No. 428 - January 21, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - Your FIMS Graduate Library presents...Writing at the Grad Level Workshop
    - "Pop Struggle: Repression and Dissent in Graphic Novels, Comics, Film, Music, and Board Games"
    - Doctoral Discussion Groups: Teaching
    - "Media in the Anthropocene"
    - "Time, Global Capitalism & The Anthropocene"
    - Your FIMS Graduate Library presents...Everything you always wanted to know about a Grants and Awards Librarian* But Were Too Afraid to Ask
    - "This is Your Data Double"
    - Save the Date: "Contemplating Trump: A Form of Resistance?"
  • Important Dates:

    - Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM, STvH)
    - Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Open (Faculty and Staff)
    - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Close (Faculty and Staff)
    - Monday, February 4, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Open (Students)
    - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Close (Students)
  • News & Announcements:

    - Call for presentations: 3rd Annual FIMS/Music/Law FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Day
    - ELIP cover design contest
    - Subscribe to the Graduate Research Blog
    - Help with Scholarship@Western and ORCiD
    - Faculty and Staff changes for the Winter 2019 term
    - Represent FIMS at the Three Minute Thesis competition
    - Class tours welcome for McIntosh Gallery's Spring 2019 exhibition programming
    - #1Lib1Ref campaign underway
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Brad Hiebert
    - Sharon Sliwinski
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Alexandra Beamish
    - Sarah Cornwell (with Victoria Rubin)
    - Chandell Gosse (with Jacquie Burkell)
    - Doug Mann
    - Jason Netherton
    - Ajit Pyati
    - Victoria Rubin
  • In the Media:

    - Nadine Wathen
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - LiT.RL releases source code for the News Verification Browser
    - Indigenous Course Planning: Creating a path for the LIS curriculum (with Lisa Henderson, Marni Harrington, Paulette Rothbauer, Susan Knabe, Heather Hill and Danica Pawlick Potts)
    - Latest episode of "So What? The Podcast About LIS Research" available (with Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie, Paulette Rothbauer)
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News from FIMS Computing Services

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Your FIMS Graduate Library presents...Writing at the Grad Level Workshop
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D
Join Paul Schmidt, program coordinator from the Writing Support Centre, as he shares his expertise and guides you through the process of writing successful graduate level papers. Sign up in the library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca.

"Pop Struggle: Repression and Dissent in Graphic Novels, Comics, Film, Music, and Board Games"
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
3:00 p.m.
NCB 113
Presented by Christian Davenport, Political Science, University of Michigan, as the Political Science Distinguished Lecture 2018-2019. View the calendar entry.

Doctoral Discussion Groups: Teaching
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
FNB 4070
Open to all FIMS doctoral students. The university has lots of services to help you become a good university teacher. But in this session, we'll be talking more frankly about how it feels to teach at a university, year after year, negotiating the changing times, the bureaucratic demands, the emotional cost. Guest: Dr. Susan Knabe, Associate Dean Undergraduate. Offered as part of LIS 9800 - An Introduction to Doctoral-Level Research.

"Media in the Anthropocene"
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Dr. Wayne Hope, Professor, Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. The concept of an “Anthropocene” era in which humanity shapes it environment as or more powerfully than other natural forces poses important issues for media theory. These include the problem of representing the scale and complexity of titanic human-induced environmental changes; the conflict between lightning fast communication and long-term perspectives; and the role of media as a material force contributing to Anthropocentric transformations (continue reading).

"Time, Global Capitalism & The Anthropocene"
Friday, January 25, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SSC 1004
Presented by Dr. Wayne Hope, Professor, Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. The switch from organic surface energy to an underground fossil energy has intertwined the time of the earth with the time of human history. Understanding the capitalist relations of power involved here requires that we rethink industrial capitalism in the historical context of a world system built upon unequal socio-ecological exchange between core and periphery (continue reading).

