Past Events

Winter 2021

A Crash Course on Systematic Reviews
Marisa Tippett, Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian for Western Libraries will be visiting us to talk all about Systematic Reviews. This workshop will be of tremendous value for future librarians, especially those interested in pursuing academic librarianship. Topics to be covered (time permitting) are:
•Key differences between literature reviews, systematic reviews, and scoping reviews
•Steps of a systematic or scoping review
•Resources for developing a protocol
•How to draft a rigorous and reproducible search strategy

Thursday March 11, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

FIMS Bookclub – The Barren Grounds
In conjunction with David Robertson’s virtual visit to FIMS, your FIMS Grad Library is also hosting a book club! Please join us on zoom for a discussion of David A. Robertson’s The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book 1. We encourage you to register for book club and we’ll have a dissuasion online, before David’s visit. 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. Copies of the book are available at your local public library, free with an Audible trial and four copies will be available at the FIMS Grad Library. Please contact us if you are having difficulty finding a copy.
Monday March 8, 2021
11:30 a.m.

A Conversation with David A. Robertson
Brought to you by: LIS-9370 An Introduction to Indigenizing and Decolonizing Library and Information Science, FIMS and the FIMS Graduate Library.
David A. Robertson is the bestselling author of a new memoir, 
Black Water, and middle-grade book, The Barren Grounds, along with several other children’s books, graphic novels, and novels. These works educate and entertain readers about Indigenous Peoples, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues.  
Tuesday March 9, 2021
2:30 p.m.

Kelli Jerome
Are you curious about the kinds of jobs that might be available to you after you graduate? Join us for a talk by Kelli Jerome, Spring 2020 MLIS and FIMS Graduate, as she discusses her role as Regional Librarian, for the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Kelli supervises and runs libraries within five correctional facilities, jails and detention centres across the Western Region of Ontario. We’re excited to welcome Kelli back and to hear about this unique position. Bring your curiosity and questions!
Wednesday February 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Winter 2020

#1Lib1Ref Edit-a-Thon
1Lib1Ref is a campaign that seeks to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles by adding missing citations. This is an event where you can learn about Wiki editing, become a Wiki Editor yourself and help us eliminate the backlog of “citation needed” notices on the Wikipedia platform. Why participate?
There will be food, prizes and the opportunity to meet and network with library workers throughout Western Libraries. It’s fun, exciting and afterwards you’ll be able to put a line on your resume about being a Wiki Editor. Plus, you’ll be improving the information landscape for Wikipedia users worldwide!
Wednesday January 22, 2020
11:30am-1:30pm
FNB 3010 A/B (Computer Lab)

#1Lib1Ref Kickoff!
1Lib1Ref is a campaign that seeks to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles by adding missing citations. This is an event where you can learn about Wiki editing, become a Wiki Editor yourself and help us eliminate the backlog of “citation needed” notices on the Wikipedia platform. Why participate?
There will be food, prizes and the opportunity to meet and network with library workers throughout Western Libraries. It’s fun, exciting and afterwards you’ll be able to put a line on your resume about being a Wiki Editor. Plus, you’ll be improving the information landscape for Wikipedia users worldwide!
Wednesday January 15, 2020
11:30am-1:30pm
FNB 3010 A/B (Computer Lab)

Writing at the Grad Level
Presented by Paul Schmidt, from Western’s Writing Centre. Paul will give tips and tricks to help you learn about the process and expectations at the graduate level. Sign up in the Grad Library, or email fimslib@uwo.ca to save your spot.
Thursday January 16, 2020
12pm-1pm
FNB 3020 D/E

Fall 2019

Holiday Crafting Party
Join us in the library 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 12-4pm FNB 3020

Building inclusive communities: opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework | November 26, 2019 12-1pm 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

Hands-on Naloxone Workshop | November 19th OR 20th 12pm-1pm 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.

