No. 404 - October 2, 2017

  • Coming Events:

    - Graduate Wellness Week
    - Graduate Library Presents...Computer Hardware 101
    - Archives Club Presents: Secrets of Scholarly Publishing
    - FIMSwrites
    - femLIS Reading Group
    - "Showing Myself: Sharing Photographs on Social Media"
    - Graduate Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
    - Graduate Library Presents...CALL Panel Presentation
    - Save the Date: "Harold Innis on Canada"
    - Save the Date: "Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of 'Alternative' Facts"
    - Save the Date: "The Future Lasts Forever. Memory Institutions: Not a Thing of the Past"
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13, 2017 - Fall Reading Week (undergraduate students only)
    - Monday, October 9, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day holiday (FIMS offices closed)
  • News & Announcements:

    - Kathy English announced as 2017-18 Asper Fellow
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Darcy Griffin
    - David Hudson
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Chandell Gosse
    - Jen MacGregor
    - Victoria O'Meara
    - Amara Pope
    - Angela Pollak
    - Ajit Pyati
    - Nadine Wathen
  • In the Media:

    - Janet Adekannbi
    - Sarah Edgar
    - Sharon Sliwinski
    - Eleonore Shaffer
    - TVO Hubs Initiative
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Andrew Lewis
    - Richard Raycraft
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Graduate Wellness Week
Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Various times & locations
A week of wellness-oriented activities for graduate students at Western. Learn more about the resources available to grad students through information sessions, social activities and more. View schedule.

Graduate Library Presents...Computer Hardware 101
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D/E
Presented by Matt Ward, Computing Systems and Facilities Support Specialist. Come and learn about the components in your computer, take them apart, then put them back together again. Sign up in the library or email fimslib@uwo.ca.

Archives Club Presents: Secrets of Scholarly Publishing
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:30 pm
FIMS Grad Lounge, FNB 3040A
Do you want to know how to go about publishing your work in academic journals? Archivists Amanda Oliver and Anne Daniel from Western Archives will be joining us to talk about their experience. Everyone welcome!

FIMSwrites
Every Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FNB 4070
To provide some solidarity in the sometimes-solitary writing process, we're continuing to host weekly structured writing time. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30am until noon in FNB 4070. All FIMS graduate students, staff and faculty are welcome to bring their laptops and join in to sit and write (reading is good too!) - drop by at any point in the morning. Questions? Contact Nicole Dalmer (ndalmer@uwo.ca).

femLIS Reading Group
Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4100
The first femLIS reading group meeting of the semester is soon approaching! femLIS is a reading group where we can chat about, ask questions of, and discuss readings that explore the interactions between LIS and feminist theories and perspectives. All are welcome! We'll be chatting about the following reading: Radford, M. L., & Radford, G. P. (1997). Power, knowledge, and fear: Feminism, Foucault, and the stereotype of the female librarian. The Library Quarterly, 67(3), 250-266.

"Showing Myself: Sharing Photographs on Social Media"
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Jacquie Burkell as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abstract: Photographs are among the most commonly shared material on social media. Even with activating security settings or limiting access to one’s profile, these shared photos are visible to a wide variety of people and very often reveal a great deal of information about a person’s life. This talk investigates the types of photographs social media users are most and least willing to post and share with their social networks as a way to understand subjective perspectives on privacy.

Graduate Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
Friday, October 6 and Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FNB 3010
This hands-on workshop will have you organizing and citing papers for your courses in under 30 minutes. Sign up in the library or email fimslib@uwo.ca.

Graduate Library Presents...Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Panel
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D/E
Panel presentation with Martha Murphy, Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library; John Sadler, Law Library Director, Western Libraries; Stacey Zip, MLIS student. Panelists will discuss opportunities within the legal information profession, the role of law libraries, and the benefits of becoming a CALL member.

Save the Date: "Harold Innis on Canada"
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
FNB 1220
Presented by Edward Comor as part of Western’s Canada 150 celebrations as well as the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

To Harold Innis, Canada was an important and tragic place. A veteran of the First World War and the country’s most prodigious intellectual during the Second, by 1945 Innis was as disturbed by his country’s nationalism as he was driven forward by the potentialities of its culture. Known today for his analysis of Canadian economic development and his theories concerning media and communications, a little known part of Innis’ legacy is his understanding of the unique position of Canada in modern civilization and, paradoxically, his deep pessimism regarding the nation’s future. In this presentation, these and other seemingly contradictory aspects of Innis’ life, and the salience of his work for Canadians sixty-five years after his death, will be explored. This lecture is also cross-listed with Western's Canada 150 Research Series in collaboration with the Faculty of Law and the Don Wright Faculty of Music. More information on the series will be forthcoming.

