No. 423 - October 15, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - Grad Library Presents...Imposter Syndrome
    - "Reading Still Matters": Panel Discussion
    - Real Facts About Fake News
    - "A Citizen's Guide to Real News: Why Trusted Local News Matters"
    - FIMS Syllabus 1.0 - Second Forum
    - The History and Future of the Book: An Academic Panel
    - Save the Date: "Up Close and Impersonal: Locative Media and the Changing Nature of the Networked Individual in the City"
  • Important Dates:

    - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Faculty Council
    - Friday, October 19, 2018 - Senate (WSS, 1:30PM)
    - Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Homecoming Weekend
    - Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26, 2018 - MLIS Research Week
    - Thursday, october 25, 2018 - FIMS Convocation Ceremony (3PM)
  • News & Announcements:

    - MLISSC LinkedIn photoshoot
    - ELIP now accepting submissions for second issue
    - University Drive bridge closure
    - Marie Tremaine Medal applications open
    - BSC Emerging Scholar Prize applications open
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Jacquie Burkell
    - Nicole Dalmer
    - Chandell Gosse
    - Ajit Pyati
    - Michael Ridley
  • In the Media:

    - Camille Ginnever
    - Lynne McKechnie
    - Catherine Ross
    - Paulette Rothbauer
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

FIMS Grad Library Presents...Imposter Syndrome
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D/E
Join recent grad, Jordan Bulbrook and current student Jaime Orr for this interactive workshop. They'll offer a space for sharing experiences with imposter syndrome and provide practical solutions for combatting it. Their goal is that by opening up a dialogue about imposter syndrome, it can be treated as a normal and common feeling that will not negatively impact our success in the future.

"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).

Real Facts About Fake News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Brant County Library, Paris Branch
Are we really living in a post-truth world filled with alternative facts? Who gets to decide what's fake news and what's real? From fabrications and satire to propaganda and just plain shoddy reporting, Western University PhD student Yimin Chen examines the creation and consumption of fake news and its place in our modern media ecosystem (more information).

"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.

FIMS Syllabus 1.0 - Second Forum
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Help us build our first public syllabus! What do you want to see on the reading list? A particular book or film? Maybe an app or TV series? Make your 5 minute pitch at one of our fall forums - Sept 26, Oct 24, and Nov 21 - or just come out for some fun and to support your community. There were some entertaining pitches at the first forum and we're hoping for more of the same! Sponsored by the FIMS Rogers Chair.

The History and Future of the Book: An Academic Panel
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
DB Weldon Library, First Floor Atrium
Explore the history of the book and the future of literacy in this fascinating academic panel. Panelists include: Catherine Steeves, Vice Provost and Chief Librarian, Moderator; Loryl MacDonald, Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Interim); Mike Ridley, Librarian at the University of Guelph and PhD student in Library and Information Science; Scott Schofield, professor of English, Huron University College.

Save the Date: "Up Close and Impersonal: Locative Media and the Changing Nature of the Networked Individual in the City"
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Darryl Pieber as part of the mediations workshop and lecture series. Responses from Mason Brooks and TBA.
Abstract: This presentation considers locative media apps – location-based apps on mobile devices – and their potential to change how individuals experience urban settings. Locative media further lead toward networked individualism. Networked individualism describes a shift toward multiple, shifting social networks rather than belonging to closely-bounded and often geographically based groups (continue reading).



Important Dates

- Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Faculty Council
- Friday, October 19, 2018 - Senate (WSS, 1:30PM)
- Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Homecoming Weekend
- Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26, 2018 - MLIS Research Week
- Thursday, october 25, 2018 - FIMS Convocation Ceremony (3PM)



News & Announcements


MLISSC Presents: LinkedIn photoshoot
LinkedIn photos will be taken in the FIMS Graduate Library for $5. Secure your spot by signing up at https://bit.ly/2IKZHFb. Shoots take place Monday, October 15, 4-6PM, Tuesday, October 16, 12-2PM, and Thursday, October 18, 9:30-11:30AM.

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.

University Drive bridge closure
Western University will close University Drive Bridge to all motorized vehicles effective October 18, 2018 for the next few months. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. The decision to close the bridge is based on recommendations from an outside structural engineering firm commissioned to conduct a routine inspection. The inspection found that the structure of the 95-year-old bridge requires repair (more information).

Marie Tremaine Medal applications open
The Awards Committee invites nominations for the Marie Tremaine Medal, offered by the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. The Tremaine Medal isaccompanied by the Watters-Morley Prize, a $500 scholarly award. Eligibility: Members of the Awards Committee and the Society Council are not eligible. Apart from this restriction, the award is open to all. Applications cannot be submitted by the President or members of the Awards Committee, but there are no other restrictions in this regard. Deadline: December 7, 2018 (more information).