Indigenous Collections in the Context of Reconciliation
This presentation will focus 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?
Tuesday November 5, 2019 from 12-1pm FNB 3020 D/E

  • 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.
  • ELIP Author Workshop 
    Join Sara Clarke, Paulette Rothbauer, Melissa Adler, and Kristin Hoffman as they introduce you to Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP), our student-run MLIS journal. They’ll discuss the author workflow, how and why to write a journal article and all about the peer review process. If you’re interested in submitting, this workshop will even provide strategies for converting course work into a journal article submission. Hope to see you there!
  • Your MLIS at Work
    Join us for a talk by Joel Sherlock. Joel is the Manager of Genealogical and Archival Research at Indigenous Services Canada. He graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science from FIMS in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Public History from Western University in 2014. For the last five years he has worked for the Federal Government in libraries, archives, and information management positions. He is thrilled to return to Western to speak about the work in which he is engaged and talk about careers in the Federal Government outside of libraries.
  • FIMS Graduate Library Presents…Writing at the Grad Level
    Presented by Paul Schmidt, from Western’s Writing Centre. Paul will give tips and tricks to help you learn about the process and expectations at the graduate level.

Summer 2019

  • Zotero Workshop
    Feeling overwhelmed by citation management? Join Kendall on Thursday July 18th 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.
  • FIMS Graduate Library Presents…Writing at the Grad Level
    Presented by Paul Schmidt, from Western’s Writing Centre. Paul will give tips and tricks to help you learn about the process and expectations at the graduate level.
  • ELIP’s 2nd Issue Launch Party
    The second issue of Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP) is going to be ready for the summer and we want to celebrate! If you contributed in any way shape or form we would love to have you come out and celebrate this issue with us. Even if you didn’t contribute, come out, learn about ELIP, and have fun anyway! Snacks will be served.
  • Meet & Greet: With Rory Litwin of Litwin Books and Library Juice Press
    Come out for some social time with independent publisher Rory Litwin, who will be on campus to participate in a roundtable discussion on Friday, May 17.
  • Publishing, PLG & More, a Roundtable Discussion with Rory Litwin
    Come participate in a roundtable discussion! Moderated by Melissa Adler, FIMS. Featuring: Independent publisher, Rory Litwin, Kristin Hoffman, Western Libraries, Karen Nicholson, University of Guelph Library. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Winter 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. March 19, 2019. Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-1pm.
  • Makerspace Drop-in
    The FIMS Grad Library has a collection of makerspace technologies that can be used by FIMS students, staff and faculty. This drop-in session will provide an opportunity to explore this technology, ask questions and gain experience by completing a simple project. The 3-D Printer, Cricut Cutting Machine, Makey-Makey, Arduino, button maker and more will be out on display and staff will be on hand to help out and answer any questions you might have. Monday March 11, 2019. Time 1pm-4pm. Room FNB 3020D&E.Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-4pm.
  • 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 fimslib@uwo.ca or sign up in the library. Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-1pm.
  • 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.
  • 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 fimslib@uwo.ca 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
  • Everything you always wanted to know about a Grants and Awards Librarian* But were too afraid to ask
    Academic librarians have always played a significant role in providing research services and research skills development to faculty and students in higher education, but that role is evolving and transforming to include the academic librarian as a unique and necessary research partner, practitioner and participant in collaborative research projects. Join Christine Walde to find out more about how the liaison role is changing and what a Grants and Awards Librarian does, including the writing, supporting, and participating in grants and awards. Room FNB 3020D&E. Time 12pm-1pm.
  • Writing at the Graduate Level
    Join Paul Schmidt from Western’s Writing Centre and learn about the process and expectations of writing at the graduate level so you feel more confident about your upcoming assignments.

Fall 2018

  • Writing at the Graduate Level with Paul Schmidt from Western’s Writing Centre. Learn about the process and expectations of writing at the graduate level so you feel more confident about your upcoming assignments.
  • Zotero Workshop
    Feeling overwhelmed by citation management? Join Madison on Tuesday October 9th 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.
  • Navigating Imposter Syndrome
    Feeling like you don’t belong, or that you’re a fraud in your program? Join Jordan and Jaime to talk about this common misconception we have of ourselves as we develop professionally.
  • Hands-on Podcasting Workshop: The So What? Podcast Crash Course
    Presented by the So What? podcasting team: This workshop introduces you to the basics of planning and producing a podcast. In addition to hands-on editing practice, this session will touch on topics such as: the benefits of podcasts, the importance of story, storyboarding/planning strategies, and testimonials from our team about learning podcasting. This session is designed for future podcasters and for librarians who want to support podcasters. Attendees are requested to bring headphones for the editing practice component.
  • Sexual Violence Awareness in the Library Workplace Presented by your FIMS MLIS student peers, the purpose of this workshop is to increase 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, fetishization of librarians, and vulnerability of minority populations. Participants will leave the workshop with the tools to recognize sexual violence in the workplace.
  • “Books Up!”: A New Professional’s Thoughts on Prison Libraries in Ontario Join Courtney Joris for a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities of providing library services behind bars. Courtney is a Regional Librarian with Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and she co-ordinates the library services of six provincially-run correctional facilities in Western Ontario. Attend this workshop to learn about the development of prison libraries in the region and explore broader issues surrounding prison librarianship in general. Stick around for a holiday bookmark making session at the end. All supplies will be provided and the bookmarks will be distributed to inmates during December library runs.