Your FIMS Graduate Library presents...Everything you always wanted to know about a Grants and Awards Librarian* But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020D
Academic librarians have always played a significant role in providing research services and research skills development to faculty and students in higher education, but that role is evolving and transforming to include the academic librarian as a unique and necessary research partner, practitioner and participant in collaborative research projects. Join Christine Walde to find out more about how the liaison role is changing and what a Grants and Awards Librarian does, including the writing, supporting, and participating in grants and awards. Sign up in the library or by emailing us at fimslib@uwo.ca

"This is Your Data Double"
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Rd
Presented by Alison Hearn, Alissa Centivany and Jacquelyn Burkell as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.
Abstract: Anyone who spends time online – virtually all of us, now – has multiple ‘data doubles’: highly detailed, information-rich online profiles that supposedly ‘reflect’ who we are, what we like, who we associate with, and innumerable other personal characteristics. These profiles operate beneath the surface, enabling and constraining our access to information, people and services online (continue reading).

Save the Date: "Contemplating Trump: A Form of Resistance?"
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Ajit Pyati as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abtract: Resistance to the many injustices and daily depredations of the Trump presidency is growing. However, many popular forms of resistance may actually replicate cycles of anger, destruction, and delusion, particularly in a context of media overload and saturation. This talk addresses this potential pitfall by focusing on a largely neglected form of resistance, one that is rooted in a contemplative perspective. Specifically, I draw on the work of Thomas Merton, as well as insights from yogic philosophy to understand how contemplation relates to social action in the age of Trump. I argue that a contemplative approach to resistance takes into account our own contributions to Trumpism and the shadow of American empire, while also offering a way to link inner change with potentially transformative forms of social change.




Important Dates


- Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM, STvH)
- Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Open (Faculty and Staff)
- Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Close (Faculty and Staff)
- Monday, February 4, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Open (Students)
- Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Board and Senate Elections - Polls Close (Students)




News & Announcements


Call for presentations: 3rd Annual FIMS/Music/Law FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Day
The Faculties of Music, Information and Media Studies, and Law invite graduate students and faculty to submit a poster, panel presentation, lightning talk, and/or performance presentation to our 2019 FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Research Day. The FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Research Day provides faculty and graduate students an opportunity to present their work and to engage with an interdisciplinary audience on matters of importance to researchers across disciplines. Graduate students and faculty are welcome to reuse posters and presentations from previous conferences. For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, visit the FIMULAW website

FIMULAW Interdisciplinary Research Day is made possible through the generous support of Research Western and the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, Music, and Law.

ELIP cover design contest
ELIP is looking for people to submit their idea for a cover for the next issue, to be published later this year. The contest ends April 1 and the designer will be credited for their design. For more information, email elip@uwo.ca.

Subscribe to the Graduate Research Blog
Graduate Students are invited to subscribe to the Graduate Student Research Blog. The blog provides research information for graduate students – scholarship, fellowship, internship and other funding announcements, tips on writing scholarship/funding applications, and other research-related tidbits.

Help with Scholarship@Western and ORCiD
MLIS student Jason Dyck is available to assist FIMS researchers and FIMS graduate students to upload their presentations and publications to Scholarship@Western, the Western open access repository. Jason can be reached by email at jdyck3@uwo.ca; email him if you have questions or would like assistance uploading your material to Scholarship@Western.

Jason will also be assisting FIMS researchers and FIMS graduate students to set up ORCiDs (see https://orcid.org/). ORCiD is a ‘persistent digital identifier’ that distinguishes individual researchers. Researchers can link existing scholarly productions to a new ORCiD, and they can link new productions (presentations, publications, etc.) to the same ID. This gathers all scholarly production into a single, internationally recognized, access point, which should minimize the need to maintain active profiles on the large (and increasing) number of online platforms such as Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and academia.edu.

Faculty and Staff changes for the Winter 2019 term

January 2019 marks the beginning of Lisa Henderson's term as the Dean of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. The FIMS community welcomes Dean Henderson! There have been a number of other faculty and staff changes. Paul Bendetti, Kate Johnson and staff member Louise Jackman all retired and will be greatly missed. Sara Irons, Deans Office Assistant, is now occupying the reception desk in the Dean's Office, taking over for Louise. Finally, Erin Isings was announced as the Peter Miller Fellow, and will hold the limited term teaching appointment for two years, beginning January 1, 2019.

