MISCellaneous – 13 March, 2017

  1. MISC Spring Elections
  2. MISC Annual Instructor Award
  3. MISC PD Presents: Ontario Public Service Career Panel
  4. MISC Social Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap
    5. MISC March Meeting
  5. Valuing Our Scans: Understanding the Impact of Digitized Ethnographic Archives
  6. ACA Human Library
  7. ACA Fisher Library and UTARMS Tour
  8. CAPAL’s Academic Librarianship Q&A Panel
  9. Film & Video: Handling Damage & Disruption Workshop

  1. MISC Spring Elections


Announcement link: http://uoft.me/votemisc


Nominations are now open for MISC elections for 2017-2018! We are actively seeking representation from all concentrations.


Nomination Period: March 13 – March 24

Voting Period: March 27 – March 31


Executive Positions Available: President, Secretary, Treasure, Webmaster

Other Positions Available: Social Committee Chairs (2), Professional Development Chair, Academic Affairs Officer, Tech Fund Rep (2), Graduate Student Union Reps (2), Life and Times Committee Rep, MRAC Rep, Alumni Association Rep, MISC/MUSSA Liaison.


For further information and nomination forms, please visit: http://uoft.me/votemisc. If you have any questions about the elections procedure, please email MISC Secretary and CRO for the elections, Sari Gutman, at sari.gutman@mail.utoronto.ca. [Please refresh your browser history “since the beginning of time” in case of any difficulties accessing the website.]



  1. MISC Annual Instructor Award


Announcement link: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/instructoraward


MISC recognizes an instructor at each year’s convocation reception. If an iSchool instructor has positively impacted your education, consider nominating them at misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/instructoraward by March 24th. Voting will be held March 27 – 31. Note that the award can be presented anonymously or include your name.


If you have any questions about the Annual Instructor Award, please email MISC Secretary, Sari Gutman, at sari.gutman@mail.utoronto.ca. [Please refresh your browser history “since the beginning of time” in case of any difficulties accessing the website.]



  1. MISC PD Presents: Ontario Public Service Career Panel


Event date: Tuesday March 14, 2017 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Location: Room 728


Come learn about a career in government in Ontario’s public service. Our expert panel includes members of the Community Service Cluster, Cyber Security Branch, and Digital Government Ontario. Learn the secrets that make your application lead to an interview. Hear expert advice on finding and succeeding in a job with the Ontario government. Discover insights that will lead to a fulfilling career in public service. This is an incredible experience and a chance to network with the people solving the difficult challenges facing the government today.



  1. MISC Social Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap


Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Location: Bissell Building, 7th floor Student Lounge


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849942438617152/


The iSchool will be having its first official Clothing Swap next month, open to all students, staff, and faculty! Please see the FB event page for details on how it works.



  1. MISC March Meeting


MISC is having our March meeting on Friday, March 17 from 3-5 PM in the Student Lounge (BL705). All MI/CRO students are welcome to attend.



  1. Valuing Our Scans: Understanding the Impact of Digitized Ethnographic Archives


Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 12:00 PM-1:00 PM


Location: Bissell Room 728


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1196998527021556/


Website link: https://www.facebook.com/ACAUofT/


Join the University of Toronto’s Student Chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists as Dr. Ricardo L. Punzalan explores the ethical concerns related to the digitization of ethnographic archives. The presentation will provide an overview of ethnographic archives, their users and uses; evaluate relevant frameworks, methods, and published studies on impact assessment, and discuss implications in assessing access to digitized ethnographic archives. Dr. Punzalan is an Assistant Professor of archives and digital curation at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies.



  1. ACA Human Library


Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 5:30 PM-8:00 PM


Location: First Floor (Basement), Bissell Building


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1870995529852176/


Website link: https://www.facebook.com/ACAUofT/


Come out to the ACA’s 2nd Annual Human Library Event! This event features archivists and records managers from across the GTA who will be available to be “checked out” for ten minutes to talk to them about their career and work. We have professional coming from a wide array of institutions, including: AGO, Seneca College, the Museum of Estonians Abroad, York University, Ontario Securities Commission, Archives of Ontario and the Pickering Public Library, with more to be announced! Food and drinks will be served



  1. ACA Fisher Library and UTARMS Tour


Event date: Monday March 20, 2017 12:15 PM-1:30 PM


Location: Lobby, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/107271806456786/

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/ACAUofT/


Join the ACA for a tour of two of the University’s unique archives. We will hear from Liz Ridolfo, Special Project Librarian, Fisher Library; Natalya Rattan, Processing Archivist, Fisher Library; and Tys Klumpenhouwer, Records Archivist, UTARMS. RSVP to j.deruyter@mail.utoronto.ca to reserve your spot.

  1. CAPAL’s Academic Librarianship Q&A Panel


Announcement title: CAPAL’s Academic Librarianship Q&A Panel

Event date: Wednesday March 22, 2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Location: Bissell 507

Website link: http://utcapal.weebly.com/


Are you considering a career in academic librarianship? Are you interested in learning about the day-to-day life of an academic librarian, interviews, and the job search process? Join CAPAL for a Q&A panel event featuring U of T librarians on Wednesday, March 22nd, from 4:30 – 6:00 in room 507. Guests from across U of T will speak about their experiences as academic librarians and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday March 22nd, 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Bissell Room 507



  1. Film & Video: Handling Damage & Disruption Workshop


Event date: Wednesday March 22, 2017 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Media Commons

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-video-handling-damage-disruption-workshop-tickets-31541341000

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/events/217803218691648/?active_tab=about


This hands-on workshop aims to empower students and archivists to handle and assess these materials with confidence and be able to work out a plan to triage the damage. The workshop will be led by Media Commons Assistant Media Archivists, Rachel E. Beattie and Christina Stewart. This two-hour session will provide short lectures on film and video media and participants will have hands-on access to the materials. They will be shown how to handle and identify the many damages that can occur. Solutions and methods for repairing the affected materials will also be discussed.



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