No. 408 - November 27, 2017

Coming Events

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 (

"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.

"Crossing Language Barriers" Poster Session
Tuesday, December 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
FIMS Graduate Library (FNB 3020)
Join Professor Rubin and her Multilingual Information Access class as they present their work at this end-of-term student poster session. For a listing of poster titles, please see the full lineup (pdf).

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

- Friday, December 8, 2017 - Last day of undergraduate classes
- Sunday, December 10 - Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Undergraduate exam period
- Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Last day of FIMS graduate classes

News & Announcements

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.

Publications & Presentations

Amy Freier, Media Studies PhD Candidate, had her article, "Henry James at the Louvre: The Museum as Dream," published in The Museum of Dreams.

Kate Johnson
, Associate Professor, and Samuel Cassady of Western Libraries, presented the results of their research on the Wiley Big Deal cancellation project at the Charleston Conference on November 9, 2017, entitled "The ‘Other Stuff’: Examining Librarians’ Decision Making Processes in Unbundling the Big Deal".

Mark Rayner, FIMS instructor, published his newest novel, The Fatness: A Novel of Epic Portions, earlier this month and it is now available in Canada. The book is Rayner's fourth full-length novel.  

News from the FIMS Graduate Library

Your Graduate Library Presents...
Our series of workshops and presentations is closed for the term. Please contact us with your ideas for learning outside the classroom and we'll find the experts to present.

Course Reserves in the FIMS Graduate Library
All instructors for the Winter 2018 term will soon receive an email about graduate course reserves. Due to the short turn around time between terms, we are asking for your reserves to be submitted by December 20th if possible. As always, if you have any questions about course reserves you can email, or come by the library and talk to us.

Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP)

Curious about ELIP? Come and ask us anything!

Madison Edgar, ELIP Managing Editor, will host the following drop-in Q&A sessions in FNB 3020B:

Tues Dec 5 2-3pm; Wed Dec 6 12:30-1:30pm; Tues Dec 12 3-4pm; Wed Dec 13 11-12pm

For ongoing updates follow ELIP on Twitter (@ELIP_Journal) and Facebook (@ELIPmlis)!

News from Western Libraries

Western Libraries Subscribes to Streaming Video and Audio Services:

View documentaries, theatrical productions, operas and more through the streaming services provided by Western Libraries. Connect to our Streaming Media guide at for details, links and information about embedding clips in your course materials.

Featured Resource: CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

Looking for a specific image, or just something to add interest to a presentation. Try CAMIO. OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions and images may be used for educational and research purposes as long as they are properly credited.

From the New Books Shelf....

Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk and Opportunity in the Digital World / Jacqueline Ryan Vickery
Weldon Library 4th Floor HM851.V527 2017

Television Field Production and Reporting (7th edition) / Fred Shook, John Larson, and John Detarsio
Weldon Library 4th Floor PN4784.T4S53 2018

Assessing Library Space for Learning / edited by Susan E. Montgomery
Weldon Library 5th Floor Z679.55.A87 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

The final issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin for the Fall 2017 term will be published on Monday, December 11. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, December 8.