No. 422 - October 1, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - Freedom of Expression Policy: Campus Community Consultation Sessions
    - Gradcast, Ask Me About My Thesis!
    - Your Grad Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
    - "From Slump Media to Trump Media"
    - Save the Date: "Reading Still Matters": Panel Discussion
    - Save the Date: "A Citizen's Guide to Real News: Why Trusted Local News Matters"
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, October 8, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes, offices closed)
    - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - FIMS Faculty Council
  • News & Announcements:

    - ELIP now accepting submissions for second issue
    - Librarians Without Borders - ice cream sandwich fundraiser
    - Western Reads underway - nominate and vote!
    - McIntosh Gallery Exhibition - 620 to 550
    - National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    - Museum London Idea Incubator – Digital Solutions for Arts Education and Engagement
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Cate Carlyle
    - Victoria Rubin
  • In the Media:

    - Victoria Rubin
    - Warren Steele
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News From Your MLIS SOGS Rep

  • News from Western Libraries

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Freedom of Expression Policy: Campus Community Consultation Sessions
Various Days & Times
IGAB Atrium
October 2 - 1-3PM (RSVP by 1PM on October 1)
October 3 - 2:30-4:30PM (RSVP by 1PM on October 2)
October 5 - 9:30-11:30AM (RSVP by 1PM on October October 4)
October 5 - 1:30-3:30PM (RSVP by 1PM on October 4)
Space in each session is limited - RSVP by emailing freedom-of-expression@uwo.ca
At these sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss what you feel would be key considerations and components that the Committee should deliberate and reflect upon when drafting this policy. You can also advise the Committee of any challenges or concerns you may have (if applicable) regarding this policy and the effect on Western. Written comments may also be sent to freedom-of-expression@uwo.ca.

Gradcast, Ask Me About My Thesis!
Friday, October 5, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Grad Club
A recruitment event, hosted by GradCast. GradCast is the official podcast and radio show of the Society of Graduate Students at Western University. Airing 6pm every Tuesday on CHRW 94.9FM.

Your Grad Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3010A/B
Feeling overwhelmed by citation management? Join Madison Edgar on Tuesday October 9th from 12-1pm in the FIMS Computing Lab (FNB 3010 A/B)! We will go over the basics of how to use Zotero to easily create reference lists and organize your research. We recommend that you visit https://www.zotero.org/user/register to sign up for a free account prior to the session. Email fimslib@uwo.ca or sign up in the library. For more library events, please visit http://lib.fims.uwo.ca/events/.

"From Slump Media to Trump Media"

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by James Compton, as part of the FIMS Seminar Series, 2018-19. This talk maps a theoretically-informed narrative history from slump media to Trump media. The global financial crisis of 2008 passed from a meltdown of finance capital to a generalized economic recession to an age of austerity. This was the immediate political/economic context in which the right-wing, nativist discourse of Donald Trump gained traction in the public sphere (continue reading).

Save the Date: "Reading Still Matters": Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Rd
Presented by Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie and Paulette Rothbauer as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.
These days we hear worried talk about the “death of reading” and arguments that we are all making ourselves stupid as we shift from reading physical books to reading screens and websites. But are these claims true? Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie and Paulette Rothbauer, researchers from Western’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies, report what they have found out about readers—children, teenagers, young adults, and adults—who read for pleasure (continue reading).

Save the Date: "A Citizen's Guide to Real News: Why Trusted Local News Matters"
Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB 3050 (Broadcast Studio)
Enough about fake news. What about the real news? What do citizens of our communities need to know about news that matters? In the midst of the dual crises now challenging journalism and the news industry- dwindling trust and decimated local newsrooms struggling to cover their communities - a special Western University Homecoming speaker's session and panel examines why trusted news matters to the citizens of our democracy. Speakers include Kathy English (Toronto Star), April Lindgren (Local News Research Project, Ryerson University) and Joshua Benton (Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University). Panelists include Mary Baxter (TVO), Bernard Graham (CBC) and Heather Wright (Petrolia Lambton Independent. Register by October 15.



Important Dates

- Monday, October 8, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes, offices closed)
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - FIMS Faculty Council



News & Announcements


ELIP now accepting submissions for second issue
Emerging Library and Information Perspectives (ELIP) is now accepting submissions for the second issue. You can find out more information and submit your work at https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/elip/index. The deadline is December 1st. Feel free to send any questions to: elip@uwo.ca.

Librarians Without Borders - ice cream sandwich fundraiser
The Librarians Without Borders student group will be selling ice cream sandwiches out of the Grad Lounge (FNB 3040) from Monday - Friday over the next week or so. Sandwiches cost $1.00 each and proceeds will go to Kettle & Stony Point First Nation.

Western Reads Underway - nominate and vote!
Nominate a book written by Western graduate, faculty/staff member, or student between September 24th-October 1st. Vote from the shortlisted titles between October 9th -16th. The winning book will be announced on October 22, 2018. Find out more.

