No. 407 - November 13, 2017

  • Coming Events:

    - MMJC Open House
    - Graduate Library Presents...Decolonization and Indigenization of Libraries
    - FIMSwrites
    - Graduate Library Presents...Navigating Imposter Syndrome - Librarian Edition
    - "A 'peculiar satisfaction': Library classifications, their subjects, and statecraft"
    - "How to Do Things with Illness"
    - "Family Violence and Mental Health: Mobilizing Knowledge to Effect Change"
    - "Nationalist Pedagogy, Canada's 'Moral Advantage,' and Justice Work in Literary Studies"
    - FIMS Research Coffee Hour: Western Libraries' Enhanced Services for Researchers
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017 - International Week
    - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Senate
  • News & Announcements:

    - Special Libraries Association Donation Drive
    - Latest FIMS Open Access Data Posted
    - FIMS Computing Services hosting training sessions for FCS Lab 3
    - FNB Wins Top Honour in Buildings Category at Urban Design Awards
    - Submissions open for OCULA Lightning Strikes talks at OLA 2018
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Alan DelPino
    - Kate Hoad-Reddick
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Tracy Church
    - Chandell Gosse
    - Karen Nicholson
    - Vicki O'Meara
    - Angela Pollak
    - Amara Pope
    - Neil Scobie
  • In the Media:

    - Nicole Corbo
    - Richard Gale
    - Krisandra Ivings
    - Nicole Schoenberger
    - Karine St-Onge
    - Sam Trosow
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events


MMJC Open House
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 3090
Please join us on November 13th for the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication (MMJC) program open house. We'll discuss the program, pass along tips for how to apply, and give a tour of our brand new production facilities in the FIMS & Nursing Building.  Come and meet some of the faculty and staff over coffee and cookies and learn about this unique 1-year master's program.

Graduate Library Presents...Decolonization and Indigenization of Libraries
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 3020
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.

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...Navigating Imposter Syndrome - Librarian Edition
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 3020
Ever feel like you got here by total fluke and don't deserve to become a real-life librarian? Us too. That's called imposter syndrome—a common phenomenon that's not often talked about. We're going to change that. In this interactive workshop, we'll offer a space for sharing experiences with imposter syndrome and provide practical solutions for combatting it. Our goal is that by opening up a dialogue about imposter syndrome, we can treat it as a normal and common feeling that we need not let negatively impact our success as future librarians.

"A 'peculiar satisfaction': Library classifications, their subjects, and statecraft"
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Melissa Adler as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abstract: Reading library classifications as primary historical documents provides a critical lens through which to view the arrangements of subjects on library shelves. This talk will explore some of the ways in which libraries organize objects of study in relation to one another and in relation to projects of statecraft. It will present some of the terms and hierarchies that structure knowledge in systems such as the Library of Congress Classification and Thomas Jefferson’s book classification to consider processes by which epistemic violence becomes systemic (continue reading).

"How to Do Things with Illness"
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
4:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Presented by Lana Lin, Associate Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School. Professor Lin will discuss her recent book, Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects, which examines the vulnerability of the human body and asks how human beings contend with loss. Employing psychoanalytic theory and literary analysis, Lin examines three exemplary figures: psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, poet Audre Lord, and literary and queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (continue reading).

"Family Violence and Mental Health: Mobilizing Knowledge to Effect Change"
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Central Branch
251 Dundas Street
Presented by Nadine Wathen as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.
Abstract: Family violence is a "wicked problem" - a social problem that is difficult (or impossible) to solve due to one or more of: knowledge gaps or contradictions, multiple stakeholders and positions, large economic burden, and the interconnectedness of violence with other problems, especially mental health and health inequities. Effective knowledge mobilization (KMob) strategies are largely driven by context - what knowledge is needed? where, how and by whom will it be used? to what specific effect? (keep reading).

"Nationalist Pedagogy, Canada's 'Moral Advantage,' and Justice Work in Literary Studies"
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SSC 9420 (Dean's Boardroom)
Presented by Professor Donna Pennee, English and Centre for Transitional Justice. Hosted by the Western Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.

FIMS Research Coffee Hour: Western Libraries' Enhanced Services for Researchers
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Robert Glushko, Associate Chief Librarian, Western Libraries, and Erin Huner, Knowledge Translation Manager, Research Western. The FIMS Research Coffee Hour is an opportunity for faculty and PhD researchers to participate in an informal discussion/ workshop/ question and answer session on topics related to research. This session, facilitated by Robert Glushko and Erin Huner will provide information on Western Libraries’ resources and future plans (in conjunction with Research Western) to assist researchers with many aspects of your research program (above and beyond traditional services).



Important Dates


- Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017 - International Week
- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Senate



News & Annoucements


Special Libraries Association Donation Drive
Do you have books, CD’s, DVD’s around the house? Not sure what to do with them? SLA is taking donations of lightly used and new media materials for the Parkwood Institute Resource Centre! The donations are going to the patient library at the resource centre and will be collected the whole month of November with two drop off locations: The FIMS grad lounge and outside the FIMS Graduate Library. Donate between November 8 - December 1. Visit the SLA on Facebook.