Save the Date: "Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of 'Alternative Facts'"
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FNB 2220
As the common understanding of the term "fake news" continues to evolve, and the credibility of traditionally mainstream media comes under greater scrutiny from a variety of stakeholders, everyday citizens are finding it increasingly difficult to know where to turn for reliable information. Join our panel of journalists as they discuss the challenges facing an industry that remains a cornerstone of democratic society. Panelists include: Sylvia Stead (Public Editor, Globe and Mail), Mary Baxter (TVO Hub Reporter), Rebecca Zandbergen (CBC London Morning Show host), Andrew Lundy (VP Digital, Canadian Press), and Victoria Rubin (FIMS Researcher and Professor). Moderated by Paul Benedetti, reporter, columnist with the Hamilton Spectator and FIMS journalism instructor. This is a FIMS Homecoming 2017 event and all are welcome.

Save the Date: "The Future Lasts Forever. Memory Institutions: Not a Thing of the Past"
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FNB 2220
Public lecture by Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.Dr. Guy Berthiaume assumed the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Library and Archives Canada, he was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec between 2009 and 2014, following a 30 year career in academia. Dr. Berthiaume holds a Doctorate in History. In addition to serving as a professor of Ancient History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), he held administrative positions focusing on research and university development. Previous roles include Vice-President, Development and Public Affairs, Université de Montréal, and Vice-President, Research and Creation, UQAM. This is a FIMS Homecoming 2017 event and all are welcome.



Important Dates


- Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13, 2017 - Fall Reading Week (undergraduate students only)
- Monday, October 9, 2017 - Thanksgiving holiday (FIMS offices closed)



News & Announcements


Kathy English announced as 2017-18 Asper Fellow
Kathy English, Public Editor with the Toronto Star, has been announced as the 2017-18 FIMS Asper Fellow. English has previously served as a journalist with the Toronto Star, and an editor with the Globe and Mail. Her career also includes a significant period in academia as a tenured faculty member in Ryerson’s School of Journalism, a position she held from 1989-99. English will take up the appointment on January 1, 2018, and will be in residence throughout the winter term. During her appointment, she will teach one course and conduct research together with colleagues at FIMS on media literacy and journalistic ethics.



Awards & Accomplishments


Darcy Griffin, MA in Media Studies student, successfully defended her thesis (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO on September 26, 2017.

David Hudson (MLIS'08), Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian at the University of Guelph, is the winner of the Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest for his work titled "On 'Diversity' as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique," published in the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies.



Publications & Presentations


Chandell Gosse and Vicki O'Meara, PhD in Media Studies students, published a report titled "Diversity Among Video Game Developers, 2004-2015" in August 2017.

Amara Pope, PhD in Media Studies student, presented a talk at the Tedx KitchenerED event that was held on September 28. Pope drew on her recent research paper titled "Musical Artists Capitalizing on Hybrid Identities: A Case Study of Drake the 'Authentic' 'Black' 'Canadian' 'Rapper'" for her presentation.

Angela Pollak, Assistant Professor, published the following book chapter in September:

Pollak, Angela. (2017). "Idea Tourism: Modelling a social and human capital tourism product." in L. Brinklow and R. Gibson (Eds) From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience (pp 279-301). Charlottetown, PEI: Island Studies Press.

Ajit Pyati, Associate Professor, presented a talk titled "Mind the Gap: Youth and Disconnection in an Age of (Un)Social Media" on September 27 at the Children's Hospital Paediatric Update Conference 2017 in London.

On September 21, 2017, Professor Nadine Wathen gave a presentation titled “Gender and sex-based analysis of intimate partner violence, health and work: experiences of LGBTQI+ people”, co-authored with FIMS Research Associate Dr. Jen MacGregor, at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Forum brings together over 450 researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners and survivors from around the world who are working to understand, prevent, and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence. Dr. Wathen also represented Canada at a bilateral meeting with Brazil’s Instituto Igarapé, co-hosted by the Canadian Consul General, on “Empowering women and preventing gender-based violence: a path towards peace.” 