Represent FIMS at the Three Minute Thesis competition
3MT (Three Minute Thesis) is a research communication competition where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Non-stem Faculties are often underrepresented in this competition, so consider signing up. Practice sessions can be arranged by contacting Becky Blue at bblue@uwo.ca. The deadline to register for the FIMS heat is Friday, February 22. For more info, view the 3MT website.

Class tours welcome for McIntosh Gallery's Spring 2019 exhibition programming
McIntosh Gallery invites you to mark your calendars for our forthcoming programming or, better still, arrange for your classes to experience a curator-led exhibition tour, which may be tailored to compliment your curriculum content. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery! For any questions or requests, please contact Abby Vincent, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, McIntosh Gallery, at avince5@uwo.ca or ext. 87576. View the instructor package.

#1Lib1Ref campaign underway
Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is one of the first stops for readers and researchers. Let's make it better! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide (read more).




Awards & Accomplishments


Brad Hiebert, HIS PhD candidate, successfully defended his thesis, Normalizing Masculinity: Explaining Processes, Factors, and Contexts That Influence How Rural Male Farmers See Health Information in Southwest Ontario, on December 14, 2018.

Sharon Sliwinski was promoted to the rank of Professor in mid-January, 2019. The promotion will take effect on July 1, 2019. Promotion and Tenure Committee members included Heather Hill, Mandy Grzyb, Norma Coates, Isola Ajiferuke, Kim Clark, Chris Roulston and Debbie Rudman.



Publications & Presentations


Alexandra Beamish, MLIS'17, published the following article, which was originally completed as a Guided Research Project under the supervision of Professor Lynne McKechnie:

Alexandra Beamish (2018) "Examination of Picture Books Depicting Libraries for Children Ages Birth to Seven Years," New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 24:2, 114-143, DOI: 10.1080/13614541.2018.1535779

Sarah Cornwell, LIS PhD candidate, presented a talk at the Hawai'i International Systems Sciences Conference on January 12 on behalf of herself and Associate Professor Victoria Rubin. The title of the talk was "What am I Reading?: Article-style Native Advertisements in Canadian Newspapers".

Chandell Gosse, PhD Media Studies candidate, presented a paper titled, "Politics and Porn: A Look at how News Media Characterize the Problems Presented by Deepfakes," at the conference Understanding the Social at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England on Tuesday, January 8. The paper was co-authored by Gosse, Jacquie Burkell and Marta Kopp.

Doug Mann, Assistant Professor, published the opinion piece "Digital culture is fast, light - and lazy," in the Toronto Star on December 28, 2018.

Jason Netherton, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented a paper entitled "Recording Artistry and Entrepreneurism: The Case of Ne Obliviscaris and Patreon" at the IASPM Symposium on Music, Digitalisation and Democracy at Åbo Akademi University, December 13 in Turku, Finland.

Ajit Pyati, Associate Professor, published the article:

Pyati, A. (December 16, 2018). "The importance of thoughtful resistance in the age of Trump," . The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/the-importance-of-thoughtful-resistance-in-the-age-of-trump-108151

Professor Pyati also gave a presentation, titled "Practicing Contemplative Education in a Capitalist World" at Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel on January 13,2019.

Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, contributed the following chapter to a recently published book:

Rubin, Victoria L. (2019). "La détection des nouvelles trompeuses et fallacieuses dans les contenus en ligne" [or "Detecting Deceptive and Misleading News in Online Content"]. In Sauvageau, Florian, Thibault, Simon et Trudel, Pierre (eds.), Les fausses nouvelles : nouveaux visages, nouveaux défis. Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval.




In the Media


Professor Nadine Wathen made several appearances in the media in relation to a recently released study looking at equity-oriented health care and how it affects health outcomes for marginalized or impoverished patients. Wathen appeared in the London Free Press article/video "Cup of kindness from clinicians an elixir for better patient health: Western University study," published on December 19, 2018, as well as a CTV News item aired during December 18th's local newscast. Both appearances stemmed from a media event held at the London InterCommunity Health Centre on December 18, announcing the results of the study.




Additional Activities of Note


The LiT.RL research group, headed by Associate Professor Victoria Rubin, released the source code for the News Verification Browser via LiT.RL GitHub Repository. The LiT.RL NV Browser is a recently developed proof of concept software that identifies clickbait, satirical news, or falsified news. The source code is available under the GPLv3 license for anyone to download (as a self-installing executable file), use and experiment with, or for developers to improve upon.

