No. 365 - June 22, 2015

Coming Events

Outdoor Summer Market
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Across from Social Sciences
Buy fresh goods grown locally.  Run by Hospitality Services.  The market will be open every Tuesday for the summer season.

Bookbinding I – CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter
July-August 2015
Bookbinding I is considered the fundamental course of the CBBAG curriculum, teaching terminology, materials, tools, techniques, and basic concepts.  The course includes six components: setting up the shop and tools; materials and techniques, making a picture frame; sewing variations, endpapers; book cloth and board; making the case; hanging-in the text block, adhesion; and expansion and contraction. The cost is $480 for the course and $35 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first class day. Enrolment is limited to 5 students. The registration deadline is Friday, July 8, 2015.

Important Dates

- Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3, 2015 – MLIS Research Week
- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – Canada Day holiday (Offices closed)

News & Announcements

Changes coming to Western Graphic Services Walk-Up Photocopying
Western Graphic Services has announced that they will be ceasing their pay-as-you-go, walk-up photocopying service as of August 31.  This means that all money currently loaded onto your copy cards must be used by August 31, as it is not refundable.  FIMS Computing Services is exploring future options for the FIMS community and there will be more information to come on this issue.

Awards & Accomplishments

Catherine Hana, MLIS student, received the Medical Library Association scholarship for 2015 and attended the awards presentation at the MLA AGM in Austin on May 18th.

Publications & Presentations

Jackie Burkell, Associate Professor, and Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, presented at the Canadian Library Association Annual Meeting on Friday, June 5th. The title of their panel was, "Navigating the Terrain of Privacy, Security, and Intellectual Property.” Doctoral student Lisa Di Valentino was also a panelist in absentia and contributed a presentation to the panel. 75 people turned out.

Roger Chabot, LIS PhD student, attended the Annual Conference on Information and Religion at Kent State University (in Kent, OH) on June 5 where he delivered a presentation entitled "Relying Upon the Sangha as Information Practice: An example from Facebook".
Keren Dali, FIMS Postdoc, published the following:

Dali, Keren. “Readers Advisory: Can We Take It to the Next Level?” Forthcoming in Library Review 64, no. 4/5 (2015). Available through Emerald EarlyCite.

Dali, Keren and Diane Granfield. “Promoting Reading for Pleasure in Academia to Educate the ‘Whole Person’” Presentation at the Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA), June 2, 2015, U of Ottawa.

Jason Neal, LIS PhD Candidate, presented a paper entitled “Musical Similarity as Conceived by ‘Avid Recreational Music Listeners’” on June 4th at the annual meeting for the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML), which was held at the University of Ottawa as part of this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. An expanded version of the paper will be published in the August issue of the *CAML Review*.

Jason Netherton, Media Studies PhD student, presented the paper "Extremity Reframed: Exhuming Death Metal's Analog Origins" at the Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Cultures conference in Helsinki, Finland (June 8-12). The published conference proceedings are available online through the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC):

Mark Rayner, FIMS Instructor, published a piece of original fiction in Western News called “Providing a public solution to the troublesome private you,” on June 18.

Mark-Shane Scale, LIS PhD student, presented a paper entitled "Tales from the Tweets: Insights into the World of Library Consulting" at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2015 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO on June 12-17, 2015 in Boston, MA, United States.  Read the paper or view the presentation.

Additional Activities of Note

If you're interested in what Judy Erola (the honorary degree recipient at the FIMS Convocation ceremony) had to say in her address, Western News published an article titled "Erola: Technology is no substitute for policy."  The article includes details of Erola's background and contributions to Canadian society.

News from the Graduate Resource Centre

GRC Regular Term Hours
Mon-Thurs : 8:30am-8pm
Fri : 8:30am-5pm
Sat/Sun : 1-5pm

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

Do You Wiki? Using Wikis in Information Organizations
by Sarah Morrison - Tuesday June 23rd 12-1pm NCB 293
Wikis are a great option for codifying and sharing knowledge within your organization. Using SharePoint, Sarah Morrison (who completed a content management co-op with a Knowledge Management Operations team) will talk about what wikis are, when to use them, and some tips about how to set one up for your organization.

Want to play around with one? Visit to set up your personal SharePoint site.

Sign-up sheets for all events are available in the GRC, or email to let us know that you'll be attending.

News from Western Libraries

Free Trial of Two Full-Text Databases: Vogue and Women's Wear Daily

Western Libraries has recently set up a one-month free trial of digitized versions of the entire runs of both Vogue (1892-present) and Women's Wear Daily (1910-present). The ProQuest search software allows you to access the full-text and full-image versions of every issue including advertisements, covers and fold-outs. Photos are fully indexed and a "Person Pictured (PIC) field allows you to narrow searches down to photos of specific models or fashion designers. Both of the database trials are accessible through the alphabetical list of databases at and are available until July 17th. If you are interested and have a chance to poke around in them, please let me know what you think. (

Two Workshops being Hosted by the Western Libraries Map and Data Centre

Coming up this week are two statictics workshops that may be on interest. On June 23, a Crash Course in Introductory Inferential Statistics, and later in the week the popular workshop Introduction to R is being offered again.

From the New Books List....

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the worlds and the art of fake news / A. Brad Schwartz
DBW stack PN1991.77.W3S48 2015

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction / edited by Christine Berberich
DBW stack PN3491.B56 2015

Reinventing Reference: How libraries deliver value in the age of Google / edited by Katie Elson Anderson and Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
DBW stack Z711.R466 2015

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

The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Monday, July 6. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, July 3.