No. 347 - July 7, 2014

  • Coming Events:

    - 18th Annual Children's Art Exhibit
    - GRC Presents...Beyond Superman and Archie: Comics for Libraries
    - Summer Farmers' Market
    - Summer Shakespeare production: Twelfth Night
    - GRC Webinar Series: Digital Preservation 1.0
    - GRC Webinar Series: E-Books in Canada: The Next Chapter
    - GRC Presents...Learn How to Use E-Readers
    - London Pride Parade Banner Production Extravaganza
    - Aiming Outside: Where are the New Careers?
    - GRC Presents...How to Network (On Purpose) and Why You Should
    - GRC Webinar Series: Everyday Makerspaces
  • News & Announcements:

    - Roma Harris says goodbye after 40 years at Western
    - All 2014 Spring Convocation speeches available on Youtube
    - Anti-spam law does not apply to Western's core activities
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Patrick Gavin
    - Svitlana Maluzynsky
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Lynne Barr
    - Sonya de Laat
    - Susan Letkeman
  • News from the Graduate Resource Centre:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:


Coming Events

The 18th Annual Children's Art Exhibit
July 7- Aug 29, 2014
Spencer Gallery, D.B. Weldon Library
Featuring works by the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Western Libraries staff. Please enjoy the talents of these great young artists!

GRC Presents…Beyond Superman and Archie: Comics for Libraries
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Lucia Cedeira Serantes. Sign up in the GRC.

Summer Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beside McIntosh Gallery
Local food and produce. Will continue every Tuesday over the summer.

Summer Shakespeare production - Twelfth Night
July 8-12, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Outdoors at Western in the University College Courtyard. Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors, available at the door. 

GRC Webinar Series: Digital Preservation 1.0: The Lifecycle of a Digital Object
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.
NCB 280D
Sign up in the GRC or drop in.

GRC Webinar Series: E-Books in Canada: The Next Chapter
Thursday, July 10, 2014
12:00 p.m.
NCB Lab B.
Sign up in the GRC or drop in.

GRC Presents...Learn How to Use E-Readers
Friday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NCB 280
Presented by Mareen Redies.  Sign up in the GRC.

London Pride Parade Banner Production Extravaganza
Friday, July 11th, 2014
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
NCB Atrium
Organized by the PLG London Chapter. We invite anyone from the FIMS community to participate or just hang out with us. We will paint the banner to march behind in the upcoming London Pride Parade!

Aiming Outside: Where are the New Careers?

Monday, July 14, 2014
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
NCB 293

Holders of LIS credentials are highly qualified for work “outside the norm” – think policy analyst, program co-ordinator, etc. How can information professionals “translate” their versatile competencies into terms meaningful for employers who may be unfamiliar with the pool of talented individuals we represent? Ulla de Stricker shares experience and tips for those interested in broadening their career options.

About the Speaker
Ulla de Stricker is a well-known figure in the Canadian information and library community, having been active in it for over 30 years. Through a successful career holding senior positions in the information industry, Ulla has developed extensive expertise in knowledge and information management. An accomplished and very popular public speaker, Ulla is a frequent contributor to the professional literature and to conferences.

GRC Presents...How to Network (On Purpose) and Why You Should
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Megan Siu. Sign up in the GRC.

GRC Webinar Series: Everyday Makerspaces: Library Programming for Youth
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
1:00 p.m.
NCB Lab B.
Sign up in the GRC or drop in.



News & Announcements

Roma Harris says goodbye after 40 years at Western
At my behest (Becky), Roma Harris was kind enough to provide some reflections on her long and varied career at Western for the FIMS Alumni Newsletter that was mailed out on June 30.  Roma worked at Western for over 40 years, and has seen the university go through a lot of ups and downs.  You can read her final comments here.  Thanks Roma, for your many years of service and hard work.

