No. 414 - March 12, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - Your Grad Library Presents...Genealogical Research
    - "Double Trouble: The Problem with 'Fake News'"
    - Your Grad Library Presents...Navigating Imposter Syndrome
    - "Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on Indigenous Issues in Canada"
    - "Reading Among Older Adults: Resistance, Resilience and Pleasure"
    - "How to Do Things With Dreams"
    - Professionalization Workshop: The Academic Job Search
  • Important Dates:

    - Friday, March 16, 2018 - Senate
  • News & Announcements:

    - Call for Panels for Social Media & Society International Conference
    - Latest FIMS Open Access Data Posted - February
    - Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition - Nominations Open
    - Western Green Awards - Nominations Open
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Jennifer Hambleton
    - Heather Hiscox
    - Madeline McNair
    - Keith Tomasek
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Anjeli Leamen
    - Karen Nicholson
    - Vicki O'Meara
    - Anabel Quan-Haase
    - Michael Ridley
    - Percy Sherwood
    - Sam Trosow
  • In the Media:

    - Yimin Chen
    - Mark Rayner
    - Joe Zelwietro
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Yimin Chen
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

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)?

Your Grad Library Presents...Navigating Imposter Syndrome
Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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. 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!

"Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on Indigenous Issues in Canada"
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 1240
The 2018 Clissold Lecture, presented by Tanya Talaga, Toronto Star journalist. Speaker bio: Tanya Talaga has been a journalist at the Toronto Star for twenty years, covering everything from general city news to education, national health care, foreign news, and Indigenous affairs. She has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism. In 2013, she was part of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for a year-long project on the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. In 2015, she was part of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for Gone, a series of stories on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (continue reading).

"Reading Among Older Adults: Resistance, Resilience and Pleasure"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Rd.
Presented as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series. Drawing from her interview data and from other published research findings, Paulette Rothbauer will present highlights from her current research into the everyday reading practices of older adults (75 years+). Her in-depth interviews with several older adults who like to read and choose to read show that reading can play a strong role in helping these readers resist stereotypical ideas about ageing and build resilience to the challenges we all face as we grow older. Finally, the pleasures of reading offer several other benefits for older readers that deserve our attention as we plan and develop strategies for care in our families and communities.

"How to Do Things With Dreams"
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Sharon Sliwinski as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abstract: Since the 1920s, scientists and colonial administrators have attempted to record and catalogue the dreams of their subjects. More often than not, these projects were caught up in the ambitions of empire. Colonizers wanted access to the inner lives of the people they ruled. And yet dreams, which are rooted in the unconscious, have a way of resisting such projects, exposing the unreason of empire. My discussion will highlight some of the ways people have attempted to make use of dream-life as a resource for political problems, including my own project, The Museum of Dreams.

Professionalization Workshop: The Academic Job Search
Thursday, March 29, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Professionalization workshop for FIMS thesis-based graduate students.



Important Dates


- Friday, March 16, 2018 - Senate



News & Announcements


Call for Panels for Social Media & Society International Conference
Please consider submitting a panel to: CfPanels_SMS18: Social Media & Society 2018, Copenhagen, Panel Chairs: Anabel Quan-Haase & Luke Sloan. More information at: http://socialmediaandsociety.org.

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 February 2018.

Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition - Nominations Open
The Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition recognizes Western faculty members who promote the mental health of their students in their daily work at Western. Nominate your professor for promoting the mental health of students in their daily work (visit site).

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


Jennifer Hambleton, Media Studies PhD candidate, successfully defended her thesis, titled "Industrial Stagecraft: Tooling and Cultural Production" on March 8, 2018.

Madeline McNair
, MA'13 (Journalism), alum, was part of a team from CTV who were recognized with a Canadian Screen Award, receiving the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research for the W5 episode "Making a Terrorist".

Heather Hiscox, MA'87 (Journalism), was recognized with a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National, for her work on the CBC News Network with Heather Hiscox.