Summer 2018

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – From 12 – 1pm, join Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre, to learn about the process and expectations of writing at the graduate level. (May 23, Room 3020D/E)
  • FIMS Breathes – Want to learn ways to find greater calm and awareness? Ajit Pyati, a certified yoga and meditation teacher, will lead us through practicing focused breath awareness in order to reduce stress and be more present in our lives. (May 29)
  • The Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession,” which will be held online (and for free), for any FIMS students who would like to participate. We will be projecting the conference onto the screen. (June 7)
  • Zotero Workshop: Are you feeling overwhelmed with citation management? Join Madison Edgar in the FIMS Computing Lab (FNB 3010). We will be going over the basics of how to use this open source software to better organize your research and easily create your reference lists. https://www.zotero.org/user/login/ (June 19)
  • Indigenization and Reconciliation in Academic Libraries : Chris Read will be reflecting on his experiences from serving on the Research working group at the University of Waterloo aiming to implement a campus-wide Indigenization strategy, including the recommendations made to the steering committee and the process of getting to them. He intends to highlight areas where academic libraries have opportunities, and can take leadership roles, in developing meaningful Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenization strategies. Specifically, he will discuss the recommendations made to the University of Waterloo Library. (June 26)
  • Makerspace Q & A: Worried you don’t know enough about makerspaces or tech? Stacey Lapp will be chatting about makerspaces, including how accessibility applies to the space. She’ll also be answering any questions you have. (July 10)
  • FIMS Breathes – Want to learn ways to find greater calm and awareness? Ajit Pyati, a certified yoga and meditation teacher, will lead us through practicing focused breath awareness in order to reduce stress and be more present in our lives. You may want to bring a yoga mat or towel to sit/lay on, but it is not neccessary. (July 17)

Winter 2018

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Join Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre, to learn about the process and expectations of writing at the graduate level. (January 15)
  • Lightning Session: MakeyMakey – A ten minute talk and Q&A  with our Student Assistant Karim about how to use this fun piece of tech. (February 12)
  • Career Day – February 15
    • Academic Library Panel: Melanie Mills, Director, Library and Learning Services,  Huron College, Colleen Burgess, Associate Librarian, Research and Instruction, Huron College, Lillian Rigling, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Western Libraries, Lise Doucette, Assessment Librarian, Western Libraries
      Transferrable Skills Panel: Sarah Good-Dashow, Producer/Project Coordinator, Big Blue Bubble, Shifa Redmond, Platform Specialist, PWC Canada, Kelly Thoreson, Brampton Public Library
      Public Library Panel: Kristen Caschera, London Public Library, Stephanie Park, Stratford Public Library, Kelly Thoreson, Brampton Public Library
  • Lightning Session: 3D Printing – A ten-minute talk and Q&A  with our Student Assistant Karim focusing on 3D printing. (February 26)
  • LinkedIn Profile Creation – Drop-in to create a LinkedIn profile! Stacey will be on hand to help you go through the process and answer any questions you may have. (February 27)
  • Level Up Your LinkedIn – The Student Success Centre will be providing a brief presentation on LinkedIn profiles, followed by the opportunity to have your profile reviewed. (March 5)
  • Research Metrics –  Research metrics are increasingly gaining attention as tools to evaluate and assess research productivity and quality of research. This workshop will examine metrics related to articles, authors, and journals, using examples from librarianship.  John Costella and Fran Gray will also discuss the challenges and implications of these metrics. (March 6)
  • Lightning Session: Cricut – Ten-minute talk and Q&A with our Student Assistant Karim on using the Cricut from our Makerspace, Bibliotech. (March 12)
  • Genealogical Research – From archives to public libraries, librarians often get asked to help with this type of research. Stacey, from the FIMS Graduate Library, will be sharing the basics on genealogical research and resources you can access for free. (March 12)
  • Navigating Imposter Syndrome – Feeling like you don’t belong, or that you’re a fraud in your program? Join Emily and Jordan to talk about this common misconception we have of ourselves as we develop professionally. (March 19)

