No. 438 - September 16, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - City Symposium: Work and Employment
    - FIMSWrites
    - Your FIMS Grad Library presents... Your MLIS at work in Non-Traditional Libraries
    - "Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research Practice"
    - "There's No Such Thing as the Internet: Some thoughts on the research methodology and the politics of technological language"
    - "Voices of the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of Bosavi"
    - Save the Date: "From the Frontlines of Libya to the Trenches of Tech: How being a war correspondent made me a better CEO and entrepreneur"
    - Save the Date: FIMS Homecoming 2019 - Media Arts 
  • Important Dates:

    - Friday, September 20, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM AHB)
    - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM, Ivey Leadership Centre)
    - Monday, September 30, 2019 - Orange Shirt Day
  • News & Announcements:

    - Subscribe to the Graduate Research Blog
    - September staffing changes
    - September decanal changes
    - In Memoriam: Ian Kerr
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Juan Bello
    - Alexandra Boston
    - Hridi Das
    - Hung Huynh
    - Adam Jordan
    - Wenxin Miao
    - Ryan Schroeder
    - Sherilyn Williams
    - Winnie Wong
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Melissa Adler
    - Norma Coates
    - Ramon Diab
    - Mark Rayner
    - Paulette Rothbauer
    - Nadine Wathen
  • In the Media:

    - Mark Asberg
    - Sarah Khraishi
    - Anabel Quan-Haase
    - Anna Soper
    - Sam Trosow
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Kane Faucher
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News From Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

City Symposium: Work and Employment
Monday, September 16, 2019
6:40 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Aeolian Hall (795 Dundas Street)
The City Symposium is a unique 8-part series that brings together an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist, to discuss a theme from diverse perspectives. FIMS is co-sponsoring the City Symposium events and recording and making them available publicaly to contribute to knowledge mobilization efforts. For more information, visit the website.  

FIMSWrites
Thursday, September 19, 2019 (every Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Do you expect to have paper, story, article, report, thesis, or book deadlines this fall? Does having other people writing around you help keep you on-task? Then come and join FIMSWrites, an informal initiative to provide some solidarity in the sometimes-solitary writing process.

Your FIMS Grad Library presents... Your MLIS at work in Non-Traditional Libraries
Monday, September 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020 D/E
Join us for a talk by Joel Sherlock. Joel is the Manager of Genealogical and Archival Research at Indigenous Services Canada. He graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science from FIMS in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Public History from Western University in 2014. For the last five years he has worked for the Federal Government in libraries, archives, and information management positions. He is thrilled to return to Western to speak about the work in which he is engaged and talk about careers in the Federal Government outside of libraries.

"Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research Practice"
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Lisa Henderson as part of the FIMS Seminar Series.
Abstract: Can we undertake communication scholarship in as broad a range of forms as the field studies? In films, on the internet, in photography, music or computer games? This presentation draws from interviews with distinguished practitioners of multi-modal research—scholars, especially in studies of cultural production, who produce works other than articles and books (continue reading).

"There's No Such Thing as the Internet: Some thoughts on research methodology and the politics of technological language"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
3:00 p.m.
SSC 6210
Presented by Thomas Streeter. Hosted by EGG (Electro-Governance Group), as part of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Voices of the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of Bosavi
Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.
University College 1401
Film presented by Steven Feld, as part of the Making Matters Speakers Series.
About this event: Voices of the Rainforest, Steven Feld’s documentary sound art composition of a day in the life of the Bosavi rainforest and its inhabitants, was originally a 1991 Rykodisc CD. For the project’s 25th anniversary, the piece was recomposed in 7.1 cinema surround sound, in collaboration with Skywalker Sound editor Dennis Leonard. With the support of producer Mickey Hart and the School for Advanced Research, a film has now been built around the soundtrack, drawing both from 1976-1999 photographs, and cinematography and forest drone imaging from recent returns to Bosavi with filmmaker Jeremiah Ra Richards (continue reading).

Save the Date: From the Frontlines of Libya to the Trenches of Tech: How being a war correspondent made me a better CEO and entrepreneur"
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Fall 2019 Clissold Lecture, presented by Jeffrey Kofman, entrepreneur, international foreign correspondent, journalist, educator and Emmy-award-winning war reporter.

