No. 406 - October 30, 2017

  • Coming Events:

    - FIMSwrites
    - Graduate Library Presents...Paper, Pencils, and Post-Its, Oh My!: Learning to Paper-Prototype
    - "Promotional Culture and the New Persona: How Advertising's history relates to Contemporary (online) public identity and subjectivity"
    - Graduate Library Presents...Ubuntu Linux Hands-on Workshop
    - "Prime-Time Minister: Politics, Entertainment and Justin Trudeau"
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 30, 2017 - Cyber Security Awareness Month
    - Sunday, November 9, 2017 - Fall Preview Day
  • News & Announcements:

    - Submissions open for OCULA Lightning Strikes talks at OLA 2018
    - FIMS Computing Services hosting training sessions for FCS Lab 3
    - Invitation to Annual Planning and Budgeting Town Hall
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Sonya de Laat
    - Anabel Quan-Haase
    - Qudsia Shaheen
    - Sharon Sliwinski
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Emily Carlisle
    - Yimin Chen
    - Nicole Dalmer
    - Lyndsay Foisey
    - Chandell Gosse
    - Greg Nightingale
    - Vicki O'Meara
    - Victoria L. Rubin
    - Sam Trosow
  • In the Media:

    - Sarah Cornwell
    - Mark Kearney
    - Chris Read
    - Victoria L. Rubin
    - Rachel Samulack
    - Romayne Smith Fullerton
    - Sam Trosow
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Edward Comor
    - First Global MINDS newsletter (Nadine Wathen)
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

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).

Graduate Library Presents...Paper, Pencils, and Post-Its, Oh My!: Learning to Paper-Prototype
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 3020
Paper prototyping is a low-cost, structured brainstorming technique that uses  arts and crafts materials such as paper, pencils, and post-its to better understand the way users interact with physical, visual, and textual information. It can help us learn how to better think through workflows, space design, and information architecture. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to develop ideas, troubleshoot workflows, and improve learning and interaction in an agile, lean, and fun way. Participants will step through an activity in icon design, and will use personas to develop a low-fidelity prototype and step through a guerilla usability testing process. Presented by librarians Lililian Rigling and Matt Barry from Western Libraries. Sign-up in the library, or email fimslib@uwo.ca.

"Promotional Culture and the New Persona: How Advertising's history relates to Contemporary (online) public identity and subjectivity"
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by P. David Marshall, Professor and Personal Chair in New Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Deakin University, Australia. Part of the FIMS Seminar Series.

Abstract: A defining feature of the contemporary moment is that we are in the midst of a tectonic-like shift about our notions of individual and collective identity. This transformation of identity is linked to the incorporation of a promotional ethos; but equally, the emerging online persona and its strategic daily labour in producing/sharing a public self that helps us move between this shifting collective and normatively-rising individual identity (keep reading).

Graduate Library Presents...Ubuntu Linux Hands-on Workshop
Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 3020
If you're interested in Ubuntu Linux and open source software, join Matt Ward in this hands-on workshop. You will use Ubuntu, learn about open source software and the history of Linux. Sign-up in the library, or email fimslib@uwo.ca.

"Prime-Time Minister: Politics, Entertainment & Justin Trudeau"
Thursday, November 9, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Presented by Tiara Sukhan, Media Studies PhD candidate, as part of the Mediations Lecture & Workshop Series.

Abstract: When Justin Trudeau told an elated crowd in Ottawa in the fall of 2015 that “we’re back!” he was referring to more than just the return of the federal Liberal party to power. A life-long quest had been fulfilled and “Trudeaumania” was back. Popular culture has reinforced this messaging, various examples suggesting that “Just-in time” Justin’s celebrity status is intrinsic to his political power, an integral aspect of the Trudeau brand and key to his style of governance. His reported desire for authentic interpersonal connection has been revealed through a multiplicity of appearances to be part of a calculated branding campaign designed to blur the boundaries of public and private, celebrity and fan (keep reading).




Important Dates


- Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 30, 2017 - Cyber Security Awareness Month
- Sunday, November 9, 2017 - Fall Preview Day




News & Announcements


Submissions open for OCULA Lightning Strikes talks at OLA 2018
Do you want to present a 10 minute lightning talk at the OLA Super Conference 2018 in February? Submit your proposal by November 15, 2017. The purpose of the OCULA Lighting Strikes Student Award is to promote OCULA to LIS and library technician students and provide an opportunity to participate in the OLA Super Conference.

FIMS Computing Services hosting training sessions for FCS Lab 3

FIMS Computing Services will be hosting training sessions for the new FCS Lab 3 in FNB 3010 on Thursday, November 23, at noon. The lab, which is designed to facilitate group work, is arranged into pods with 5 workstations each. Each pod has a 4K TV that acts as a monitor and is set up to display the desktop of any workstation in the pod. Training sessions will help you learn how to get the most out of the new lab.

