No. 426 - November 26, 2018

  • Coming Events:

    - Your Grad Library Presents...Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace
    - Film screening: The People of Kattawapiskak River
    - "The Material Matters: Labour and Creativity as 'Physical Thinking'"
    - MMJC Open House
    - "Re-imagining Cataloguing: Evolution and Participation"
    - Your Grad Library Presents..."Books Up!": A New Professional's Thoughts on Prison Libraries in Ontario
    - Holiday Crafting Party
    - Rescheduled: "Up Close and Impersonal: Locative Media and the Changing Nature of the Networked Individual in the City"
  • Important Dates:

    - Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Friday, November  30, 2018 - Indigenous Awareness Week
    - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM)
    - Friday, December 7, 2018 - Senate (1:30PM)
    - Friday, December 7, 2018 - Last day of classes for undergraduate courses
    - Monday, December 10 - Friday, December 21, 2018 - Undergraduate Exam Period
    - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Last day of classes for FIMS graduate programs
  • News & Announcements:

    - Voting open for MLISSC Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards
    - Deadline for ELIP submissions approaching
    - United Way Campaign - ePledges and Donations welcome
    - Students: Remember to fill out your couse evaluations
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Jennifer MacGregor
    - Niel Scobie
    - Nadine Wathen
    - Elaine Zibrowski
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Melissa Adler
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from Western Libraries

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Your Grad Library Presents...Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D&E
Presented by your FIMS MLIS student peers, the purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence in the library workplace. We aim to address the definition of sexual violence and its various forms. We also wish to inform students of how they can protect themselves, for example by increasing their awareness of existing policies and resources. The meeting will encourage discussion around accommodation culture, fetishization of librarians, and vulnerability of minority populations. Participants will leave the workshop with the tools to recognize sexual violence in the workplace.

Film screening: The People of Kattawapiskak River
Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D
In support of Western's Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW), November 24 - 30, FIMS Graduate Library will be hosting a film screening of The People of the Kattawapiskak River. All FIMS graduate students and faculty are invited to attend. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!

"The Material Matters: Labour and Creativity as 'Physical Thinking'"
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Jeff Noonan, Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor.
Abstract: The paper will begin as a reflection on a comment by the British sculptor Antony Gormley that I read in an exhibit at the Tate British in September. Discussing the practice of sculpture, Gormley commented that it taught him that “making is a form of physical thinking.” In my reading, Gormley is not arguing that making is a way of embodying a form in “matter,” but rather that working with specific material gives us a different sense of what thinking is (continue reading).

MMJC Open House
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
2:00 p.m.
FNB 3050 (Broadcast Studio)
Do you know someone who's interested in pursuing professional journalism or communications? Send them to the MMJC Open House for a chance to see the studio, and chat with faculty and staff. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310957646158110/

"Re-imagining Cataloguing: Evolution and Participation"
Thursday, November  29, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Alex Mayhew as part of the Mediations Workshop and Lecture Series.
Responses from Melissa Adler and Denise Smith.
Abstract: This presentation applies the principles of phylogenetic classification and literary memetics to the phenomenon of bibliographic relationships in library catalogues. Current professional cataloguing uses hierarchies, and relies on top-down control. By implementing a system that supports associative relationships and encourages user participation, the library catalogue can become the site of unpredicted creativity (continue reading).

Your Grad Library Presents..."Books Up!": A New Professional's Thoughts on Prison Libraries in Ontario
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D&E
Join Courtney Joris for a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities of providing library services behind bars. Courtney is a Regional Librarian with Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and she co-ordinates the library services of six provincially-run correctional facilities in Western Ontario. Attend this workshop to learn about the development of prison libraries in the region and explore broader issues surrounding prison librarianship in general. Stick around for a holiday bookmark making session at the end. All supplies will be provided and the bookmarks will be distributed to inmates during December library runs.