Save the Date: FIMS Homecoming 2019 - Media Arts
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB Room TBA
This year for Homecoming FIMS will welcome back alumni to share their media art careers in a diversity of forms and purposes. Our talented alumni will reveal their unique stories and work during a moderated panel discussion led by Professor Norma Coates. Featuring FIMS alumni Kara-Lis Coverdale (PMC), Ryan Louis (MIT), Angela Misri (MAJ) and Stuart Thompson (MIT). Find out more online.



Important Dates

- Friday, September 20, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM AHB)
- Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM, Ivey Leadership Centre)
- Monday, September 30, 2019 - Orange Shirt Day



News & Announcements


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.

September staffing changes
There are a number of staffing changes to note for the Fall 2019 term. In Undergraduate Student Services, Ally Dawson has joined the team as an academic counsellor, covering for Kelly Baxter, while Devin Golets has left FIMS to pursue new opportunities in Toronto. In the Broadcast Studio, Jacob Anstey takes over as the Broadcast Equipment Assistant, while Ellen McGran is on board as the Broadcast Support Assistant. In the Graduate Library, Kendall Sturgeon has moved into the full-time User Services Library Assistant role, and in the Dean's Office, Andrea Purvis joins us as the Acting Manager of FIMS Administration.

September decanal changes
Over the summer Pam McKenzie completed her term as Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral. Sharon Sliwinski, who was previously the Director of FIMS' Thesis-Based Graduate Programs, has now moved into the Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral role. Jacquie Burkell, who had been serving as the Assistant Dean, Research, has been appointed as the new Acting Associate Vice President for Research for Western.

In Memoriam: Ian Kerr
The FIMS community is mourning the loss of University of Ottawa Professor Ian Kerr, a founding FIMS faculty member and early architect of the Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) program. Professor Kerr passed away on August 26th after a battle with cancer. Although he was with FIMS for only three years (1996-1999) before moving to the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, Professor Kerr's contribution was immense. To view his obituary, as well as other online tributes, please see the notice on the FIMS website.



Awards & Accomplishments

Juan Bello, FIMS instructor, was recently awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Realization Grant for his collaborative commemorative project documenting wartime massacres in El Salvador. This grant follows on the heels of an earlier Canada Council of the Arts Research and Creation grant that allowed him to do the initial groundwork for the longer documentary project. He also received a London Arts Council grant for this project last month. Bello is a contributor on Amanda Grzyb's SSHRC funded research project on El Salvador and teaches production courses in the MIT program at FIMS.

Alexandra Boston, MHIS student, successfully defended her thesis, titled "Understanding the Development of a Logic Model at a Multi-Agency Resource Centre," in August 2019.

Hridi Das, MLIS student, has been awarded an Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association (UNYOC) Ursula Poland Scholarship, which includes a one-year membership in the UNYOC.

Hung Huynh, MHIS student, successfully defended his thesis, titled "Post-Secondary Students' Perceptions of Mental Health Messages Conveyed by Video Storytelling and Informational Approaches," in August 2019.

Adam Jordan, MHIS student, successfully defended his thesis, titled "Exploring Healthcare Consumer Involvement in Clinical Practice Guideline Development," in August 2019.

Wenxin Miao, MHIS student, successfully defended her thesis, titled "Understanding the Nursing Practices and Perspectives of Premedication and Transfusion Reaction Reporting: A Qualitative Description Study," in August 2019.

Ryan Schroeder, MA in Media Studies student, successfully defended his thesis, titled "Dead Men Walking: An Analysis of Working-Class Masculinity in Post-2008 Hollywood Film," in August 2019.

Sherilyn Williams, LIS PhD candidate, successfully defended her thesis, titled "Strategic and Subversive: The Case of the Disappearing Diaphragm and Women's Information Practices," in August 2019.

Winnie Wong, MLIS student, was selected as the winner of the Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship. Recipients receive a monetary award towards their school tuition as well as a one-year OLA membership.
 



Publications & Presentations

Melissa Adler, Assistant Professor, presented her paper, "Capital, State Power, and Racialization in 18th Century Information Systems," at the annual conference of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) on September 4th in New Orleans.