Invitation to Annual Planning and Budgeting Town Hall
All members of Western’s campus community are invited to attend a town hall October 31 which will provide an update on the current status of the University's planning process and a very preliminary high-level budget outlook for the coming year(s). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the MCKellar Room (290), UCC. A formal presentation will be followed by a Q&A period. Please RSVP Gayle Stuebing at gstuebin@uwo.ca if you plan to attend.




Awards & Accomplishments


Sonya de Laat, Media Studies PhD candidate, successfully defended her thesis "Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation of Humanitarianism" on Friday, October 27.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project "Trajectories of participation: the role of social media in online social activism".

Qudsia Shaheen, MHIS student, successfully defended her thesis "Communities of Practice as a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy: A Qualitative Secondary Ethnographic Analysis" on Wednesday, October 18.

Associate Professor Sharon Sliwinski received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project "An alphabet for dreamers."




Publications & Presentations


Emily Carlisle, MLIS student, will be presenting a lightning talk called "Fight or Flight? Neither: Harnessing Fear’s Instructive Properties” at the OCULA Fall Virtual Conference on November 15.

Yimin Chen, LIS PhD student, will be speaking at an event titled Internet Trolling: A People's History as part of the "Curious Public" series. The event will be "a critical investigation into the phenomena of flame wars, trolling. We inquire: who gets to define 'online abuse'?"

Nicole Dalmer, LIS PhD student, presented twice at the recent Canadian Association of Gerontology conference:

Advancing mapping methods to explicate the information-care relationship in dementia care. Poster presented at: 46th Annual Scientific and Education Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology; 2017 October 20; Winnipeg, MB. This poster was the runner-up for the CIHR-Institute of Aging Doctoral Student Poster Competition

“It settles you, it pokes you and and it makes you do a lot of wondering, a lot of watching and then you become thirsty for information”: Family caregivers’ conceptualizations of their information work. Paper session presented at: 46th Annual Scientific and Education Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology; 2017 October 19; Winnipeg, MB.

Lyndsay Foisey, HIS PhD candidate, published the following journal article:

Booth, R., McMurray, J., Regan, S., Kothari, A., Donelle, L., McBride, S., Sobel, A., Hall, J., Fraser, R., Foisey, L. Social media technology and public health in Ontario: Findings from a planning meeting exploring current practices and future research directions. Nursing Leadership, 30(2), 71-83.

Chandell Gosse and Vicki O'Meara, PhD in Media Studies students, published the article "The Blame Game: How Video Game Workers Frame Barriers to Diversity" on October 4 in First Person Scholar.

Greg Nightingale, LIS PhD candidate, presented the paper “Field Recordings, Sonic Information, and Sound Libraries” on October 14th at the Techniques of Listening Conference, University of Minnesota.

Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, presented an invited speech entitled "Detecting Deception in Online Information" at a seminar held in Montréal on 5 October 2017. The event was entitled "Les fausses nouvelles : le nouveau visage  d’un vieux problème” [Fake news: a new face of the old problem]. The seminar was organized by le Centre d’études sur les médias, a center linked with the Laval University, Université de Montréal and UQAM.

Professor Rubin also participated in the panel discussion "Transparency & Accountability in News Media in an Era of 'Alternative Facts', held during Homecoming on October 21. FIMS Instructor Paul Benedetti served as moderator.

Sam Trosow, Associate Professor, participated in a panel discussion on October 24 at Ryerson University for Open Access week. A recording of the presentation is available online.
 



In the Media


Mark Kearney, FIMS instructor and journalism alum (BA'77), appeared in a Western Alumni news article titled "New book revives classic Canadian hitmakers" on August 18. The article discusses Kearney's recently published book, titled As the Years Go By...: Conversations with Canada's Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers.

Chris Read, MLIS student, was profiled on the CAPAL student blog. Titled "On Co-op: Q&A with Chris Read," the article discusses Read's co-op placement experience at the University of Waterloo.

Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, was interviewed by Daniel Calabretta, a senior digital editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism (the RRJ), Ryerson University's flagship magazine, working on a feature for the magazine's print edition, slated to come out in Spring 2018. It will be "focusing on fake news in Canada and what journalism institutions, and the Canadian government as a whole, are doing to combat the dissemination of misinformation, online."

Professor Rubin and Sarah Cornwell (LIS PhD student) were interviewed by Daniel Midgley, an Australian radio show host on deception and satire detection for his podcast, "Talk the Talk". The show "presents stuff that's happening in the world of linguistics". The podcast is available at: http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/

Rachel Samulack, MLIS alum, was profiled on Librarianship.ca in an article titled "Beyond the Stacks: Rachel Samulack & Aaron's Butterfly Run for Roger Neilson House" on October 27.

