No. 349 - August 4, 2014

  • Coming Events:

    - New Faculty Orientation - Teaching at Western
    - Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference
    - TA Day: Graduate Student Conference on Teaching
  • Important Dates:

    - August 8, 2014 - Last day of classes for graduate programs
    - August 28, 2014 - Orientation for MLIS students
    - August 29, 2014 - Orientation for LIS PhD, MHIS, HIS PhD, MA MS, PhD MS and MA PMC students
    - September 1, 2014 - Labour Day holiday (Offices closed)
    - September 2, 2014 - First day of classes for graduate programs
    - September 4, 2014 - First day of classes for undergraduate programs
    - September 15, 2014 - First Grad Bulletin of Fall term published
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Stephanie Ritter
    - Sarah Roberts
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Jason Neal
    - Paulette Rothbauer
    - Carey Toane
  • News from the Graduate Resource Centre:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:


Coming Events

New Faculty Orientation - Teaching at Western
Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DB Weldon Library, room 258
The Teaching Support Centre is hosting an orientation to teaching for faculty members who are new to teaching or those new to Western University. We welcome newly hired faculty (full-time and part-time) as well as faculty who may have missed out on the orientation in the past year. The program introduces new faculty to colleagues and support groups within the University and features advice from veteran new faculty. Program and Registration: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/faculty_programs/new_faculty_orientation.html

Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Social Science Centre, room 2050
The Teaching Support Centre is hosting a day of workshops for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, librarians, and staff dealing with topics relating to university teaching and learning. Keynote: Dr. Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN on "Becoming a Skillful Teacher." For conference program, go to: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/faculty_programs/perspectives%20pdf/fall_perspectives_2014.pdf

TA Day: Graduate Student Conference on Teaching
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Social Science Centre, room 2050
This one-day conference introduces graduate students to teaching at The University of Western Ontario and helps them prepare for their roles as teaching assistants. Join TSC staff and award-winning professors to learn about facilitating discussions in tutorials, helping undergraduate students in laboratory settings, dealing with difficult students, and much more!  Visit: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/graduate_student_programs/ta_day.html



Important Dates

- August 8, 2014 - Last day of classes for graduate programs
- August 28, 2014 - Orientation for MLIS students
- August 29, 2014 - Orientation for LIS PhD, MHIS, HIS PhD, MA MS, PhD MS and MA PMC students
- September 1, 2014 - Labour Day holiday (Offices closed)
- September 2, 2014 - First day of classes for graduate programs
- September 4, 2014 - First day of classes for undergraduate programs
- September 15, 2014 - First Grad Bulletin of Fall term published



Awards & Accomplishments

Stephanie Ritter, Media Studies MA student, recently received a grant from the University of Waterloo. The grant and training program is called the CIHR Training Grant in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan Canadian Program (PICDP).  Stephanie is one of 13 students across Canada who has received the grant and entrance into the program for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor, recently received a SSHRB Seed Research Grant for a project entitled: "Filipino CCM Work and Workers in the Global Internet Economy Content Production Cycle." The grant will allow for HQP grad student support for nine months. The grant will also support PI and grad HQP to travel to the Philippines for data collection among CCM workers and related people there, and for data analysis upon return. The SSHRB Seed Research Grant is targeted to eligible Early Career Researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western.



Publications & Presentations

Jason Neal, LIS PhD student, wrote a posting for the recently-launched Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) blog. Entitled “Defining Musical Similarity: Genre and Beyond,” it provides an overview of Jason’s research focus. The ASIS&T blog is also seeking submissions from a range of perspectives, including students, scholars, and practitioners. If you’re interested in writing something, please visit the blog for further details.

Carey Toane (MLIS, 2012) and Associate Professor Paulette Rothbauer have published an article in the Canadian Journal for Information and Library Science (CJILS), based on the research Carey did for her guided research project while at FIMS. The paper is entitled, “Pure Delight and Professional Development”: The Reading Practices and Library Use of an Active Poetry Community.”



News from the Graduate Resource Centre

Inter-session  hours of operation - August 11 to September 1
OPEN Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
CLOSED WEEKENDS starting August 9
CLOSED Monday, September 1 for Labour Day Holiday
REGULAR HOURS commence on Tuesday, September 2
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm; Sat & Sun 1:00 - 5:00pm

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 acessible 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).



News from Western Libraries

Fascinating Documentaries about World War I:

Through Western Libraries streaming video subscriptions, check out videos about World War I and its impact.

John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields / National Film Board of Canada

And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I / National Film Board of Canada

Search the library catalogue by subject using the subject heading World War, 1914-1918 and limit to videos to find more like this.

From the New Book Shelf....

Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital / edited by James N. Gilmore and Matthias Stork
DBW stack PN6714.S85 2014

Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play / Karen Markey, Chris Leeder, Soo Young Rieh
DBW stack ZA3075.M36 2014\

On behalf of Western Libraries, congratulations to all FIMS graduates and good luck in your future endeavours.

Happy holidays to returning students. See you in September.


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, September 15. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, September 12.