No. 443 - November 25, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - Building inclusive communities: opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework
    - Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation
    - United Way Bake Sale and Artisan Market
    - "Appropriating Play: Twitch.tv, Live Streaming, and Platform Capitalism"
    - Holiday crafting party
  • Important Dates:

    - Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Undergraduate classes end
    - Friday, December 6, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM, A&HB)
    - Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Undergraduate exam period
    - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - FIMS graduate classes end
  • News & Announcements:

    - Vote for the Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards
    - FIMS Holiday Food Drive
    - Consultation Session Invitation - Western's Next Vice-President (Research)
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Melissa Kargiannakis
    - Ashley Wiseman
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Ramon Diab
    - Percy Sherwood
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

Building inclusive communities: opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3020 D/E
Designed for both students and staff, this workshop is intended to offer a reflection of the current legal framework around accessibility at the provincial, national, and international levels as well as to introduce a new framework of looking at accessibility and inclusion through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Presented by Katya Pereyaslavska, Scholars Portal & Stephen Spong, Director, Western Law Library.

Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Thursday, November 28, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Western Student Services Building 3134
In this seminar we’ll learn how to set writing goals, find out where to find resources to demystify the process, and gain insights into the expectations of supervisors and committees. This seminar also addresses how to be active (instead of reactive) and take ownership of your work. Requires registration.

United Way Bake Sale and Artisan Market
Monday, December 2, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University College foyer
Baked good, crafts, art and more, in support of Western's United Way campaign.

"Appropriating Play: Twitch.tv, Live Streaming, and Platform Capitalism"
Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:30 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Charlotte Panneton, with responses from Atle Mikkola Kjøsen and Aidan Warlow.
Abstract: Twitch.tv is a gaming-oriented, online live-streaming site that enables users to broadcast/stream themselves playing video games and interact with viewers for free and in real-time. Twitch presents itself as a seemingly more democratic, accessible and interest-specific alternative to traditional forms of broadcast media, catering to niche audiences centered around video games and e-sports (continue reading).

Holiday crafting party
Friday, December 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grad Library (FNB 3020)
Join us Friday December 6th for an afternoon of holiday crafting. We’ll be turning regular paper into homemade gifts using library equipment such as the Cricut cutting machine, laminator, button maker and more. You’ll take home a beautiful homemade card, gift tag, or ornament that you can give away or keep for yourself. If you’ve been meaning to try out one of these popular tools, this would be a great opportunity. All supplies provided. No crafting experience required (but some may be gained). If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kendall Sturgeon at ksturge3@uwo.ca.



Important Dates

- Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Undergraduate classes end
- Friday, December 6, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM, A&HB)
- Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Undergraduate exam period
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - FIMS graduate classes end



News & Announcements

Vote for the Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards
Nominations for the Spirit of Librarianship and Fantastic FIMS awards will close Monday, November 25th at midnight. Please submit your nominations to jdinan@uwo.ca. Please note: The Spirit of Librarianship award cannot be awarded to the same person more than once. However, the Fantastic FIMS award can be awarded to the same individual more than once, but not more than one time in a 5-year period. Your nomination should include a short description as to why you are nominating that individual and don't worry, you can submit multiple nominations if you can't decide on just one person. Nominations and voting will only take a few minutes of your time, so please don't hesitate to nominate someone you think is deserving of these awards! See past winners and find out more about the awards.

FIMS Holiday Food Drive
FIMS is having a Holiday Food Drive! This holiday season please help the London Food Bank provide food to families and individuals in need. Every month the London Food Bank provides over 3,500 families and 8,500 individuals with food. Donations can be dropped off any time until Wednesday, December 11, in the FIMS Dean's Office, the FIMS Graduate Library, or near the 4th floor printer.

Consultation Session Invitation - Western's Next Vice-President (Research)
An international search for Western University’s next Vice-President (Research) is underway, and the Selection Committee would value hearing from you. You are invited to attend a Campus Community Consultation Session hosted by the Vice-President (Research) Selection Committee. The following three sessions are offered: November 25 (12-1:30PM, Great Hall), November 27 (12-1:30PM, Great Hall), January 7 (12-1:30PM, Great Hall). As space is limited, please register by emailing VPR.search@uwo.ca. Please provide the following information for registration: name, contact email, relationship to Western (e.g., staff, faculty, student) and the date of the session you wish to register for.



