No. 342 - April 7, 2014

    • Coming Events:

      - Canned Festival 2014
      - LIS 9706: User Experience Research Poster Session
      - LIS 9004: Research Methods & Statistics Poster Session
    • Important Dates:

      - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Undergrad classes end
      - Friday, April 11, 2014 - Grad classes end
      - Friday, April 11 - 30, 2014 - Undergrad Exam Period
      - Friday, April 18, 2014 - Good Friday (Offices closed)
      - Friday, May 2, 2014 - MLIS/JOU Orientation Day
      - Monday, May 5, 2014 - First Day of Grad Classes
    • News & Announcements:

      - See what the students of LIS 9390 have been up to this term
      - Don't forget to vote for Fantastic FIMS and Spirit of Librarianship awards
    • Awards & Accomplishments:

      - Nadine Wathen
    • Publications & Presentations:

      - Julia Campbell
      - Edward Comor
      - Lisa Di Valentino
      - Atle Mikkola Kjøsen
      - Nicole Lovenjak
      - Lisa Macklem
      - Jason Netherton
      - Sam Trosow
      - Lu Xiao
    • In the Media:

      - Amanda Grzyb
      - Alison Hearn
      - Sarah T. Roberts
    • News from the Graduate Resource Centre:

    • News from Western Libraries:

    • Next Issue:


      Coming Events

      Canned Festival 2014
      Tuesday, April 8, 2014
      10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
      North Campus Building, Room 283 (TV studio)
      Everyone in the FIMS community is invited to the annual Canned Festival, which will take place Tuesday, April 8. This day-long event is a chance for all FIMS faculty, staff, and students to see and hear the documentary work produced by video and audio  students in the Graduate Program in Journalism.  Hope you can drop by to watch or listen to your favorite stories.  New this year  – can’t make it to the studio to see a story you’re interested in?  On Tuesday only, all stories will have live links available so members of the FIMS community can watch each story at their convenience.  

      LIS 9706 User Experience Research Poster Session
      Tuesday, April 8, 2014
      2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      NCB Second Floor (outside 266)
      The students will showcase their user interface design projects of iWestern applications. The students conducted interview and questionnaire study to collect user requirements, designed user interfaces using low-fidelity prototype, and evaluated their design through user testing, and re-designed the interfaces afterwards. Light refreshment will be provided. We hope to see you there!

      LIS 9004 Research Methods & Statistics Poster Session
      Thursday, April 10, 2014
      2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      NCB Atrium (1st floor)
      The students will be presenting their proposals about the topics in Library and Information Science. This is a potluck event so expect food!  See a list of poster titles.



      Important Dates

      - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Undergrad Classes end
      - Friday, April 11, 2014 – Grad Classes end
      - Friday, April 11-30, 2014 – Undergrad Exam Period
      - Friday, April 18, 2014 – Good Friday (Offices Closed)
      - Friday, May 2, 2014 – MLIS/JOU Orientation Day
      - Monday, May 5, 2014 – First Day of Grad Classes



      News & Announcements

      See what the students of LIS 9390 have been up to this term
      The students of LIS9390 (The Creative Economy: Information Sharing for Pleasure and Profit) invite you to visit the following website showcasing some of the work we've produced this term while exploring information behaviours and practices in creative business, cultural and leisure contexts. The website will be open from mid-April until the end of May. 

      Don’t forget to vote for the Fantastic FIMS and Spirit of Librarianship Awards
      Vote by Tuesday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m.  Nominees include:  Fantastic FIMS - Elisabeth Davies, Stephen Coulstring, Carolynn-Bart Riedstra, Angela Pollak, Selinda Berg, Heather Hill.  Spirit of Librarianship – Skye Corey, Meagan Berry, Rachel Burke, Annick Lapalme, Megan Siu, Dan Quintal, Erin Clupp, Elizabeth Blackall, Sarah Morrison.  Vote at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BCRQ8JY



      Awards & Accomplishments

      Nadine Wathen named FIMS Faculty Scholar
      The nomination of Dr. Nadine Wathen as FIMS Faculty Scholar has been approved by the Selection Committee for the Faculty Scholar Awards and by the Provost.  Faculty Scholar Awards are limited in number and recognize the scholarly achievements of a faculty member at a critical point in her or his career.  The awards acknowledge "the complete scholar who has maintained an excellent record in teaching and research, and who has recently achieved prominence in one of these two domains."



      Publications & Presentations

      Incoming MS MA student (and current MPI student) Julia Campbell went to the American Comparative Literature Association Meeting 2014 in New York City, March 20-23, and presented the paper "Credit and the Breakdown of Communication: Credit as Analog Media".