Keith Tomasek, FIMS instructor, won a Canadian Podcast Award for his podcast The Inadequate Life. Announced early in March, the podcast was then featured in the London Free Press article "London podcast wins praise of peers" from March 5.



Publications & Presentations


Anjeli Leamen
, MLIS student, will present a poster titled "The Spy Next Door: Snooping, Data Security & Society's Diminishing Ideology of Privacy" at the Western Research Forum on Friday, March 16. 

Karen Nicholson
, LIS PhD student, co-edited the recently published book The Politics of Theory and Practice of Critical Librarianship, released on March 1.

Vicki O'Meara
, Media Studies PhD student, presented a paper titled "Weapons of the Chic: Instagram Influencer Comment Pods as Co-operative Algorithm Hacking" at Log Out! Resistance Within and Against Platform Labour, an international symposium at the University of Toronto held on March 6.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase delivered the keynote address "RTs, @s, & Likes: Examining Engagement and Participation in Social Media through the Lens of Affordances", at the iSchool Student Conference, Information in the Air: Society and Evolving Media. University of Toronto, held on March 1, 2018.

Michael Ridley, LIS PhD student, served as Leader-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), March 9-10th. As part of this he offered two workshops on artificial intelligence and libraries (one for EPL's digital and IT staff, and one for members of the EPL Board). Ridley also gave a public lecture entitled "A Machine to Think With: Artificial Intelligence and Libraries.

Percy Sherwood, MMJC student, recently published the following article:

Arthur Percy Sherwood, "Tracing the American State of Exception from the George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump Presidencies", (2018) 8:1 online: UWO J Leg Stud 1 <https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/uwojls/vol8/iss1/1>.

Sam Trosow, Associate Professor, published a piece for Western News on March 1, titled "Play your role in protecting our fair-dealing rights."



In the Media


Yimin Chen, LIS PhD student, recently chatted with numerous news outlets about his research into internet trolling. Articles include:

"Western PhD student takes on trolls in thesis"- February 9 (Western Gazette)
"Study says Internet troll toll not always negative" - March 1 (Western News)
"Western University researcher delves into reality of oneline 'trolls'" - March 5 (London Free Press)

Mark Rayner, FIMS instructor, was interviewed by Western News on February 14 for the Q&A titled "Weighing in on Vonnegut, zombie Shakespeare and 'The Fatness'."

Joe Zelwietro, MLIS alum, is featured in an article from The Northern View, titled "Heart of Our City - Joe Zelwietro sees the library for more than its books" published on March 4.



Additional Activities of Note


A recording of Yimin Chen's (LIS doctoral student) recent presentation "'I'm not Evil. I'm Chaotic Neutral!' On the Classification of Internet Trolls" is now available on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/BBllJ_H_bFY. The lecture was part of the 2017/18 Mediations Lecture Series



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Hours of Operation - Easter Weekend
Closed Friday, March 30th
Open Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Regular hours until Friday, April 13

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!

  • 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.
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


Apply Now for Research/Study Space in The D. B. Weldon Library for the Term of May 1 to September 30, 2018:

A limited number of individual, lockable research/study spaces are available for eligible faculty members and graduate students who are engaged in research and writing and who require continuous access to a substantial number of materials in The D. B. Weldon Library. See https://tinyurl.com/y7usqky7 for details.The application deadline is April 18, 2018.

Workshop Series: Building and Promoting Your Scholarly Identity:

Register now for this series of three 2-hour hands on workshops including setting up and ORCID iD, creating your own scholarly web site, and preparing a reserach data management plan. See https://www.lib.uwo.ca/news/2018/building_and_promoting_your_scholarly_identity_workshop_series.html for details.

From the New Books Shelf...

Language as Hermeneutic: A Primer on the Word and Digitization / Walter J. Ong edited and with Commentaries by Thomas D. Zlatic and Sara van den Berg
Weldon Library 4th Floor P96.T42O54 2017

Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere / Hillary Chute
Weldon Library 4th Floor PN6710.C48 2017

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism / Safiya Umoja Noble
Weldon Library 5th Floor ZA4230.N63 2018



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 26. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, March 23.