Romayne Smith Fullerton, Associate Professor, appeared on CBC London on October 18 as part of a discussion about the #MeToo campaign. The audio for "Is #MeToo a tipping point?" is available online.

Sam Trosow, Associate Professor, appeared in the media twice in relation to his recent research into privacy and smart devices. He was first featured in a London Free Press article on October 7 titled "High-tech appliances threaten privacy, Western University report warns," and he later spoke to CBC Radio Montreal for an article and audio piece titled "Wi-fi, the internet of things, and your personal information."




Additional Activities of Note


The full recording of Professor Edward Comor's Canada 150 presentation "Harold Innis on Canada" is now available online via Youtube. The original presentation was given on October 19.

Global MINDS, an interdisciplinary development initiative that counts Professor Nadine Wathen among its affiliated faculty, issued its first newsletter in October. The report includes and overview, guiding principles, and details of recent group activities.
 



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


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.

November 2: Paper, Pencils, and Post-Its, Oh My!: Learning to Paper-Prototype - FNB3020 12-1:20pm
Paper prototyping is a low-cost, structured brainstorming technique that uses  arts and crafts materials such as paper, pencils, and post-its to better understand the way users interact with physical, visual, and textual information. It can help us learn how to better think through workflows, space design, and information architecture. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to develop ideas, troubleshoot workflows, and improve learning and interaction in an agile, lean, and fun way. Participants will step through an activity in icon design, and will use personas to develop a low-fidelity prototype and step through a guerilla usability testing process. Presented by librarians Lililian Rigling and Matt Barry from Western Libraries.

November 9: Ubuntu Linux Hands-on Workshop - FNB 3010 12-1:00pm
If you're interested in Ubuntu Linux and open source software, join Matt Ward in this hands-on workshop. You will use Ubuntu, learn about open source software and the history of Linux.

November 14: Decolonization and Indigenization of Libraries - FNB 3020 12-1:20pm
Join librarians from Western and Huron in a critical discussion about decolonization and indigenization, stemming from a recent report by the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA-FCAB) Truth and Reconciliation Committee. The report provides some guidance on how libraries can move forward with specific Calls to Action. Before attending, please set aside time to read the "Red/Earth/Spiritual Chapter" of the CFLA-TRC report.

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

Emerging Library & Information Perspectives
Have you heard? Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP) is a new open access, peer-reviewed and student-run journal, published by the FIMS Graduate Library. A first call for submissions will be coming your way soon! Visit our journal site for more information, and follow us on Facebook (@ELIPmlis) and Twitter (@ELIP_Journal).

Copy/Print/Scan cards
Need to add money to your Papercut account? Come see us at our service desk to purchase print cards in $5, $10 or $20 denominations. Please bring the exact amount, as we cannot provide change.

Looking for a room? We have three rooms with projectors for your meetings (FNB 3020B, 3020D, 3020E)
These meeting rooms are for all FIMS graduate students (HIS, LIS, MMJC, MS, PM&C) to use for up to two hours per day for group work and meetings. If you require longer than two hours, contact us to extend your booking. There is a double authentication to book a room. Go to our meeting rooms page, sign-in with your FIMS username and password first, then sign-in with username fims and password library. You can also stop by the service desk or email us directly and we'll book it for you!




News from Western Libraries


How Does a Modern Researcher Use a Web Archive? ; Informal Talk and Conversation with Dr. Ian Milligan

November 23, 2017 12:30-2:30 AHB 2B04

All are welcome to hear Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant recipient Ian Milligan, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo and principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group, speak about his research into web archives, the WALK project  and the Archives Unleashed Project,  a suite of tools to help others delve into the big data of web archives!

Health and Well-Being Collection

A new collection of materials focusing on health and well-being in everyday life has been developed in the Allyn & Betty Taylor Library. For more information,see the guide to the collection at https://guides.lib.uwo.ca/healthandwellbeing or visit the Taylor Library.

Updated Guide to Streaming Video and Audio from the Library

Western Libraries subscribes to many services through which you can stream documentaries, dramatic presentations and music of many genres. Check out our revised guide for details https://guides.lib.uwo.ca/c.php?g=698705&p=4960678.

From the New Books Shelf.....

Beginning Classical Social Theory / Marcel Stoetzler
Weldon Library 3rd Floor H61.15.S76 2017

Journalism, Online Comments and the Future of Public Discourse / Marie K. Shanahan
Weldon Library 4th Floor PN4784O62S53 2018

Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction / Joelle Pitts, Sara K. Kerans, and Heather Collins
Weldon Library 5th Floor Oversize Z675.U5P525 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, November 13. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, November 10.