Fall 2017

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Computer Hardware 101  – A hands-on workshop in which participates will learn the ins and outs of taking apart (and putting back together) a computer
  • October 6: Hands-On With Zotero – Marni Harrington (October 6)
  • Canadian Association of Law Libraries: Panel Discussion – John Sadler, Law Library Director, Western Libraries;  Martha Murphy, Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library; and Stacey Zip, MLIS Student. (October 10)
  • Hands-On With Zotero –  Marni Harrington (October 12)
  • Homecoming weekend special activities (October 21)
  • Personal Information Security – Matt Ward, FIMS Computer Services (October 19)
  • Open Access Week: Wiki-Edit, Music – Western Libraries and Madison Edgar, MLIS Student and Student Library Assistant (October 19)
  • Open Access Week Webinar – Madison Edgar hosting (October 24)
  • Paper, Pencils, and Post-Its, Oh My!: Learning to Paper-Prototype (November 2)
  • Declonization and Indigenization of Libraries – Librarians from Western and Huron, CFLA-TRC report (November 14). Recommended readings on Diversity and Decolonization can be found under Lists and Bibliographies on our Resource page.
  • Imposter Syndrome – Emily Carlisle and Jordan Bulbrook (November 21)
  • OLA Careers day – FIMS Graduate Library, Graduate Student Services and OLA Staff (November 27)
  • Holiday (Maker) Crafting – Stacey Lapp, FIMS Graduate Library (December 3)

Summer 2017

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Research Metrics – Kristin Hoffman, Fran Gray, and Roxanne Isard
  • Library Privacy – Sarah Khraishi MLIS Candidate
  • Getting Started with Publishing  – Sarah Morrison

Winter 2017

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Writing Support Centre (January 31)
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Writing Support Centre
  • An Open Source Toolbox for Information Privacy – Lindsay Taylor, MLIS candidate (March 15)
  • An Introduction to Graphic Design – Alex Hanam & Victoria Wong, MLIS candidates (March 21)

Fall 2016

  • PLG presents: MLIS student research panel (October 17)
  • Intro to User Experience – Kelly Thoreson (November 14)
  • PLG presents: The Human Library (November 21)

Summer 2016

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Email Encryption 101 (PGP encryption) – Matt Ward, FIMS Computing Services
  • Unix for Beginners – Full-day workshop
  • Hands-on with Photoshop – Erin Carroll, Technical Manager at FIMS
  • Breaking the Silence: Defining Academic Freedom for Librarians at Canadian Universities – Mary Kandiuk, York University & Harriet Sonne de Torrens, UTM
  • Research Productivity and Impact Metrics – Janice Winkler & Lindsey Bontje
  • Computing Hardware – Matt Ward, FIMS Computing Services

Winter 2016

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Southern Ontario Library Service A Unique Window into Public Libraries: Anne Marie Madziak and Helene Golden, SOLS consultants
  • *Fair Dealing Week Presentation* Tom Adam, Western Copyright Librarian – Fair Dealing: Exercising Our User Rights
  • From AACR2 to RDA: Constructing a Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Prof. Grant Campbell
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process – Lise Doucette & Courtney Waugh, Western Libraries (presentation slides)
  • thehealthline.ca … it’s more than just listings! Exploring two related mini-sites that act as online community hubs – Gabriele Davey & Paul Cavanagh, thehealthline.ca Information Network
  • An Introduction to Omeka: Using an Open Source Content Management System for a Board Game Collection – Arielle VanderSchans

Fall 2015

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Twitter Basics for Professionals: A Hands-On Workshop – Courtney Boudreau, MLIS Candidate. (presentation slides)
  • Professional Identity and You: Why Self-Concept Matters in Librarianship – Kevin Tanner, Co-op Student at D.B. Weldon Library
  • Pathways to Legal Librarianship: Special Libraries Unplugged – Martha Murphy, Head Librarian, Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library
  • The Open Access Movement: Implications for Scholarship – a joint presentation with PLG and PSAC 610 Social Justice and Political Action Committee – Paul St. Pierre, PhD Candidate; Tom Adam, Copyright Librarian; Joanne Paterson, Metadata Management Librarian
  • Accessibility + Librarianship – Katya Pereyaslavska, Librarian, Accessibility Initiatives, ARL Visiting Program Officer, and Stephen Spong, Copyright Services Librarian, Centennial College
  • Easy to Detect but Difficult to Cure: Austerity, Librarianship, Advocacy, and Survival – Myron Groover, McMaster University, Archives and Rare Books Librarian (presentation notes)