McIntosh Gallery Exhibition - 620 to 550
McIntosh Gallery is pleased to present the first Canadian exhibition of new media work by Malcolm Pate. Pate’s practice traverses the ways in which natural systems and cutting-edge technology intersect with and illuminate one another. By applying custom software to quasi-realistic computer generated imagery, Pate references the tradition of landscape painting as well as both human and animal behaviour, creating projected images that invoke the collision of nature and culture. Referring to the colour spectrum of visible light which these works cover, 620 to 550 comprises four installations, two of which Pate created specifically for this exhibition. Runs September 20 - November 3, 2018. Find out more.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia on November 7 from 10am to 8pm. Anyone can join as it is a virtual event. For those interested in learning more about editing Wikipedia, there is an opportunity to learn more about it by participating in NNLM’s course that starts October 3. Find out more.

Museum London Idea Incubator – Digital Solutions for Arts Education and Engagement
In order to provide exceptional pedagogical tools and experiences built around exciting new and emerging technologies, Museum London has embarked on developing a new initiative that will encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and support the transformation of innovative ideas for improving arts education and engagement into real solutions. Interested participants are invited to submit an expression of interest and participate in an Orientation and Exploration Session where they can learn more about this initiative and the selection process. Following the Orientation and Exploration Session, interested parties will be encouraged to bring together an eligible team and submit a pitch proposal, and bring their solution in front of a Jury. Find out more.



Publications & Presentations


Cate Carlyle MLIS‘10 presented a lightning talk on international librarianship at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 24 based on her book “Your Passport to International Librarianship ” co-authored with Western alum Dee Winn and published by the American Library Association. Cate’s YA novel, “Scratching the Surface”, will be published by Common Deer Press in 2019.

Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, contributed a chapter titled "Detecting Deceptive and Misleading News in Online Content," in the book Les fausses nouvelles, nouveaux visages, nouveaux défis. Comment déterminer la valeur de l’information dans les sociétés démocratiques ?. 



In the Media


Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, was interviewed for the article, "Een onzindetector voor het web - dat is nog niet zo makkelijk," published in De Volkskrant on September 14, 2018.

Warren Steele
, Assistant Professor, was featured in an article from The Gazette titled, "Western MIT prof says technology can't fix climate change," published on September 19, 2018.



News from the FIMS Graduate 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!

Tuesday, October 9th - 12-1pm, FNB 3010
Zotero Workshop
Feeling overwhelmed by citation management? Join Madison Edgar for an introduction to the basics of how to use Zotero to easily create reference lists and organize your research.

Tuesday, October 16th -12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E
Navigating Imposter Syndrome
Feeling like you don’t belong, or that you’re a fraud in your program? Join Jordan and Jaime to talk about this common misconception we have of ourselves as we develop professionally.

Tuesday, October 30th -12-1pm, FNB 3010
Hands-on Podcasting Workshop
Presented by the So What? podcasting team (http://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca)

Tuesday, November 27 - 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E
Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace

Tuesday, December 4 - 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E
“Books Up!”: A New Professional’s Thoughts on Prison Libraries in Ontario
Presented by Courtney Joris, Regional Librarian, Western Region - Institutional Services, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Do you have questions about using library resources?
Don't hesitate to stop by the service desk in the library. Our full time staff, along with student library assistants Chris, Jasmine, Jaime and Cassey are there to help you out! They won't do your assignments for you, but they'll certainly get you going in the right direction.

Copy/Print/Scan cards
Need to add money to your Papercut account? Come see us at our service desk to purchase print cards in $5, $10 or $20 denominations. Please bring the exact amount, as we cannot provide change.

Looking for a room? We have three rooms with projectors for your meetings (FNB 3020B, 3020D, 3020E)
These meeting rooms are for all FIMS graduate students (HIS, LIS, MMJC, MS, PM&C) to use for up to two hours per day for group work and meetings. If you require longer than two hours, contact us to extend your booking. There is a double authentication to book a room. Go to our meeting rooms page, sign-in with your FIMS username and password first, then sign-in with username fims and password library. You can also stop by the service desk or email us directly and we'll book it for you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
We are closed on Monday, October 8th for the thanksgiving holiday, with regular Saturday hours (1-5) on October 6.



News From Your MLIS SOGS Rep


Graduate Wellness Week from October 1-5
Find all the events here. Reminder that wellness is available weekly through Graduate Peer Support Wednesday’s from 2:30-4pm in the SOGS Multipurpose Room (Middlesex College 8). If any MLIS student groups want to host a wellness-based event, please apply for the SOGS Wellness Joint Fund.

You're invited to Grad Club Harry Potter Trivia on October 30th.

SOGS is in need of a new Pride Commissioner. Contact the current commissioner for more information at pride@sogs.ca.



News from Western Libraries


The library is offering several workshops this fall that can help you to better understand the scholarly publishing process, build and promote your scholarly identity, and teach you how to make the most of data and geographical information in your research.

Register Today!

Upcoming Workshops:

  • How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal: Understanding the Publishing Process
  • Building and Promoting Your Scholarly Identity
  • Before you Sign: Know your Academic Publishing Rights
  • How to Make a Map
  • Web Mapping
  • Telling Stories with Maps
  • Continuum of Data Access (Statistics Canada)
  • Visualizing Data

If you have ideas for other workshops we can offer, email them to us!

Western Libraries
Research and Scholarly Communication Team
Email: rsclib@uwo.ca



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, October 15. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, October 12.