No. 416 - April 9, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - "Your iPhone is Made of Legal Fine Print"
    - "What is the future of gender in Canadian society?"
    - Student Self-Assessment as a Career Development Strategy or, You're More Qualified than You Think
    - Professionalization Workshop: Careers Beyond Tenure Track
    - FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Conference
    - Emerging Library & Information Perspectives: Launch Party!
  • Important Dates:

    - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Last day of undergrad classes
    - Friday, April 13, 2018 - Last day of FIMS graduate classes
    - Friday, April 13, 2018 - Senate
    - Saturday, April 14 - Monday, April 30, 2018 - Undergraduate exam period
    - Friday, May 4, 2018 - Orientation for new MLIS students
    - Monday, May 7, 2018 - First day of FIMS graduate classes
  • News & Announcements:

    - PLG Prison Library Project: Book Drive
    - Latest FIMS Open Access Data Posted
    - Latest FIMS Alumni Newsletter available online
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Lucia Cedeira Serantes
    - Nicole Dalmer
    - Michael Friesen
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Amy Freier
    - Doug Mann
    - James Steinhoff
  • In the Media:

    - Nadine Wathen
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Jeff Donison
    - Andrew Lewis
    - Lucas Zielke
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

"Your iPhone is Made of Legal Fine Print"
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
A public lecture presented by visiting scholar Thomas Streeter. Streeter is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont and author of The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet.

"What is the future of gender in Canadian society?"
Monday, April 9, 2018
7:00 p.m.
London Public Library, Central Branch
What is on the horizon for feminism? How has a heightened awareness of LGBT2Q+ experiences shifted our understanding about the nature of gender? Does the men’s rights movement reflect coherent concerns about masculine identity? What have been the ongoing consequences of movements like #metoo and #timesup? Panelists include: Greta Bauer (Western University), Michael Kehler (University of Calgary), Nicole Nussbaum (London-based lawyer). Full details available at: https://curiouspublic.com/events/gender

Student Self-Assessment as a Career Development Strategy or, You're More Qualified than You Think
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Learn more about work on the MLIS "capstone" project, and try out some of the assessment tools in an informal presentation and workshop with Sarah Glassford, Krisandra Ivings, Pam McKenzie and Paulette Rothbauer.

Professionalization Workshop: Careers Beyond Tenure Track
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Professionalization workshop for thesis-based FIMS graduate students.
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kate Hoad-Reddick, Alumni Advancement Manager, University of Guelph and Dr. Chris Vandervees, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow & Psychotherapist.

FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday, April 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FNB 1240/1250
The FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Conference is a joint effort between the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, Music, and Law at Western University. Proudly launched in 2017, FIMULAW provides graduate students and faculty members across our three faculties the opportunity to work together to address shared concerns which merit novel, interdisciplinary responses. Visit the official website.

Emerging Library & Information Perspectives: Launch Party!
Friday, April 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grad Library
The students in the Master of Library & Information Science program are publishing the first issue of Emerging Library & Information Perspectives! Drop in any time between 1:00pm and 2:30pm to celebrate the beginning of this new open access, peer-reviewed and student-run journal. In the Field, For the Field and Review sections will be going live! Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please contact elip@uwo.ca for more information.



Important Dates


- Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Last day of undergrad classes
- Friday, April 13, 2018 - Last day of FIMS graduate classes
- Friday, April 13, 2018 - Senate
- Saturday, April 14 - Monday, April 30, 2018 - Undergraduate exam period
- Friday, May 4, 2018 - Orientation for new MLIS students
- Monday, May 7, 2018 - First day of FIMS graduate classes



News & Announcements

PLG Prison Library Project: Book Drive
Between March 26 - April 20, 2018, the PLG student group will be collecting materials for the libraries of the Elgin-Middlesex Correctional Centres. The attached PDF provides a wishlist of subjects, authors, series, formats and other items they are hoping to collect. Donations can be left in labelled bins in the FIMS Graduate Library and the Grad Lounge. Questions can be directed to plglondonchapter@gmail.com.

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 March 2018.

Latest FIMS Alumni Newsletter available online
The Spring 2018 FIMS Alumni Newsletter was emailed to alumni on Monday, April 2. It includes a number of alumni profiles, event recaps, news from alumni and news from the Faculty. It is available to view online.



Awards & Accomplishments


Lucia Cedeira Serantes, LIS PhD'14, and Nicole Dalmer, LIS PhD candidate, were awarded an American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney Grant for a project titled "SEEniors: Visual Representations of Older Age in Illustrated Materials". The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries.

Michael Friesen
, Adjunct Professor, received word that his online course, "Social Media and Organizations" has been selected as a winner of the 2018 ATLAS (Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards) competition. The award recognizes courses that demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using Sakai, OAE, Karuta, Xerte and/or Opencast.


