No. 430 - February 19, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - MLIS Career Day
    - ORCID: Just Another Academic Profile?
    - Pop-up Research Café
    - FIMS Book Club & Potluck - The Marrow Thieves
    - "Combatting a Culture of Silence: Libraries and their Role in the Death Positivity Movement"
    - Save the Date: Research Ethics Workshop: Conducting research with or about human subjects"
    - Rescheduled: "Contemplating Trump: A Form of Resistance?"
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, February 18, 2019 - Friday, February 22, 2019 - Reading Week/MLIS Research Week
  • News & Announcements:

    - Canadian Graduate Professional Student Survey
    - ELIP cover design contest
    - Represent FIMS at the Three Minute Thesis competition
    - 2019 Western Green Awards - Nominations Open
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Kristen Allison
    - Nicole Doro
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Percy Sherwood
    - Romayne Smith Fullerton
  • In the Media:

    - Kara-Lis Coverdale
    - Romayne Smith Fullerton
    - Sam Trosow
    - Christine Walde
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Latest episode of "So What? The Podcast About LIS Research" available
  • News from the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

MLIS Career Day
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FNB 4110
What are you doing after you graduate? Get help answering this question and any others you might have about careers in Library and Information Science. Panels will feature MLIS grads from many kinds of libraries including government, academic, public, special, law, health and more. Snacks will be served throughout the day. You can sign up for one session, or all three, but enrollment is limited so email fimslib@uwo.ca or sign up in the library.

ORCID: Just Another Academic Profile?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FIMS Computing Lab (FNB 3010 A/B)
Funding agencies and scholarly publishers are increasingly encouraging (or requiring) researchers to include their ORCID iD with their applications and manuscripts. What is an ORCID iD, how do you register for an account, and how does it differ from other academic profiles like Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and Academia.edu? Please join Jason Dyck for a workshop on ORCID and learn about the benefits of acquiring your own persistent digital identifier. All interested faculty and graduate students are welcome. You can sign up by emailing jdyck3@uwo.ca.

Pop-up Research Café
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
FNB 4th Floor Photocopier Area
Looking for a place to chat about research and research ideas?
With coffee and snacks thrown in?
Perhaps you’ve got a burning research question and you’re hoping one of your colleagues can provide some insight…
Or maybe you have an exciting research idea and you’d like to talk about it…
Or maybe you are looking for collaborators for a new research project...
Join us for the FIMS Pop-Up Research Cafe! Hope to see you there.

FIMS Book Club & Potluck - The Marrow Thieves
Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4101
The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline was announced as London Public Libraries One Book One London selection 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. All are welcome. If you decide to bring a food or drink item, you can let others know in advance by writing it on the whiteboard outside FNB 4101. Hope to see you there!

"Combatting a Culture of Silence: Libraries and their Role in the Death Positivity Movement"
Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Kelsang Legden (Roger Chabot) with responses from Paulette Rothbauer and kirstyn seanor.
Abstract: The Death Positivity Movement (DPM) is a recent social and activist movement seeking to change the North American “culture of silence” surrounding death, dying, corpses, and bereavement. Libraries are well positioned to be involved in the movement through their role as information providers and community builders. In turn, the pursuit of the goals of the DPM fulfills the mission of libraries (read full abstract).

Save the Date: Research Ethics Workshop: Conducting research with or about human subjects"
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4110
Are you considering a Guided Research Project, a Major Research Project or starting your thesis research next term? Any chance it will involve collecting data for or about people? Attendance at this human research ethics workshop is a PREREQUISITE for submitting any Guided Research, Major Research or thesis research proposal for the Summer 2019 term. You can also attend if you're considering a research project in a subsequent term, though the same workshop will be offered in the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 terms.

Rescheduled: "Contemplating Trump: A Form of Resistance?"
Wednesday, March 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 (read full abstract).



Important Dates


Monday, February 18, 2019 - Friday, February 22, 2019 - Reading Week/MLIS Research Week



News & Announcements


Canadian Graduate Professional Student Survey
Graduate Students: Satisfied with your program? Western wants to know. Look for the 2019 Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) in your inbox. The CGPSS is the largest graduate student survey of its kind in Canada, and is designed to provide universities with information regarding the quality of their graduate programs as assessed by their own graduate students.

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.

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.