BSC Emerging Scholar Prize applications open
The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites applications for the Emerging Scholar Prize. The Prize promotes the work of a researcher who is beginning a career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including a study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, transmission, history, and uses of printed books, manuscripts, or electronic texts. Preference will be given to topics with a Canadian dimension. Students of any nationality enrolled in a master's or doctoral program (e.g., MA, PhD, MLIS) are eligible, as is anyone who has completed such a program within the last two years from date of convocation. Individuals holding tenure track/continuing appointments are ineligible, as are members of the Awards Committee and the BSC Council. There are no restrictions regarding the topic of research so long as it relates to some aspect of bibliography or book history. Deadline: December 7, 2018 (more information).



Publications & Presentations


Nicole Dalmer, LIS PhD candidate, published the following paper:

Dalmer, N. K. (2018). ‘Add info and stir’: An institutional ethnographic scoping review of family care-givers’ information work. Ageing & Society. doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001125

Chandell Gosse, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented "Snapshots, Stories, and Selfies: Understanding Photo Sharing Practices", with Associate Professor Jacquie Burkell, at the Association of Internet Researchers in Montreal (Oct 10-13). Gosse also presented "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" on behalf of her research team from Royal Roads, Jaigris Hodson, George Veletsianos and Shandell Houlden.

Associate Professor Ajit Pyati presented a poster on October 5, 2018 at the 10th annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) conference on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The poster's title was "Contemplating Trump in an Age of Overload."

Michael Ridley, LIS PhD student, presented a paper entitled “The Autonomous Turn in Information Behaviour” at ISIC 2018 - the Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland, October 9-11, 2018.



In the Media


Camille Ginnever, MLIS student, was profiled in the Librarianship.ca blog Freshly Minted on October 9, 2018.

Professors Lynne McKechnie, Catherine Ross and Paulette Rothbauer appeared together on the So What? podcast on October 9, titled "Reading Still Matters." The group sat down with Michael Ridley to talk about their latest book, their research, and reading (listen to the podcast).



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Reading/Research Week Hours
Your Graduate Library is open regular hours during reading/research week:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 1:00-5:00pm
It’s a great time to come into the library to catch-up on your course readings, get acquainted with our maker space, or borrow some of our circulating collection: comics, graphic novels, challenged materials, DVDs, games, and more!

Vote in London’s Municipal Election - Monday, Oct 22
Did you know that as a resident of London, you have a right to vote in this election.
The library has a display of election resources, or you can go to London.ca/election to view a list of candidates for mayor, city council, and school board trustees.

MLIS students - ELIP Drop-in hours
Are you thinking of submitting to the second issue of Emerging Library and Information Perspectives this term? Do you have questions about the submission process?
Drop by the ELIP journal office on Tuesday, Oct 16 or Thursday Oct 18 at 2pm with your questions.
Meghan Kirkland, ELIP’s managing editor for 2018-19, is waiting with answers and treats!

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 16th -12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E
Imposter Syndrome
Join recent grad, Jordan Bulbrook and current student Jaime Orr for this interactive workshop. They’ll offer a space for sharing experiences with imposter syndrome and provide practical solutions for combatting it. Their goal is that by opening up a dialogue about imposter syndrome, it can be treated as a normal and common feeling that will not negatively impact our success in the future.

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

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


Western Libraries’ Research and Scholarly Communication Team is going all out for Open Access Week this year! We hope that you are able to celebrate with us and participate in some of the events that Western Libraries is hosting from October 22nd to October 26th.

Please see our full Events Listings for more details.

October 22nd: Join the Kickoff Party celebrations in the Weldon Atrium.

  • Cake and refreshments
  • Live musical performance by Ethan Lacey
  • 'Play' stations to explore open data sets
  • Art installation of data visualizations
October 24th: Panel discussion on equity and inclusiveness within scholarship as research becomes more open.

Panelists:

  1. Candance Brunette - PhD Candidate in Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies
  2. Nafiz Shuva - PhD Candidate in Library Information Science. Research is focused on digital inclusion and open access in developing countries
  3. Thomas Peace - Assistant Professor in Canadian History and member of the Open Educational Resources Campus Working Group

October 26th: Film Screening , Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. This documentary questions the rationale behind the 25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers. Fun for everyone, and free popcorn!



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 29. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, October 26.