Holiday Crafting Party
Friday, December 7, 2018
Grad Library (FNB 3020)
Join us for an afternoon of holiday crafting (and learning). We’ll be turning regular paper into homemade gifts using library equipment such as the Cricut cutting machine, laminator, button maker and more. You’ll take home a beautiful homemade card, gift tag, or ornament that you can give away or keep for yourself. If you’ve been meaning to try out one of these popular tools, this would be a great opportunity. All supplies provided. No crafting experience required (but some may be gained).

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kendall Sturgeon at ksturge3@uwo.ca.

Rescheduled: "Up Close and Impersonal: Locative Media and the Changing Nature of the Networked Individual in the City"
Tuesday, December 11, 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

- Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Friday, November  30, 2018 - Indigenous Awareness Week
- Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM)
- Friday, December 7, 2018 - Senate (1:30PM)
- Friday, December 7, 2018 - Last day of classes for undergraduate courses
- Monday, December 10 - Friday, December 21, 2018 - Undergraduate Exam Period
- Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Last day of classes for FIMS graduate programs



News & Announcements

Voting open for MLISSC Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards
Voting for the fall 2018 Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards is open until Wednesday, November 28 at 11:55 p.m. at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3DYV6S. Spirit of Librarianship nominees include: Emily George, Sid Abdullahi, Michael Myers, Chao Chen. Fantastic FIMS nominees include: Paulette Rothbauer, Shelley Long, Victoria Rubin, Grant Campbell, Heather Hill and Liwen Vaughan.

Deadline for ELIP submissions approaching
The December 8th deadline for submissions is coming up for Emerging Library and Information Perspectives! Remember, you can submit articles, reflections, interviews, audio, video, summaries, and more. Make sure your submission meets the requirements for its category and submit online here: https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/elip/about/submissions

United Way Campaign - ePledges and Donations welcome
FIMS is without a United Way point-person this year, but that shouldn't stop you from making an ePledge or other donation, if you'd like to. You can submit a donation online by visiting https://unitedway.uwo.ca/campaign/Donate.html. Donations fund more than 90 programs at 50 community agencies to help people in poverty or at risk.

Students: Remember to fill out your couse evaluations
Western students are encouraged to complete their online COURSE FEEDBACK between November 19 - December 7, 2018 (for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards). Filling out the questionnaire is your opportunity to provide feedback on courses and teaching at Western. Instructors and academic leaders take your feedback seriously. It's needed to help identify strengths and opportunities for improving courses, teaching, and degree programs.



Publications & Presentations


Niel Scobie, Media Studies PhD candidate, gave a guest lecture via skype for Moores School of Music, University of Houston, on Nov. 15, 2018. The lecture's title was “T-Dot Says ‘Yuh Dun Know’: Examining Jamaican- Canadian Translocality in the Works of Michie Mee and Kardinal Offishall.”

Professor Nadine Wathan and Research Associate Jen MaCGregor published the following article:

Wathen, C.N., MacGregor, J. C. D., Tanaka, M., MacQuarrie, B. J. (2018). The impact of intimate partner violence on the health and work of gender and sexual minorities in Canada. International Journal of Public Health, 63(8), 945-955.

Elaine Zibrowski, Health Information Science PhD candidate, has an article titled, "A qualitative study of the theory behind the chairs: Balancing Lean-accelerated patient flow with the need for privacy and confidentiality in an emergency medicine setting" in press with JMIR Human Factors.



Additional Activities of Note


Melissa Adler, Assistant Professor, participated in a workshop at UCLA on November 16 and 17: “Engineering the Discourse, or, New Sources for the History of Ideas: A Workshop Exploring the Intersection of Linked Open Data, Classification Theory, and Digital Humanities.” The event was sponsored by the Breslauer Professorship in Bibliography and hosted by Johanna Drucker and UCLA’s iSchool.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Upcoming events hosted by the FIMS Graduate Library:

Film screening: The People of Kattawapiskak River
In support of Western's Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW), November 24 - 30, FIMS Graduate Library will be hosting a film screening of The People of the Kattawapiskak River, Thursday November 29 from 12pm-1pm in FNB 3020D. All FIMS graduate students and faculty are invited to attend. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!