Awards & Accomplishments


Melissa Kargiannakis, MHIS'15, has been named among Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women for 2019. Kargiannakis is the CEO/Founder of Skritswap, a tech start-up that uses AI to transform complex language into more understandable language, according to the viewer's reading level.

Ashley Wiseman, MMJC'18, will take on a new role as a Communications Officer for the Faculty of Law at Western University in December.



Publications & Presentations


Ramon Diab, LIS PhD student, attended a Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) workshop on AI ethics at Austin, Texas on November 10, 2019 where he gave a presentation titled, “The Historical Development of AI Machines: Instruments of Bourgeois Society or the Means of Superseding It?” 

Percy Sherwood, media studies PhD student, presented a paper entitled, “Freedom of expression in Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act & National Security Act”, at the UVU Journal of National Security Authors’ Panel at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah on November 21.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP)
MLIS Students: There is still time to contribute to ELIP 2020! Submissions are due on December 9th, 2019
Do you have work from this term or previous terms that you're proud of? Did you participate in LIS related activities, groups, or co-ops? Share your knowledge and experiences! This is valuable information for students and people working in LIS-related fields. ELIP is looking for a variety of different types of submissions, including Interviews, Reviews, In the Field and For the Field pieces, and Research Articles and Critical Essays. Non-traditional scholarship and multimodal submissions are welcome!

Do you have questions about submitting work? Sara is happy to is brainstorm ideas, provide feedback on rough drafts, and answer questions. Stop by the FIMS Grad Library (FNB 3020B) on Wednesdays from 11:00am-1:00pm to chat or contact her at elip@uwo.ca.

Building inclusive communities: opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework
Designed for both students and staff, this workshop is intended to offer a reflection of the current legal framework around accessibility at the provincial, national, and international levels as well as to introduce a new framework of looking at accessibility and inclusion through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Presented by Katya Pereyaslavska, Scholars Portal & Stephen Spong, Director, Western Law Library
Tuesday November 26, 2019
12pm-1pm
FNB 3020 D/E

Holiday Crafting Party
Join us Friday December 6th for an afternoon of holiday crafting. We’ll be turning regular paper into homemade gifts using library equipment such as the Cricut cutting machine, laminator, button maker and more. You’ll take home a beautiful homemade card, gift tag, or ornament that you can give away or keep for yourself. If you’ve been meaning to try out one of these popular tools, this would be a great opportunity. All supplies provided. No crafting experience required (but some may be gained). If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kendall Sturgeon at ksturge3@uwo.ca.
Friday December 6, 2019
12pm-4pm
Grad Library FNB 3020

Photocopy Bank
Please recycle your unwanted articles in our photocopy bank. Drop them by the service desk and we'll file them for reuse!

Intersession Hours
OPEN: December 12-20 and January 2-3 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
CLOSED: December 20 - January 1
Regular hours will resume Monday January 6

One Book One London
The FIMS Graduate Library is proud to support One Book One London, a city-wide initiative by London Public Library to celebrate books and reading in our community. Londoners are encouraged to read or listen to the selected book and join in the conversation through participation in events, social media, and much more! This year's title is The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson. The Grad Library has three copies available to borrow, so drop by the service desk to pick up yours. For more information, visit LPL's website.

Western Libraries Service Disruptions
Exciting changes are coming to Western Libraries catalogue and discovery layer. On December 10, our catalogue and current search tool (summon) will be replaced by Omni Academic Search Tool. While this transition takes place some services will be disrupted:

Dec. 2-10
Interlibrary Loan requests for print material will be unavailable.
All item requests will be unavailable.

Dec. 6-10
Fine payments cannot be processed (any fines on general loan materials incurred during this period will be waived. Online renewals will be unavailable (in-person renewals are available at the service desk if the item is in hand).
Self-check kiosks will be unavailable.

After Dec. 10
Past Saved Searches and My Lists will no longer be available on My Library Account (you can manually save past searches and lists until Dec. 10)
Reading History can be imported into the new My Library Account until May 31, 2020 (more instructions to follow)
Some electornic resources in Omni may not be linked or the link may be broken. We will work as quickly as possible to repair links.
Links to the Shared Library catalogue or any specific library resources on any webpage (OWL, personal pages, department pages, etc.) won't work until they are manually updated by the page owner on or after Dec. 10.

For more information, please visit Western Libraries website.



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 the final issue for the Fall 2019 term. It will be published on Monday, December 9. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, December 6.