Norma Coates
, Associate Professor, appears in a number of sections of Volume 31, no. 3 of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, published in September. There is a reprint of a previously published paper from Coates, titled "Teenyboppers, Groupies, and Other Grotesques: Girls and Women and Rock Culture in the 1960s and early 1970s," followed by a piece assessing the impact of the original article on the field, followed by a response to that from Professor Coates. Coates also contributed a book review for The Raincoats, by Jenn Pelly, and participated in the plenary panel that is reproduced in the issue.

Ramon Diab
, LIS PhD candidate, and his colleague Simon Schaupp, published an article in the journal ephemera, entitled “From the smart factory to the self-organisation of capital: ‘Industrie 4.0’ as the cybernetisation of production."

Mark Rayner, FIMS instructor, took a turn participating in the Western News column, Read. Watch. Listen. in a column titled, "Who knew 'Nothing' could be so fun?" published on August 19, 2019.

Paulette Rothbauer, Associate Professor, published an article titled, "Libraries can have 3-D printers but they are still about books" in The Conversation on August 1, 2019.

Professor Nadine Wathen published an article titled, "True or false? Men and women face violence in their relationships equally," in The Conversation on August 29, 2019.




In the Media

Mark Asberg, MLIS alumnus, was featured in an article titled, "New Calgary Public Library CEO to continue modernizing city's libraries," published in the Calgary Herald on August 19, 2019.

Sarah Khraishi, MLIS alumna, was featured in a column titled, "13 Questions With: Sarah Khraishi," published on the Librarianship.ca website on August 19, 2019.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase joined Western student Kristen Longdo on CBC London Morning on August 14, 2019, in a segment titled, "Re-writing the textbook."

Anna Soper, MLIS alumna, was featured in an article titled, "Alumna searches for botanist's trailblazing work," published in Western News on August 23, 2019. Soper also appeared in audio and text in a CBC News piece, titled "Where is Kate Crooks' 19th century botany collection from Southwestern Ontario?" on August 18, 2019.

Sam Trosow, Associate Professor, was featured in an article titled, "Project eyes sector's freedom of expression policies," published in Western News on September 5, 2019.




Additional Activities of Note


Assistant Professor Kane Faucher's illustrations were featured in The Trilobite Papers 22.
 



News from the FIMS Grad Library


Welcome!
Welcome to new and returning FIMS students! 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. We'll be happy to assist you.

New Staff in the FIMS Graduate Library
Please welcome new Graduate Student Library Assistant Brooke Giles, along with returning students Joe Melanson, Kelli Jerome, Jasmine Li and Sara Clarke. Sara is also the managing editor of ELIP, our student-run journal. 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!

Upcoming Workshops

Your MLIS at work in Non-Traditional Libraries
Join us for a talk by Joel Sherlock. Joel is the Manager of Genealogical and Archival Research at Indigenous Services Canada. He graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science from FIMS in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Public History from Western University in 2014. For the last five years he has worked for the Federal Government in libraries, archives, and information management positions. He is thrilled to return to Western to speak about the work in which he is engaged and talk about careers in the Federal Government outside of libraries.
Monday Sept. 23, 2019 12pm-1pm FNB 3020 D&E

Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
Join us for a hands-on Naloxone workshop with Kim Primok from the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Kim is a public health nurse with 6 years experience in sexual health and harm reduction. She will share the history of the Naloxone programming within MLHU and the community, discuss what Naloxone is and how it is used to reverse an opioid overdose and provide training on how to use Naloxone to save a life. Naloxone kits will be available for those who wish to have one. Each session is limited to 20 attendees.
October 8 & 9, 2019 12-1pm FNB 4110

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Fall 2019 Hours (Sept 5 to Dec 11)
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and University Holidays (October 14th)




News from Western Libraries


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

Register Today

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Preparing to Publish
  • Continuum of Data Access
  • Who Pays for Open Access?
  • Open Monographs: Options for Authors
  • Before You Sign: Know Your Academic Publishing Rights
  • Putting Together Your Data Management Plan (DMP)
  • How to Make a Map in QGIS
  • Storytelling with Maps
  • GIS Day



Next Issue


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The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Monday, September 30. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, September 27.