Indigenous Course Planning: Creating a path for the LIS curriculum
The working group looking at indigenous course planning in the LIS curriculum were happy to welcome Nancy Cooper (Southern Ontario Library Services), Feather Maracle (Six Nations Public Library), and Amanda Myers (Indigenous Services, Western), to consult on MLIS curriculum development on January 10, 2019. Attending the meeting was Lisa Henderson, Marni Harrington, Paulette Rothbauer, Susan Knabe, Heather Hill, and Danica Pawlick Potts. View a photo of the group.

Latest episode of "So What? The Podcast About LIS Research" available
The most recent episode of "So What? The Podcast About LIS Research" was released on January 15th. Entitled "What do you first remember about reading?", the episode features Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie, and Paulette Rothbauer (along with other FIMS faculty and students) remembering their first (or most memorable) experience with reading. "So What?" is created and produced by graduate students at FIMS. Find the episode at: http://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-6-what-do-you-first-remember-about-reading
The podcast is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Stitcher




News from the FIMS Graduate Library


New Staff in the FIMS Graduate Library
Please welcome new Graduate Student Library Assistants Kelli Jerome and Kaley Young, along with returning students Jasmine Li and Cassey Stewart. Meghan Kirkland continues to work as the Managing Editor for ELIP. Don't hesitate to ask questions when any staff are working at the service desk - we are here to help you with all of our library resources and services!

FIMS Book Club - The Marrow Thieves
The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline was announced as London Public Libraries One Book One London for 2018/2019. The FIMS Graduate Library actively supports OBOL programming, and we want to encourage our community to read this selection and come together to discuss it on February 28th from 12-1:30 in FNB 4101. More details will follow. In the meantime, come by the service desk to borrow one of our copies, or put your name on the waiting list and we’ll let you know when a copy is available.

Let's get social!
Follow us @FIMSGradLib on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates on events happening in the FIMS Graduate Library, informative articles, collection highlights, and more.

Winter 2019 Hours (January 9 to April 12)
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and University Holidays

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!

January 22, 2019 | Writing at the Grad Level Workshop
Join Paul Schmidt, program coordinator from the Writing Support Centre, as he shares his expertise and guides you through the process of writing successful graduate level papers. Room FNB 3020D. Time 12pm-1pm.

January 29, 2019 | Everything you always wanted to know about a Grants and Awards Librarian* But were too afraid to ask
Academic librarians have always played a significant role in providing research services and research skills development to faculty and students in higher education, but that role is evolving and transforming to include the academic librarian as a unique and necessary research partner, practitioner and participant in collaborative research projects. Join Christine Walde to find out more about how the liaison role is changing and what a Grants and Awards Librarian does, including the writing, supporting, and participating in grants and awards. Room FNB 3020D. Time 12pm-1pm.

February 12, 2019 | Zotero for Beginners
Feeling overwhelmed by citation management? Join Kendall 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.

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 FIMS Computing Services


Lime Survey software available for research

FIMS Computing Services hosts a survey website powered by the open source LimeSurvey software. The URL is https://intranet.fims.uwo.ca/fimssurveys/admin 

The user manual for LimeSurvey can be viewed here https://manual.limesurvey.org. All data collected is hosted on a FIMS server located in a Western Data Center.

If you would like a login to the survey software, please contact FIMS Computing Services at fims-fcs@uwo.ca 

Please note that If you are planning on using a survey for research purposes, you are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that you have appropriate ethics approval for data collection, that you are not collecting data beyond the expiry date of your ethics approval, and that you are storing the data as described in your ethics proposal.
  • Ensuring that your research adheres to Western’s Policies on Research (See https://www.uwo.ca/research/ethics/policies/index.html) and the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research
If you have questions about your responsibilities as a researcher please contact Jacquie Burkell, Assistant Dean Research (fimsadr@uwo.ca), or Karen Kueneman, Research Officer (kueneman@uwo.ca).

If you have any questions about accessing the software please contact FIMS Computing services at fims-fcs@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, February 4. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, February 1, 2018.