In the Media


Janet Adekannbi, Western Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Africa Institute and FIMS, was featured in a Western News article titled "Africa Institute scholar explores connections" on September 21.

Sarah Edgar, MLIS student, was featured in a Librarianship.ca blog posting titled "Focus On: Sarah Edgar" on September 19, 2017.

Associate Professor Sharon Sliwinski had her book Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought featured by a HuffPost contributor in August 2017 in an article titled "Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming."

Eleonore Shaffer, MLIS student, was featured in a Librarianship.ca blog posting titled "How I Work: Eleonore Shaffer" on September 27, 2017.

The TVO Hubs project, for which FIMS is the educational partner in the southwestern Ontario region, was featured in an article in the Columbia Journalism Review titled "Broadcaster opts to hire local reporters over parachute coverage" on September 22. 



Additional Activities of Note


Andrew Lewis, FIMS instructor and graphic artist, had his design chosen for two new Canada Post stamps. The stamps, which feature happy cat families, were revealed as Canada Post kicked off its annual Community Foundation fundraising campaign on Sept 25.

Richard Raycraft, Master of Arts in Journalism alum (MA'15), had his radio documentary titled "Fighting ISIS: Why Canadians join Kurish forces in Syria" featured on CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti on September 21. Raycraft produced the doc drawing on his own personal experiences in the last several years.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Do you have questions about using library resources?
Don't hesitate to stop by the service desk in the library. Library assistants Stacey and Steve, along with student library assistants Karim, Madison, Shifa and Tanis are there to help you out! They won't do your assignments for you, but they'll certainly get you going in the right direction.

Your Graduate Library Presents...
This series of workshops and presentations is a chance to learn beyond the classroom.
See a list of all our upcoming events on our events page.

Computer Hardware 101 with Matt Ward - Come learn about the components in your computer, take them apart, then put them back together again - Tuesday, October 3, 12-1pm, FNB 3020D/E

Zotero Workshop - This hands-on workshop will have you organizing and citing papers for your courses in under 30 minutes - Friday, Oct 6 and Thursday, Oct 12 from 12-12:30 FNB 3010

Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) - Panel presentation with Martha Murphy, Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library; John Sadler, Law Library Director, Western Libraries; Stacey Zip, MLIS student. Panelists will discuss opportunities within the legal information profession, the role of law libraries, and the benefits of becoming a CALL member - Tuesday, October 10, 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E

Sign-up in the library, or email fimslib@uwo.ca

Happy Thanksgiving!
We are closed on Monday, October 9th, but open all weekend (Saturday, Oct 7 and Sunday, Oct 8 from 1-5).



News from Western Libraries


RACER Interlibrary Loans Service:

If the book, article or film that you need is not available at through the library catalogue, you can request a loan or copy of the item through our Interlibrary Loans service. Material can be obtained not only from other Ontario universities, but from libraries anywhere in the world (mostly). You need to register to use RACER by completing the form that you find at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ill/register.html. It's important to remember that your login for RACER is your Western ID number, not your e-mail username.

To answer any questions that you have, a how-to video is available at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/racerandinterlibraryloanservices.

Using Bibliographic Management Software:

Western Libraries has created guides for some of the most common bibliographic management packages that are available to help you organize your reserach and create bibliographies. See https://www.lib.uwo.ca/essayhelp/citationmanagementsoftware.html for details.

Western Performs Concert Series in Weldon Library:

Next week drop by Weldon to hear the first concert in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Western Performs series. The winners of the London Music Foundation Scholarship will be featured on Wednesday, October 4 at 12:30.in the Weldon Atrium.

From the New Books Shelf...

Usability Testing for Survey Research / Emily Geisen, Jennifer Romano Bergstrom
Weldon Library Fourth Floor HM538.G45 2017

Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World / Taylor Dotson
Weldon Library Fourth Floor HM851.D66 2017

#the makerspace_librarian's sourcebook / edited by Ellyssa Kroski
Weldon Library Fifth Floor Z716.37.M35 2017



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, October 16. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, October 13.