No. 413 - February 26, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - Your Grad Library Presents...Lightning Sessions: 3D Printing
    - Your Grad Library Presents...LinkedIn Profile Creation
    - Research Ethics Workshop: Conducting research with or about human subjects
    - MLIS Student Council Town Hall
    - "The Internet of Things: Implications for Consumer Privacy Under Canadian Law"
    - 3MT 2018 FIMS/Arts/Education/Ivey/Law/Music Heat
    - Your Grad Library Presents...Lightning Talks: Cricut
    - Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile
    - Your Grad Library Presents...Research Metrics Workshop
    - "Strategies that Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital Media"
    - Your Grad Library Presents...Genealogical Research
    - "Double Trouble: The Problem with 'Fake News'"
  • Important Dates:

    - Saturday, March 10, 2018 - March Break Open House
  • News & Announcements:

    - In Memoriam: Hanna Marti
    - Latest FIMS Open Access Data Posted
    - Green Awards: Norminations now open
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Estee Fresco
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Amara Pope
    - Victoria Rubin
    - Nafiz Shuva
  • In the Media:

    - Toluwase Asubiaro
    - Chris Brogly
    - Yimin Chen
    - Sarah Cornwell
    - Michael Myers
    - Victoria Rubin
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Your Grad Library Presents...Lightning Sessions: 3D Printing
Monday, February 26, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
FIMS Grad Library
Come to the FIMS Graduate Library at 11:30am, 12, or 12:30pm for a ten-minute talk and Q&A  with our Student Assistant Karim focusing on 3D printing. Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes. Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

Your Grad Library Presents...LinkedIn Profile Creation
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FIMS Grad Library
Drop-into the library to create a LinkedIn profile! Stacey will be on hand to help you go through the process and answer any questions you may have. Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes. Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

Research Ethics Workshop: Conducting research with or about human subjects
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4110
Considering a Guided Research or a Major Research Project for next term? Any chance it will involve collecting data for or about people? Attendance at this research ethics workshop will be a PREREQUISITE for submitting any Guided Research or Major Research proposal for the Summer 2018 term. You can also attend if you're considering a research project in a subsequent term, though the same workshop will be offered in the Summer and Fall 2018 terms.

MLIS Student Council Town Hall
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Come share your thoughts and eat some snacks!

"The Internet of Things: Implications for Consumer Privacy Under Canadian Law"
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Road
Presented by Sam Trosow as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Abstract: In providing consumers with devices that communicate directly with each other, the Internet of Things (IoT) promises the benefits of efficient data collection resulting in lower energy costs, improved health monitoring, enhanced safety and other benefits. Yet the collection and reuse of data linked to the personal activities of individuals has implications for security and privacy. As connected devices expand to include more aspects of daily life, the tension between the IoT’s benefits with security/privacy related risks continues to widen (continue reading).

3MT 2018 FIMS/Arts/Education/Ivey/Law/Music Heat
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IGAB 1N07
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a communication competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their research and creative activity to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacity to effectively explain their research and creative activity in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Several FIMS students are participating, so come on out and cheer them on.

Your Grad Library Presents...Lightning Talks: Cricut
Monday, March 5, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
FIMS Grad Library
Stop by the FIMS Graduate Library at 11:30am, 12, or 12:30pm for a ten-minute talk and Q&A with our Student Assistant Karim on using the Cricut from our Makerspace, Bibliotech. Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes. Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile
Monday, March 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Not sure if you’re maximizing your LinkedIn profile? The Student Success Centre will be providing a brief presentation on LinkedIn profiles, followed by the opportunity to have your profile reviewed. Register at the FIMS Graduate Library Service desk, or this link.

Your Grad Library Presents...Research Metrics Workshop
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D/E
Research metrics are increasingly gaining attention as tools to evaluate and assess research productivity and quality of research. This workshop will examine metrics related to articles, authors, and journals, using examples from librarianship. We will also discuss the challenges and implications of these metrics. Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes. Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

"Strategies that Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital Media"
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Victoria Rubin, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Toluwase Asubiaro and Chris Brogly as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abstract: In this team-talk FIMS LiT.RL lab researchers will discuss manipulative components of digital news, from seemingly harmless to potentially misleading and intentionally deceptive. Five sets of questions drive their collaborative research and development (continue reading).

Your Grad Library Presents...Genealogical Research
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D/E
From archives to public libraries, librarians often get asked to help with this type of research. Stacey, from the FIMS Graduate Library, will be sharing the basics on genealogical research and resources you can access for free. Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes. Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

"Double Trouble: The Problem with 'Fake News'"
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.
London Public Library, Central Branch
Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street
Presented by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Library and Archives Canada. Featuring Jennifer Anderson (LAC/BAC), Kathy English (FIMS Asper Fellow), and Alison Hearn (FIMS Faculty). Moderated by Guy Berthiaume, Librarian & Archivist of Canada. What is the problem with ‘fake news’? This panel brings together a journalist, an academic, and an archivist in a lively discussion on the question, moderated by Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. Panelists will consider key issues such as: What is ‘fake news’, and should we even be using the term (continue reading)?



Important Dates


- Saturday, March 10, 2018 - March Break Open House



News & Announcements


In Memoriam: Hanna Marti
The FIMS community is saddened to learn of the passing of former SLIS/GSLIS librarian Hanna Marti on January 21, 2018, at the age of 77. Hanna worked at Western's School of Library & Information Science as a specialist in rare books from the late 1970's to the late 1990's and worked to establish a collection of incunabula and works published before the year 1800. She also taught several courses and served as a resource for others. Hanna's full obituary is available online.

