1. MISC iBall
2. MISC Dec Meeting
3. iJournal Lauch Party
4. iSchool Student Conference 2017: Canada Now - Call for Proposals
5. FIAA/SLA/THLA/OLA-SLC Joint Holiday Social
6. OLA Super Conference 2017 Career Centre - Call for Participants
7. President's Memorandum
--

1. MISC iBall

Event date: Saturday December 10, 2016 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Location: University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St.

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/misc-end-of-termholiday-iball-for-mi-student...

The end of the semester is near, which means it's almost Holiday Season! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Boxing Day, Omisoka, New Years, or Festivus, come celebrate with your MI peers and Faculty!

Join us at the Faculty Club (41 Willcocks St.) on Saturday, December 10th from 7-10 PM for a semi-formal reception and cash bar. Attendance is free for MI students and faculty. You are also welcome to bring a friend or significant other for $10 (limited tickets available). RSVP and purchase tickets online at the eventbrite link above, by Friday, December 9th at 5 PM. Food items include: pizza, various dips and platters, and hors d’oeuvres. After 10 PM, please join us at O'Grady's Tap and Grill Bar (171 College St.) to continue celebrating!

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at / direct any questions to miscsocial.ischool@utoronto.ca. Best of luck with the remainder of your semester and we look forward to celebrating with you in December!

2. MISC Dec Meeting

MISC is having our last Governing Council meeting for the semester on Friday, December 9th at 2 PM in the Student Lounge (BL705). All MI students are invited.

3. iJournal Lauch Party

Event date: Wednesday December 7, 2016 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Location: BL728

Website link: http://theijournal.ca

Join us for the launch of the iJournal’s Fall issue for this year! Come learn about student work across the iSchool while celebrating with our editorial board, authors and faculty. Light snacks will be served. We hope to see you there!

4. iSchool Student Conference 2017: Canada Now - Call for Proposals

Deadline: January 15, 2017

Announcement link: https://canadanow2017.wordpress.com/call-for-proposals/

Website link: canadanow2017.wordpress.com

Announcement description: The 2017 iSchool Student Conference is now accepting proposals to present at the student conference. This year's theme is "Canada Now: Disrupting the Past | Activating the Future!" Please submit proposals for lightening talks, panel presentations, workshops and round table discussions and posters. Please visit canadanow2017.wordpress.com for more details and to submit a proposal.

5. FIAA/SLA/THLA/OLA-SLC Joint Holiday Social

Event date: Thursday December 8, 2016 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Location: Hart House

Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205568616180292/

Website link: http://toronto.sla.org/events/?ee=693

SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and the Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at beautiful Hart House. Join friends and colleagues for an evening of holiday cheer and conversation! A selection of hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Are a student or new professional and feeling a bit shy about attending your first Holiday Social? Sign up to be paired with a buddy, a seasoned librarian or information professional who will show you around. Follow this link to put your name on the list: https://goo.gl/forms/y8OGhboUZHFruW213

6. OLA Super Conference 2017 Career Centre - Call for Participants

Any and all job hunters can benefit from test-driving their skills and savvy in the friendly, risk-free environment of a mock interview at the OLA 2017 Super Conference Career Centre, February 1st-3rd, 2017.

After submitting a cover letter for a "mock" library job, you'll be given a mock interview with experienced professionals who will provide you with immediate, helpful feedback on your performance. This is a great way to prepare for real job interviews: you'll get a good idea of what to expect and learn how to successfully sell yourself to potential employers.

An important note: to be eligible for an interview, you must be registered for the OLA Super Conference.

To enroll: Complete this online form by December 9th, 2016: http://bit.ly/OLACareerCentreParticipant2017

7. President's Memorandum

It's finally December! Good luck on all your assignments and exams, and remember to take short study breaks to relax and unwind (yeah, I know, that's easier said than done). For those interested, the student lounge (BL705) has a few board games, and the Inforum has iRelax materials that you can borrow for meditation breaks. Those of you that like to play the piano in the student lounge, please be mindful of the volume, as the doctoral students are also busy working in their offices (located right next door to the lounge).

Finally, before I get back to working on my four assignments, I want to remind everyone about the iBall that's this Friday! It'll be a fun opportunity to celebrate the end-of-term with your MI peers, along with faculty and staff. Plus there'll be lots of free food! Please register at the Eventbrite link above.

See you around the iSchool,

Chelsea

--
Chelsea Misquith
President, 2016-2017
Master of Information Student Council