Publications & Presentations


Amy Freier, PhD Media Studies student published the article "Museums and the Material Assets of Dignity and Memory: Confronting Loss without Compensation in Expolio and Francofonia" in a special issue of Popular Communication Volume 16(2) on the topic of memory and human rights.

Doug Mann, Assistant Professor, granted permission to the website Against Professional Philosophy to post a second and a third previously unpublished essay as part of a multi-part series featuring his work. The second installment is titled "Gadflies, Pogos, and Academe," and was published March 26, while the third installment is titled "A Manifesto of the 21st-Century Academic Proletariat in North America," and was published April 2.

James Steinhoff, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented at two conferences last month:

"Techno-Geist: The End of Media and Technological Horror" at Technologies of Frankenstein 1818-2018 at Stevens Institute of Technology. Hoboken, NJ. 9 March 2018.

"Reservoirs of Cognition: Capital's theory of AI as Utility" at Society for Phenomenology and Media 20th Annual Conference at The University of Akureyri, Iceland. 14-16 March 2018.



In the Media


Professor Nadine Wathen was among a group of researchers profiled by the university in a recent multimedia, long-form project titled, Breaking the Uncomfortable Silence. Published on April 5, the articles examine the issue of domestic violence in-depth. It is the third in a series of works being produced under the Be Extraordinary campaign. Professor Wathen and her work are profiled in the chapter titled "Solutions through education and training."



Additional Activities of Note


Jeff Donison and Lucas Zielke, MA PMC students, recently completed their creative projects. Both students produced full albums, which are now available on Spotify. Zielke's album is titled Yelp Dust, and Donison's album is titled Caves & Emanations.

Andrew Lewis
, Canadian graphic artist and FIMS instructor, has been selected to be a member of the China International Design Educator Association. C-IDEA is the only global design educator association to serve Chinese design education and research. To date, Lewis is the only Canadian graphic designer included in this international design association based in Beijing, China. Lewis is an invited international designer to teach and present his work this coming fall at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.

Lewis will also be exhibiting his work as part of the 25th Annual London Artists' Studio Tour, taking place April 20-22, at 132 Bruce Street in Wortley Village. Visit the studio tour website for more information.



News from the FIMS Grad Library


You're invited to the ELIP Launch Party!
The students in the Master of Library & Information Science program are publishing the first issue of Emerging Library & Information Perspectives! Join us Friday April 13th between 1:00 and 2:30pm at the FIMS Graduate Library to celebrate the beginning of this new open access, peer-reviewed and student-run journal. In the Field, For the Field and Review sections will be going live! Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please contact elip@uwo.ca for more information.  

Inter-session and Summer Hours
OPEN Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm from April 16 to May 5 REGULAR HOURS resume on Monday, May 7 Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 7:00pm; Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Note that the library is closed on weekends during the summer term

Graduate Course Reserves
If you are teaching in Summer 2018, please forward any course reserve requests to fimsreserves@uwo.ca, or stop by the service desk with your course outline and we'll help you out.

Photocopy Bank
Please recycle your unwanted articles in our photocopy bank. Drop them by the service desk and we'll file them for reuse!

If you have any questions about resources or services supported by the library, don't hesitate to email fimslib@uwo.ca or stop by the service desk in FNB3020.



News from Western Libraries


Spring 2018 edition of Western Libraries Newsletter is now available:

The Western Libraries Insider explores new projects and services in the library, highlight our collections, and introduces you to our staff. Check it out at https://www.lib.uwo.ca/aboutwl/insider.html.

Guest Lecture this Thursday: Serendipity in the Research Process

Western Libraries is pleased to invite you to a research presentation by Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase: "Serendipity in the research process: Revisiting the role of digital and physical information spaces," on Thursday, April 12th, 10:30am-12noon, in room Weldon 258.  In her talk, Dr. Quan-Haase (Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Department of Sociology) will discuss how serendipity comes into play during the research process, and the similarities and differences between physical information environments like the library stacks and digital information environments such as Twitter.  She will explore how the heavy reliance on digital sources affects serendipity and what opportunities exist for designing digital tools that support innovation, creativity, and resource discovery.

From the New Books Shelf...

Media Scholarship in a Transitional Age: Research in Honor of Pamela J. Shoemaker / Carl M. Liebler and Tim P. Vos, editors
Weldon Library 4th Floor P87.3.S48M33 2018

Living in Digital Worlds: Designing the Digital Public Space / Naomi Jacobs, Rachel Cooper
Weldon Library 5th Floor QA76.9.H85J326 2018

Financial Management in Academic Libraries: Data-Driven Planning and Budgeting / Robert E. Dugan and Perter Hernon
Weldon Library 5th Floor Z675.U5D79 2018

Congratulations and good luck to all FIMS graduates!
Enjoy the Break, Everyone.



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.

This is the final issue of the Grad Bulletin for the Winter 2018 term. The Bulletin will return to publication on Monday, May 14. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, May 11.