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 for January 2018.

Western Green Awards - Nominations Open
The Green Awards recognize an individual or team who initiate or support an activity with positive environmental outcomes; encourage participation and involvement; work together with others, groups and organizations to meet their goal; or demonstrate an environmentally friendly effort/campaign. Nominations may be made at http://sustainability.uwo.ca/green_awards and will close on March 9th, 2018. Nominations are open to all students, faculty and staff at Western and the affiliate colleges.



Awards & Accomplishments


Estee Fresco, a Media Studies doctoral alumna who graduated in 2015, recently accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Communication Studies Department at York University, starting in July 2018. Estee was supervised by Professor Daniel Robinson during her doctoral studies.



Publications & Presentations

Amara Pope, Media Studies PhD student, authored a piece for the University of Waterloo Alumni blog titled "Carving Out a Path at UWaterloo," discussing her time as an undergraduate student there.

Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, gave the keynote address at the recent Information Without Borders Conference, held in February. Professor Rubin presented the idea of "The Disinformation Triangle," which articulates causal factors & dictates a holistic tri-part solution addressing individual elements of the mis-/disinformation epidemic in digital environments.

Nafiz Shuva, LIS PhD student, recently presented the poster "Immigrants and Public Library Usage in Canada: A Case Study of Bangladeshi Immigrant" at the OLA Super Conference 2018 (held in Toronto from January 31st to February 3rd, 2018).



In the Media


Michael Myers, MLIS student, appeared in an article titled "Library staff recommend books on your tattoos," published on therecord.com on February 20. Michael is currently on co-op at the University of Waterloo library, and he brainstormed the outreach initiative described in the article.

Victoria Rubin
and her research team were featured in the February 20th episode of the SparkDialog podcast, titled "What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind! Using Natural Language Processing to Find Fake News, Satire, and Clickbait - with Dr. Victoria Rubin and her Group." Professor Rubin's research team includes LIS doctoral students Toluwase Asubiaro, Chris Brogly, Yimin Chen, and Sarah Cornwell.

A previously published quote from Professor Rubin was also included in the National Post article "Believe nothing: The hoax of the Shed at Dulwich," on February 22.



News from the FIMS Grad Library


Your FIMS Graduate Library presents...
Take advantage of your chance to learn beyond your classes.
Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca. Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

Lightning Session: 3D Printing – February 26:  Come to the FIMS Graduate Library at 11:30am, 12, or 12:30pm for a ten-minute talk and Q&A  with our Student Assistant Karim focusing on 3D printing.

LinkedIn Profile Creation – February 27: Drop-into the library to create a LinkedIn profile! Stacey will be on hand to help you go through the process and answer any questions you may have. 12-1pm.

Lightning Session: Cricut – March 5: Stop by the FIMS Graduate Library at 11:30am, 12, or 12:30pm for a ten-minute talk and Q&A with our Student Assistant Karim on using the Cricut from our Makerspace, Bibliotech.

Level Up Your LinkedIn – March 5: The Student Success Centre will be providing a brief presentation on LinkedIn profiles, followed by the opportunity to have your profile reviewed. 12 – 1pm, FNB 4110. Register in the library at the Service Desk or at this link.

Research Metrics – March 6, 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E: Research metrics are increasingly gaining attention as tools to evaluate and assess research productivity and quality of research. This workshop will examine metrics related to articles, authors, and journals, using examples from librarianship.  John Costella, Fran Gray, Kristin Hoffmann will also discuss the challenges and implications of these metrics.

Genealogical Research – March 12, 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E: From archives to public libraries, librarians often get asked to help with this type of research. Stacey, from the FIMS Graduate Library, will be sharing the basics on genealogical research and resources you can access for free.

Navigating Imposter Syndrome – March 19, 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E: Feeling like you don’t belong, or that you’re a fraud in your program? Join Emily and Jordan to talk about this common misperception we have of ourselves as we develop professionally.

Come see our collection, 'Indigenous Authors of Canada', on display in the library!
Our new collection is composed of a range of materials including picture books, adult fiction titles, and academic works, and they all circulate! Bring any of these books to the service desk to check them out.

One Book One London
If you want to participate in this year's #1Book1Ldn, stop by the library. We have 3 copies of David Chariandy's novel Brother, for our FIMS graduate community to borrow. Also, mark your calendars, as the author will have a book reading and signing on April 16th at Wolf Performance Hall.



News from Western Libraries


ccAdvisor: A New Source for Critical Reviews of Digital Resources:

A collaboration between Choice and the Charleston Company, ccAdvisor is described as an authoritative and ground-breaking tool that evaluates databases and digital resources.As well as commercial databases and tools, it also reviews open-access resources and public websites. ccAdvisor has been added to the Research Guide for Library and Information Science under the Review Sources tab at https://guides.lib.uwo.ca/libraryandinformationscience/reviews.

Second Annual Western Journal Day: Friday, March 9, 2018

All are welcome to register for this informative day about open access journal publishing and opportunities through Western Libraries. See https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/journalday/ for details.

Watch for Details about Western Libraries Modern Scholars' series:

Western Libraries will be offering a series of three workshops relating to creating your online scholarly identity beginning on March 14th. Contact Fran Gray (fgray@uwo.ca) for more information or check the library web site later this week.



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, March 12. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, March 9.