Latest FIMS Open Access Data Posted
The latest statistics for downloads, reach, and open access material at FIMS are available. The attached graphic (pdf) provides numbers from March to October.

FNB Wins Top Honour in Buildings Category at Urban Design Awards
The FIMS & Nursing Building was recognized at a gala last week, taking the top honour at the Urban Design Awards in the buildings category. The Urban Design Awards is an annual competition administered by the City of London. Winners qualify for entry to the National Urban Design Awards program, administered by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

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.

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.



Awards & Accomplishments


Alan DelPino, MA in Media Studies student, successfully defended his thesis titled "The Representation of the Canadian Government’s Warrantless Domestic Collection of Metadata in the Canadian News Media" on October 31, 2017.

Kate Hoad-Reddick, Media Studies PhD candidate, successfully defended her thesis titled "Pitching the Feminist Voice: A Critique of Contemporary Consumer Feminism" on November 3, 2017.



Publications & Presentations


Tracy Church, FIMS LIS instructor, recently gave two presentations:

"Do-It-Yourself Prospect Research: Discover exciting and innovative research methods you can take back to your shop today!" at the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Congress in Toronto on Wednesday, October 22.

"Prospect Research: Using the right tools to find funding for your organization" at the OLA (Ontario Library Association) Super Conference on Thursday, February 1.

Chandell Gosse and Vicki O'Meara, Media Studies PhD students, had their paper, titled "Blockbotting dissent: Publics, counter publics, and algorithmic public sphere(s)", accepted for publication in in SFU's graduate student journal Stream: Inspiring Critical Thought

Karen Nicholson, LIS PhD candidate, presented the keynote address, "The 'Value Agenda': Negotiating a Path Between Compliance and Critical Engagement," at the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop, Oct. 26, 2017 in Victoria.

Angela Pollak, Assistant Professor, had a chapter, titled "Idea tourism: Modelling a social and human capital tourism product", published in the book From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience, edited by Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson (Island Studies Press, 2017). A book launch will take place at the University of PEI on November 17.

The video of Media Studies doctoral student Amara Pope delivering her TEDx talk is now available online. The presentation took place on September 28 and was titled "Hybridity: an exploration of identity".

Niel Scobie, Media Studies PhD candidate, was an invited speaker on a panel entitled "Doing the Knowledge: Regional Histories and Contexts in Canada," at One Hundred and Fifty Futures of Hip Hop in Canada, Ryerson University/The Drake Hotel, Nov. 2-4, 2017.



In the Media


Krisandra Ivings, Karine St-Onge, Nicole Corbo and Richard Gale, all MLIS students, contributed features to the November 7 issue of Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarianship. The topic for the issue was student work experiences.

Nicole Schoenberger
, MLIS student, was featured on the Librarianship.ca blog in an entry titled "How I Work: Nicole Schoenberger" on November 9.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow appeared in the Western News article "Eyeing the downside of digital connectivity" on November 2. The article further explores issues related to smart technology, the 'Internet of Things', and whether Canadian privacy laws are stringent enough to protect the privacy of the consumer.





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.

Thursday, 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.

Tuesday, November 21: Navigating Imposter Syndrome - Librarian Edition - FNB 3020 12-1:00pm
Presented by MLIS students Emily Carlisle and Jordan Bulbrook:
Ever feel like you got here by total fluke and don't deserve to become a real-life librarian? Us too. That's called imposter syndrome—a common phenomenon that's not often talked about. We're going to change that.
In this interactive workshop, we'll offer a space for sharing experiences with imposter syndrome and provide practical solutions for combatting it. Our goal is that by opening up a dialogue about imposter syndrome, we can treat it as a normal and common feeling that we need not let negatively impact our success as future librarians.

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

Emerging Library & Information Perspectives
The FIMS Graduate Library’s new student-run academic journal Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP) is now accepting submissions from current MLIS students! Article/essay submissions are due Dec. 31st, and all other submissions are due Jan. 31st. For more information please visit the journal website, and email elip@uwo.ca if you have any questions. We'll be visiting your classes soon with more information. For ongoing updates follow ELIP on Twitter (@ELIP_Journal) and Facebook (@ELIPmlis)!



News from Western Libraries


Note: DATE CHANGE for How Does a Modern Researcher Use a Web Archive? ; Informal Talk and Conversation with Dr. Ian Milligan

New Date is Wednesday, November 22, 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!

From the New Books Shelf...

Mass Media and American Politics (10th edtion) / Doris A. Graber and Johanna Dunaway
Weldon Library 4th Floor HN90.M3G7 2018

What is Sustainable Journalism? Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Econmic Challenges of Journalism / editors Peter Berglez, Ulrika Olausson, Mart Ots
Weldon Library 4th Floor PN4731.W485 2017

Six Issues Facing Libraries Today: Critical Perspectives / John M. Budd
Weldon Library 5th Floor Z665.B9224 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 27. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, November 24.