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In the Classroom

Interested in having us present in your class or the computer lab? If you would like to have workshops or in-class demonstrations, please contact us at

The FIMS Graduate Library Presents…

a series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community at FIMS.

  • Events are typically hosted weekdays between 12-1:00pm, in FNB 3020 D&E unless otherwise specified.
  • Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the FIMS Graduate Library or by emailing us at Workshop and presentation suggestions are always welcome!

Upcoming Events

  • February 27, 2019   |   MLIS Career Day
    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. Enrollment is limited so email or sign up in the library. 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

  • February 28, 2019   |   The Marrow Thieves Bookclub and Potluck
    Join us on your lunch break for a discussion of Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and a food or drink item to share. All are welcome. Anyone with an interest in the book, indigenous issues or specifically in the decolonization and indigenization of the library will no doubt benefit from this discussion. Room FNB 4101. Time 12pm-1:30pm.

  • March 12, 2019   |   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. Email or sign up in the library. Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-1pm.

  • March 19, 2019   |   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. Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-1pm.

Ask Graduate Student Services
Have questions? Want to chat about your program? Brandi of Graduate Student Services is hosting a drop-in “Ask Graduate Student Services” session in FNB3020B every Monday from 12 to 1:30pm.

Explore our past events.