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In the Classroom

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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

Bookbinding for Inmates, with Regional Librarian Kelli Jerome 
This hands-on event is the beginning of a regular event to support literacy in Institutional Libraries. As Kelli Jerome introduces her role as a Regional Librarian for inmates institutionalized in the Western Region of Ontario, we will learn how to remove hardcovers from donated books and rebind for distribution. Meet in the library (FNB 3020) on Wednesday, October 27th at 12:00 noon.

Face-to-Face in the library
October 27, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Email to register.

FIMS Graduate Library Fall Book Club
As part of our effort to highlight the selections from this year’s First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) Awards, we’ve chosen Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians as the focus of our Fall Book Club. Good’s novel tells the stories of Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie, five friends who have been released from a church-run residential school and “chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward” (from the book jacket). 

In addition to being shortlisted in the YA/Adult category of FNCR, Good’s novel has become a National Bestseller and has won numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.  Copies of Five Little Indians are available for loan in the FIMS Graduate Library and are widely available in many public and academic libraries. 

Thursday November, 25, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(synchronous on Zoom and FNB 3020)

Email to register.

FIMS Graduate Library Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
It’s been too long since we’ve seen your face, and some of you we’ve never met! Starting February 2, 2021, the FIMS Grad Library will be offering virtual drop-in hours. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Paul, Mandy, or Patricia will be sitting at our virtual service desk from 12-1pm. Ask us anything: from citation help to finding the best resources for your assignments. Whether you have a library-related question or just want to check in and see our friendly faces, we hope you’ll join us. A Zoom invitation will be sent to your email on Tuesdays reminding you to drop by.

Explore our past events.