All 2014 Spring Convocation speeches available on Youtube
Western has posted all of the speeches from the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies on their Youtube channel.  You can see addresses given by Rick Mercer, Lord Julian Hunt, Justice Elaine Adair, Shelia Fraser and others.  The FIMS ceremony fell on the day that Catherine Zahn, of CAMH, was speaking (June 18).

Anti-spam law does not apply to Western's core activities
Western’s core activities do not fall under the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), according to Stephen Jarrett, Western’s legal counsel. CASL takes effect July 1. (Continue reading)



Awards & Accomplishments

Patrick Gavin, LIS PhD student, was awarded the 2014 Litwin Books award for ongoing research in the Philosophy of Information for his dissertation proposal "On Informationalized Borderzones: A Study in the Politics and Ethics of Emerging Border Architectures."


Svitlana Maluzynsky, MLIS student, won the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence, courtesy of Folklorama (which is out of Winnipeg).  It will be awarded in October.



Publications & Presentations

Lynne Barr and Susan Letkeman, recent graduates of the MLIS program, are presenting "Strategies used by authors and illustrators to make Holocaust themed materials accessible to children: A report on a Guided Research project completed as part of Western’s MLIS program" at 10:45 a.m., on Friday, July 18, 2014 in NCB 293. All are welcome to attend.

Sonya de Laat, Media Studies PhD student, will be presenting at the International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference entitled: "Time, Movement and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from July 16 - 19, 2014. Her presentation will be on Friday July 18 entitled: "Memories —> Witness: Photographs of unrepresentable suffering after genocide."



News from the Graduate Resource Centre

The GRC Presents ...
(A series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community @ FIMS)

Beyond Superman and Archie: Comics for Libraries - Dr. Lucia Cedeira Serantes- Tuesday, July 8, 12-1pm NCB 293
Learn how to use your e-reader: A hands-on experience - Mareen Redies, MLIS student - Friday July 11 and Tuesday July 15: 11-1pm GRC/NCB 280
How to Network (On Purpose) and Why You Should! - Megan Siu, MLIS student - Tuesday, July 15, 12-1pm NCB 293
3D Design and Printing - Mallory Austin, MLIS Student - Tuesday, July 29th, 12-1pm NCB 293

Education Institute Webinar series ...
(The GRC is piloting a series of interactive courses and webinars designed to enhance LIS learning.)

Accessible Audio Books From NNELS - Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1:00 pm NCB Lab B
Digital Literacy Skills For Digital Citizens: A Blended Learning Model - Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 pm NCB Lab B
Digital Preservation 1.0: The Lifecycle of a Digital Object - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:00 pm NCB Lab B
E-Books in Canada: The Next Chapter - Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 pm NCB Lab B
Everyday Makerspaces: Library programming for Youth - Wednesday, July 16, 1:00 pm NCB Lab B

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 (https://fims-grc.fims.uwo.ca/grc-tutorials/) or follow FIMS GRC on YouTube to watch all the upcoming releases!


News from Western Libraries

18th Annual Children's Art Display Now On in the Spencer Gallery:

Come and see the imaginative and creative work of children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. of the staff of Western Libraries.

Check out SCOPUS:


The SCOPUS database provides excellent coverage of the literature in library and information science and computer science. It also includes a tool that allows you to analyze journal titles to determine their relative rank compare to similar publications. For a tutorial about using the Journal Analyzer, see http://help.scopus.com/flare/Content/tutorials/sc_AnalyzeJournals.html

From the New Book Shelf....

Negotiating Culture Through Comics / edited by Maciej Sulmicki
DBW stack PN6725.N44 2014

[...After the Media]: News from the Slow-Fading Twentieth Century / Siegfried Zielinski (translated by Gloria Custance)
DBW stack P91.Z53913 2013

Multimedia Information Retrieval: Theory and Techniques / Roberto Raieli
DBW stack Z699.R12 2013


Next Issue

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, July 21. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, July 18.