No. 441 - October 28, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - MLIS Career Day
    - "Discovering the Library of Parliament: The role of the Library in supporting the Parliament of Canada"
    - Grad Library Presents... Indigenous Collections in the Context of Reconciliation
    - "Girls, Zines, and their Travels: Imagining Lives, Crafting Archives for the Next Century"
    - MMJC Open House
    - Save the Date: Grad Library Presents... Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, November 4 - Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Fall Reading Week (Undergrad Students)
    - Friday, November 15, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM A&HB)
    - Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Fall Preview Day (Undergraduate recruitment event)
  • News & Announcements:

    - In Memoriam: Jonathan Burston
    - OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Nicole Dalmer
    - Pam McKenzie
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Effie Sapuridis
  • In the Media:

    - Chandell Gosse
    - Chuck Howitt
    - Victoria Rubin (with Chris Brogly, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Tolu Asubiaro)
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

MLIS Career Day
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
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. See the poster for the schedule of events.

"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.

Grad Library Presents... Indigenous Collections in the Context of Reconciliation
Tuesday, November 4, 2019 
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020
Join Alison Frayne, a recent PhD LIS graduate from FIMS as she focuses on Indigenous book distribution in the context of reconciliation. What is the current Indigenous collection development praxis by Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and librarians? How is this collection development process meeting the TRC calls to action? How is the UNDRIP supporting access to information and Indigenous Knowledge at academic and public libraries?

"Girls, Zines, and their Travels: Imagining Lives, Crafting Archives for the Next Century"
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00 p.m.
FNB Creative Commons
Presented by Janice Radway as part of the FIMS Making Matters Speakers Series.
Descriptive and analytic accounts of girl zines have proliferated in the years since they first seemed to explode onto the public scene during the 1990s. Most of these accounts, whether in the mainstream press or in scholarly circles, focus on girl zinesters’ engagement with feminism and trace their origins to the Riot Grrrl movement, which is itself usually explained as originating in the activities of a small number of female-fronted bands that developed in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, however, research in the numerous zine archives that have been organized since the late 1990s suggests that girls and young women of the period actually took up the practice of zine-making and zine circulation for a range of reasons and in somewhat different contexts (continue reading).

MMJC Open House
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3050 (Broadcast Studio)
If you know someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in journalism or communications, send them to this open house to learn more about the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program. See the broadcast studio, meet staff and faculty, and ask questions.

Save the Date: Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
November 19 OR 20, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
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.



Important Dates

- Monday, November 4 - Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Fall Reading Week (Undergrad Students)
- Friday, November 15, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM A&HB)
- Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Fall Preview Day (Undergraduate recruitment event)



News & Announcements


In Memoriam: Jonathan Burston
The FIMS community was profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Jonathan Burston, a scholar and instructor for popular music studies in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. He passed away on October 15, 2019 at the age of 58. His obituary can be found online. A tribute to Professor Burston, written by friends and colleagues, will be forthcoming and will be posted on the FIMS website.

OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award
OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award is an opportunity for you to present on a topic relevant to academic libraries at OLA’s Super Conference! If your talk is selected you could win an honorarium and a seat on OCULA council for one year. Learn more and submit a proposal at https://awards.accessola.com/ocula-lightning-strikes/.  Proposals accepted until November 15th, 2019.



Awards & Accomplishments


Nicole Dalmer (LIS PhD alumna) and Professor Pam McKenzie received the Best Short Paper award at the ASIS&T Conference, October 19-23, in Melbourne, AU.  



Publications & Presentations


Effie Sapuridis, PhD in Media Studies student, attended the 2nd Annual Fan Studies Network North American Conference at De Paul University on October 24th and gave a presentation titled: Crafting Daphne Greengrass in Fanon: The Creation of a Minor Character through Fanfiction. 



In the Media


Research into the online harassement of female academics, conducted by Chandell Gosse, Media Studies PhD candidate, and with colleague Shandell Houlden, is discussed in the article "The growing problem of online harassment in academe," published on the University Affairs website on October 23, 2019.

Chuck Howitt (MAJ'79) was featured in an article titled, "Book dials up RIMS's rise, fall and legacy," published by Western News on October 23, 2019.

Associate Professor Victoria Rubin, along with her research team of doctoral students, Chris Brogly (HIS), Yimin Chen (LIS), Sarah Cornwell (LIS) and Tolu Asubiaro (LIS), were featured in an article titled, "LiT.RL team takes on fake news in the DataCup challenge," published on the FIMS website on October 21, 2019.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


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. 29, 2019 10am-3pm
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 are be available in the FIMS Grad Library.

Tuesday, November 4th, 12-1pm, FNB 3020
Indigenous Collections in the Context of Reconciliation
Join Alison Frayne, a recent PhD LIS graduate from FIMS as she focuses on Indigenous book distribution in the context of reconciliation. What is the current Indigenous collection development praxis by Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and librarians? How is this collection development process meeting the TRC calls to action? How is the UNDRIP supporting access to information and Indigenous Knowledge at academic and public libraries?

Dr. Frayne has experience working in academic, public and special libraries in Canada and internationally. She is currently working with the selection team at GoodMinds.com, a First Nations family owned Indigenous book distributor on Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Brantford. Alison’s PhD (Western) was on access to information and rights based on her case study of Six Nations Public Library in Ohsweken.

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, November 11. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, November 8.