No. 440 - October 15, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - FIMSWrites Retreat
    - "Structural Violence: Fostering a Pluralistic View from the Middle"
    - FIMS Homecoming 2019 - Media Arts
    - MLIS Career Day
    - "Discovering the Library of Parliament: The role of the Library in supporting the Parliament of Canada"
    - Save the Date: Grad Library Presents... Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18, 2019 - MMJC and MLIS Research Week
    - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - FIMS Faculty Council
    - Friday, October 18, 2019 - Meeting of the Senate (1:30PM, A&HB)
    - Thursday, October 24, 2019 - FIMS Autumn Convocation (3PM ceremony)
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Karen Nicholson
    - James Steinhoff
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Lucia Cedeira Serantes
    - Paulette Rothbauer
    - Matt Stahl
  • In the Media:

    - Victoria Rubin
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

FIMSWrites Retreat
October 16, 17 and 18, 2019
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? Come and join FIMSWrites, an informal initiative to provide some solidarity in the sometimes-solitary writing process. The FIMSWrites Writers' Retreat is designed to provide a dedicated time and space for intensive writing/working. Participating in the retreat can help you make significant progress in your dissertation, assignments, and (hopefully) help establish good writing habits that will enable you to meet future objectives (read more).

"Structural Violence: Fostering a Pluralistic View from the Middle"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Eugenia Canas, as part of the Mediations Lecture Series.
Responses from Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell and Dr. Warren Steele.
Abstract: Structural violence (SV) has been variously conceptualized as the inequitable distribution of power and life opportunities that is built into the structure of society, functioning at the macro level to shape individual behaviours. Due to the embedded nature of SV, its examination requires a process that supports individuals in connecting policies and institutions to personal and even embodied impacts. The view from the middle, committed to seeing and changing violent structures and conditions, remains under-explored (continue reading).

FIMS Homecoming 2019 - Media Arts
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB, FIMS Creative Commons
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. Panel features: Stuart Thompson (MIT'10), Kara-Lis Coverdale (PMC'10), Angela Misri (MAJ'99) and Ryan Louis (MIT'09). Everyone is invited. Read more.

Grad Library Presents...Zotero Citation Management Workshop
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3010A/B
Do you get frustrated with citation formatting? Do you want a better way to organize your research? Join Kendall on Tuesday October 22 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.

MLIS Career Day
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Come learn about different library and information related careers from professionals in the field! Topics will include Grants, Information Management and Transferable Skills. Sign up sheets will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information!

"Discovering the Library of Parliament: The role of the Library in supporting the Parliament of Canada"
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 3210
Featuring Dr. Heather Lank, Parliamentary Librarian, Sonia Bebbington, Director General, Information & Document Resource Service (and MLIS alum), and Kristen Douglas, Acting Director General, Parliamentary Information and Research Service (and LLB alum). This talk will be of interest to students and faculty at FIMS, the Faculty of Law, the departments of Political Science and Economics and those with an interest in careers supporting Parliament. All are welcome.



Important Dates

- Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18, 2019 - MMJC and MLIS Research Week
- Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - FIMS Faculty Council
- Friday, October 18, 2019 - Meeting of the Senate (1:30PM, A&HB)
- Thursday, October 24, 2019 - FIMS Autumn Convocation (3PM ceremony)



Awards & Accomplishments


Karen Nicholson, LIS PhD alum, won the Seventh Annual Library Juice Paper Contest with her paper titled, "On the Space/Time of Information Literacy, Higher Education, and the Global Knowledge Economy." The winner was announced by Litwin Books on October 3, 2019.

James Steinhoff, PhD in Media Studies candidate, was offered, and has accepted, a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the eScience Institute and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at The University of Washington in Seattle. He will start in his new position in January 2020.



Publications & Presentations


Long-anticipated, the revised, second edition of Transforming Young Adult Services, edited by Anthony Bernier, and published by ALA Editions is out. The edited collection features chapters by two FIMS faculty: "Misfits, Loners, Immature Students, and Reluctant Readers: Librarianship in the Construction of Teen Readers of Comics" by Lucia Cedeira Serantes, and "Imagining Today’s Young Adults in LIS: Moving Forward with Critical Youth Studies" by Paulette Rothbauer.

Matt Stahl, Associate Professor, and his co-researcher Olufunmilayo Arewa, gave a talk at Temple University's Beasley School of Law entitled "Accounting for Injustice: AFTRA, Work & Singers' Royalties" on September 24, 2019.



In the Media


Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, was a guest on the Super Awesome Science Show podcast on October 8, 2019. Professor Rubin discussed the LiTR.L team's work with the News Verification browser and identifying satire, clickbait and falsifications online (advance to 13 minutes to hear Professor Rubin's interview).



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Reading/Research Week Hours
Your Graduate Library is open regular hours during reading/research week, except for the holiday Monday:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 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!

MLIS students - ELIP Drop-in hours
Are you thinking of submitting to the third issue of Emerging Library and Information Perspectives this term? Do you have questions about the submission process?
Drop by FNB 3020B on Wednesdays 11am-1pm with your questions.
Sara Clarke, ELIP’s managing editor for 2019-20, is waiting with answers!

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 Oct. 22, 2019 12pm-1pm FNB 3010 A/B
Zotero Citation Management Workshop

Do you get frustrated with citation formatting? Do you want a better way to organize your research? Join Kendall on Tuesday October 22 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.

Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019 10am-3pm Location TBD
MLIS Career Day!
Come learn about different library and information related careers from professionals in the field! Topics will include Grants, Information Management and Transferable Skills. Sign up sheets will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information!

November 19th OR 20th 12pm-1pm FNB 4110
Hands-on Naloxone Workshop

Join us for one of two hands-on Naloxone workshops 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.

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, October 28. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, October 25.