2019 Western Green Awards - Nominations Open
Western Staff, Faculty, and Students, The nomination period for the 2019 Western Green Awards (WGA) is open! Nominate individuals or small groups that have recently created or supported activities with positive environmental outcomes. Your nominee(s) could be selected and receive one of three grand prizes of $1000. All staff, faculty members, and students of Western University or the affiliate colleges are eligible. More information and nomination forms can be found online: http://sustainability.uwo.ca/green_awards/index.html.



Awards & Accomplishments


Kristen Allison, MA in Media Studies student, successfully defended her thesis on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Nicole Doro
, MLIS student, won the OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award at the OLA Superconference which was held in Toronto from Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2019.



Publications & Presentations


Percy Sherwood, Media Studies PhD student, presented a paper entitled, “The fear and biopolitical control of the ‘terrorist other’,” at the Biopolitics: In Many Ways conference at Ryerson University on February 16.

Romayne Smith Fullerton, Associate Professor, gave a paper titled, “The Press and the Perp Walk,” at the Hawaii University International Conference, held Jan. 3-5, and then a paper titled, “Morals in Telling Crime Tales” at a second conference, The Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, held Jan. 10-12. Both papers are parts of the book manuscript that is under preparation.



In the Media


Kara-Lis Coverdale, MA in PMC'10, was featured in an article titled, "Taking it slow with Kara-Lis Coverdale" on www.residentadvisor.net, published on February 12, 2019.

Romayne Smith Fullerton
, Associate Professor, was interviewed by CBC London Morning on February 15 in relation to the case of the sexual assault charges levied against a London Health Sciences Centre technician being dropped.

Sam Trosow, Associate Professor, was interviewed on CBC London Morning on February 15 in relation to the recent Supreme Court of Canada Jarvis decision. A print piece was published, titled, "Supreme Court ruling in London case upholds privacy, even in public spaces, professor says." Trosow was also interviewed for CTV London's evening newscast on television.

Christine Walde, MLIS'13, was featured in the article, "Career Spotlight: What I do as a Grants and Awards Librarian," published on the libranship.ca website on February 18, 2019.



Additional Activities of Note


Latest episode of "So What? The Podcast About LIS Research" available
In Episode 1.5 of the So What? podcast released in December last year we interviewed Alan Harnum of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto. We talked about the IDRC, its philosophy, and the way it works. This episode continues that discussion and focuses on two specific projects that exemplify the challenges and opportunities in the inclusive design area: the Social Justice Repair Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities project. Listen to the podcast.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


MLIS Career Day
What are you doing after you graduate? Get help answering this question and any others you might have about careers in Library and Information Science. Panels will feature MLIS grads from many kinds of libraries including government, academic, public, special, law, health and more. Snacks will be served throughout the day. You can sign up for one session, or all three, but enrollment is limited so email fimslib@uwo.ca or sign up in the library. Time: Wednesday February 27, 2019 9am-3:30pm. Room FNB 4110.

9:30am-11:30am Careers in special libraries
11:30am-1:30pm Tough choices and hard decisions in any library and information career
1:30pm-3:30pm Careers in government libraries

We are open during research / reading week
The library will be open regular hours during reading week: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7pm Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 1-5pm

FIMS Book Club & Potluck - The Marrow Thieves
The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline was announced as London Public Libraries One Book One London selection 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. We will be meeting for a potluck meal and discussion of the book on Thursday February 28, 2019 from 12-1:30pm in the Staff/Faculty Lounge, FNB 4101. All are welcome. If you decide to bring a food or drink item, you can let others know in advance by writing it on the whiteboard outside FNB 4101. Hope to see you there!

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!

Shelving the Silence on Sexual Violence: Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace
The purpose of this workshop is to increase MLIS student 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, the fetishization of librarians, and the role of power dynamics. Participants will leave the workshop with the tools to recognize sexual violence in the workplace. Details: Tuesday, March 12, Room FNB 3020D&E, 12pm-1pm.

Is Tango All We Get? Evaluating LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books
And Tango Makes Three (Richardson & Parnell) came onto the children’s picture book scene in in 2005, but what else is out there? What’s good, what’s bad and how do we tell? This introductory workshop introduces some of the LGBTQ+ picture books that are available, and how to evaluate which titles should have a home in your library. Learning outcomes include: becoming familiar with the canon of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books, learning how to evaluate LGBTQ+ children’s picture books and identifying ways to expand collection holdings, programs, and services. Details: Tuesday, March 19, Room FNB 3020D&E, 12pm-1pm

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.



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, March 4. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, March 1, 2018.