Summer 2015

  • Insights from Museum London, with special guest Amber Lloydlangston.
  • The Tweeting Librarian…a hands-on approach to this useful social tool – presented by Courtney Boudreau. (presentation slides)
  • Introductory HTML and CSS: Getting You Started With Web Coding – presented by Sarah Dashow. (handout) (presentation slides)
  • ARCC Tour: An On-site Insight into Western’s Archives – presented by Tom Belton, Archivist.
  • Do You Wiki? Using Wikis in Information Organizations – presented by  Sarah Morrison (presentation slides)
  • Evidence Based Practice in Action: Tales from the Tweets (Fresh Insights into Library Consulting)presented by LIS Phd, Mark-Shane Scale.

Winter 2015

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • The Maker Movement and the Role of Maker Spaces in Today’s Communities (& the DHMaker Bus)
  • Building Inclusive Workplaces for Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minorities, courtesy of Kirstyn Seanor (presentation slides)
  • Is it Star Trek yet? : Tech and Libraries – presented by John From, chief tech officer for Chalk & Wire, an integrated education assessment platform (presentation slides)

Fall 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • The Maker Movement and the Role of Maker Spaces in Today’s Communities (& the DHMaker Bus)
  • Open Access 2014 Events – SPARC World Bank Webinar, Western’s OA Fund, Scholarship@Western
  • Legal Information Specialist: Is this the career for you?
  • Computer Hardware Basics, courtesy of Matt Ward
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process (handout)
  • Lessons in Copyright: Negotiating a deal with the widow of a famous comic artist

Summer 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Book Merchandising – What to Choose and How to Make it Look Pretty
  • How to Create Your First Wikipedia Article (and why you should) – Presented by one of Wikipedia’s top 50 editors!
  • Appropriating Facebook: Enacting Information Literacies – Fredrik Hanell, visiting PhD student (presentation slides)
  • Canadian librarians in the United States: Things to consider- Paul St. Pierre, LIS PhD student
  • Beyond Superman and Archie: Comics for Libraries – Dr. Lucia Cedeira Serantes (presentation handout coming soon)
  • How to Network (on purpose) and Why You Should (presentation slides) (speaking notes)
  • Goodreads 101: Building Book Clubs in the Age of the Internet (presentation slides)
  • 3D Design and Printing (handout)
  • EI Webinars (recorded sessions): Best Foot Forward: Make Your First Step into Management the Right Step | Growing a gender-free libraryAccessible Audio Books From NNELS | Digital literacy skills for digital citizens: A blended learning model | Digital Preservation 1.0: The Lifecycle Of A Digital Object | E-Books In Canada: The Next Chapter | Everyday Makerspaces

Winter 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • GRC Mini Tours
  • WordPress Hands-on Workshop (handout)
  • Copyright @ Western with Tom Adam, Project Manager & Special Advisor to the Provost, Copyright
  • Bookbinding – A Hands-on Workshop (presentation slides)
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process (presentation slides)
  • Visual Arts Resources: from collection to copyright
  • A Day in the Life of a Cataloguing Librarian
  • Volunteer management for new librarians (presentation slides)

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Webinar: EBSCO and eBook purchasing models
  • Business Resources: A game-based approach
  • Visual Arts Resources
  • Requesting Information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: What? Why? How? (and some examples). A Scholarship@Western presentation.
  • Library resources and services in a Guatemalan Library – LWB / GRC Joint Presentation
  • Webinar: Book Group Buzz with Collection Management Editor from Booklist | Presentation materials: Slides and Title List (excel file)
  • Academic libraries and the interview process
  • Music resources – The Do-Re-Mi’s of music librarianship
  • Webinar: Librarians and Scholarly Publishing – The Editorial Process – Scholarsportal

Winter 2013

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Writing for MLIS Assignments
  • Introduction to eBooks and eReaders
  • GIS and Geospatial Data Directories
  • Webinar: Job Hunting for today’s libraries in today’s job market – LLAMA

Fall 2012

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Evolving as a blended librarian
  • Access Copyright: What does it mean for Western? A librarian’s guide. A Scholarship@Western presentation
  • Event promotion in libraries: a discussion of best practices
  • Special Collections at the GRC
  • Facebook for you and your library
  • Interviewing at an Academic Library

Summer 2012