      Atle Mikkola Kjøsen, Media Studies PhD student, also attended the American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, where he presented the paper "Reading Capital Logistically."

      Professor Edward Comor published:
      Edward Comor, ‘Value, the Audience Commodity, and Digital Prosumption: A Plea for Precision’ in Lee McGuigan and Vincent Manzerolle (eds.), The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age (New York: Peter Lang 2014).

      FIMS Associate Professor Samuel Trosow and LIS PhD student Lisa Di Valentino, along with Lisa Macklem (MS MA grad) and Denise Brunsdon of the Faculty of Law, participated in a panel presentation and discussion at the TIES@Western Symposium, Althouse College, on March 28, 2014. The discussion addressed issues in copyright literacy and new technologies.

      Lisa Di Valentino will also be presenting at the ABC Copyright Conference at the University of Victoria on May 26, 2014.  She will be talking about the intersection between copyright law and contract law as it relates to licensing agreements for digital materials.

      On behalf of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Ontario Chapter Executive, Nicole Lovenjak, MLIS Candidate, will co-present a poster, along with Daniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services, OCAD University, as part of the 42nd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington, DC, May 3, 2014. The poster, entitled, “Staying Alive!” will focus on the mechanisms of setting up, promoting, and running local fundraising and community outreach initiatives to build support for small local chapters.

      Media Studies PhD student Jason Netherton recently published his first book Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground (Handshake, 2014), a 480 page oral history of underground metal music, media and culture. The outcome of three years of research and interviews, Extremity Retained captures the experience and ethos of the global extreme metal scene from its origins in the late 1980s, through the successive evolutions that made it the subcultural force it is today.

      Additionally, Jason will be presenting on his new book Extremity Retained at the Grimposium: Trve Kvlt Arts, Films, Sounds and Texts in Extreme Metal on April 11 & 12 2014, at Concordia University, Montreal. He will also be a panel participant discussing The Language and Lexicon of Heavy Metal, as well as a moderator of the panel discussing Extreme Metal Vocals and Music: Musician and Musicology Perspectives.

      Assistant Professor Lu Xiao co-authored an article with Nicole Marie Askin, "Academic Opinions of Wikipedia and Open-Access Publishing", Online Information Review, 38(3). This article was also selected as a Featured Article in the April 2014 issue of the Informed Librarian Online: https://www.informedlibrarian.com/



      In the Media

      Associate Professors Amanda Grzyb and Alison Hearn appeared in the Western News article "Senate OK's budget, moves it on to Board of Governors," on March 27, 2014.

      Sarah T. Roberts
      , Assistant Professor, was interviewed by Wei Chen on CBC's Ontario Morning on April 1, 2014, discussing her research on the online content moderation industry.  The clip is available as part of a podcast - scroll through to 56:14 to hear the piece.



      News from the Graduate Resource Centre

      Career Resources in the GRC
      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!

      We want your old photocopied materials
      Donate your used photocopies to 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 accessible 24/7 in Room 280B

      The GRC's Book Locker
      Heading home for the break? Off to a new job? Looking for something to read while you’re away?  Why not snag one of our books for some pleasure reading? In support of student and staff pleasure reading, and with the guiding democratic principles at the root of library services, we strive to engage in a book swap. Bring in a book for exchange! Or just borrow one of ours - you don't have to return it, just pass it on. Tell your friends! And enjoy reading again!
      See Locker 148 for a good read (across from the Journalism Studios).

      Inter-session  hours of operation - April 12 to May 4
      OPEN Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
      CLOSED WEEKENDS starting April 12
      CLOSED Friday April 18 for Good Friday
      REGULAR HOURS commence on Monday, May 4
      Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm; Sat & Sun 1:00 - 5:00pm



      News from Western Libraries

      Library Hours in April:
      During exams many Western Libraries locations have extended hours.

      New E-Books of Interest.....

      St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture / editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast

      Partisan journalism: a history of media bias in the United States / Jim A. Kuypers

      As well as print books, Western Libraries regularly adds many books in digital format to our collection. They are all available through the library catalogue and can usually be opened easily with out the need to use additional software. Just click on Connect to Internet Resource to read the full text.

      A search of our e-book collection is also available at http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/screens/search_ebooks.html. That search includes the content of many of our full-text digital resources such as Early English Books Online and content of free digital content providers such as the Internet Archive.

      Please let us know if you have questions or concerns. (wlfeedback@uwo.ca)



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      The Grad Bulletin is your source for news, announcements, and events pertaining to FIMS graduate programs. Submissions from the FIMS community are always welcome and may be sent via e-mail to bblue@uwo.ca.

      The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Monday, May 12. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, May 9.