The people of the Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community in northern Ontario, were thrust into the national spotlight in 2012 when the impoverished living conditions on their reserve became an issue of national debate. With The People of the Kattawapiskak River, Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin quietly attends as community members tell their own story, shedding light on a history of dispossession and official indifference. -National Film Board of Canada

Other Indigenous Awareness Week events can be found at indigenousweek.uwo.ca

Holiday Book Drive for regional Prisons - collecting books until December 4th!
During the month of November, the FIMS Graduate Library is collecting books for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

If you have books you would like to donate, please drop them by the library and we’ll make sure they get delivered to our Western Region libraries in time for the holidays. A list of recent requests from inmates includes authors: Tracy Brown, K’Wan Foye, Hunter S Thompson, Stephen Hawking , Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Tanya Talaga. Title and series requests include The Fellowship of the Ring , The Outsiders, The Sword of Truth, The Begariad, Who Killed Ty Conn?, The President is Missing, His Dark Materials (trilogy), and The Infinite Sea.

A full list of materials on the librarian’s wish list for her libraries is available on our library homepage: lib.fims.uwo.ca.

Holiday Crafting Party
Join us Friday December 7th, between 12 and 5, in the grad library (FNB 3020) for an afternoon of holiday crafting (and learning). We’ll be turning regular paper into homemade gifts using library equipment such as the Cricut cutting machine, laminator, button maker and more. You’ll take home a beautiful homemade card, gift tag, or ornament that you can give away or keep for yourself. If you’ve been meaning to try out one of these popular tools, this would be a great opportunity. All supplies provided. No crafting experience required (but some may be gained).

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kendall Sturgeon at ksturge3@uwo.ca.

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, November 27 - 12-1pm, FNB 4130
Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace
Presented by your FIMS MLIS student peers, the purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence in the library workplace. We aim to address the definition of sexual violence and its various forms . We also wish to inform students of how they can protect themselves, for example by increasing their awareness of existing policies and resources. The meeting will encourage discussion around accommodation culture, fetishization of librarians, and vulnerability of minority populations. Participants will leave the workshop with the tools to recognize sexual violence in the workplace.

Tuesday, December 4 - 12-1pm, FNB 3020D&E
“Books Up!”: A New Professional’s Thoughts on Prison Libraries in Ontario
Join Courtney Joris for a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities of providing library services behind bars. Courtney is a Regional Librarian with Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and she co-ordinates the library services of six provincially-run correctional facilities in Western Ontario. Attend this workshop to learn about the development of prison libraries in the region and explore broader issues surrounding prison librarianship in general. Stick around for a holiday bookmark making session at the end. All supplies will be provided and the bookmarks will be distributed to inmates during December library runs.

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.



News from Western Libraries


Trial access to curio.ca

Curio.ca is CBC and Radio-Canada’s online subscriber-based streaming service developed specifically for the Canadian educational community, including universities, colleges and cégeps, and public libraries. Curio.ca provides 24/7 access to a wealth of primary-source content in English and French, and is updated weekly with new content selected for its educational relevance. This content includes the latest from CBC’s award-winning documentary, news, and drama programming (e.g. The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National).

Western Libraries trial to curio.ca runs until August 31, 2019, and can be accessed directly at curio.ca, or via the shared library catalogue by individual program title, or by using the main title “curio” in the shared library catalogue. A link to curio is also available on the Databases by Title listing. Please feel free to email your feedback on the curio pilot to the Collections & Content Strategies team at wlccsteam@uwo.ca.

Access to new online content via Kanopy

The Criterion collection is now available as part of the Kanopy streaming video service. The Criterion collection publishes important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. User demand for Criterion content was clearly evident in King’s analysis of their successful Kanopy program. Western Libraries has partnered with King’s in committing additional funding to Kanopy to support the activation of the Criterion collection.

Criterion content can be accessed through the main Kanopy website (https://uwo.kanopy.com), or via the shared library catalogue by individual film title, or by using the series title “Criterion collection” in the shared library catalogue. A link to Kanopy is also available on the Databases by Title listing.



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 the last for the Fall 2018 term. It will be published on Monday, December 10. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, December 7, 2018.