harding
DBW stack H62.H37 2013

Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into practice / edited by Caroline Brown
DBW stack HF5736.A73 2014

Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space and Genre Transformation in the 1980s / Kimberley Monteyne
DBW stack PN1995.9.H46M66 2013

Next Issue

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The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Monday, April 7. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, April 4.