MISCellaneous #14 – December 11-17, 2017

  1. Opposition to the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy (Updated)
  2. MISC Meeting – December 15 @ 5pm
  3. MI Merchandise – Coming Soon!
  4. iSchool Book Club Meeting #11: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  5. SLA Joint Holiday Social
  6. Join the iSchool Discord Channel for Holiday Gaming
  7. 13th Annual Career Information Networking Event
  8. 8. OLA Super Conference 2018
  9. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals
  10. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium – Call for Proposals
  11. President’s Memorandum

  1. Opposition to the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy (Updated)

Deadline (extended): December 15, 2017

Contact: misc.ischool@gmail.com

Link to FULL Version of Policy: http://www.governingcouncil.lamp4.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/a1005-6i-2017-2018ab.pdf
Link to Poll: https://goo.gl/forms/5f0pHimp2570jGIq2


MISC would like to know your thoughts regarding the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy


Whether you would like our Faculty to support or not support the Policy, please let us know your thoughts by filling out our Google Form,
located here: https://goo.gl/forms/5f0pHimp2570jGIq2


  1. MISC Meeting – December 15 @ 5pm

Event date: Friday December 15, 5-7pm

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)


MISC is holding our final meeting of the semester this Friday, December 15 at 5pm in the Student Lounge (BL705).


All MI students are welcome to attend!


This includes if you would like to hear about or discuss the InForum’s removal of 24/7 fob access, merchandise decisions, etc.


  1. MI Merchandise – Coming Soon!


We will be distributing information regarding merchandise purchasing in the new year. Stay tuned for details as well as a survey providing potential options.


  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting #11: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Event date: Tuesday December 12, 2017 4:00 PM

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

If you like reading and discussing books, come check out the iSchool Book Club! Our next meeting is on Tuesday December 12 at 4:00 PM in the student lounge (BL705). We will be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.


As always, anyone is welcome to come! We begin each meeting by discussing books in general, exchanging recommendations, and catching up on what we’ve all been reading (or not reading), before moving on to our discussion of the official book for the month. We’re always happy to have new attendees!


  1. SLA Joint Holiday Social

Date: Thursday December 14, 6-9pm
Location: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto

Cost: $25

Link: http://toronto.sla.org/events/


SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at The Arts and Letters Club. Sign up for the Buddy Program when you register and we’ll pair you with a seasoned professional who will be happy to get you oriented and introduce you to the community!


  1. Join the iSchool Discord Channel for Holiday Gaming

Deadline: Open

Channel: 3HkgyjE


Hello fellow iSchoolers. This message is for all the gamers out there. There is a group of us that think it would be cool to get together online and play some video games! Anything from Overwatch to Board games is on the table!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, you can join the channel here or enter the channel information above.


  1. 13th Annual Career Information Networking Event

Event Date: January 17, 2018

Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/13th-annual-career-networking-event-at-u-of-ts-faculty-of-information-tickets-40950437862

Contact: pd.ischool@utoronto.ca

You’re invited to the University of Toronto Faculty of Information’s 13th annual career networking event on January 17th, 2018 from 3-6 pm.

Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/13th-annual-career-networking-event-at-u-of-ts-faculty-of-information-tickets-40950437862

Previously known as the Employer Showcase, the Career Information Networking Event is designed to connect the Faculty’s next generation of information professionals to employers from across information fields, offering a platform for both emerging professionals and employers to demonstrate their skills and strengths. The event is intended to introduce attendees to new people and ideas, foster conversations and learning opportunities and provide a chance for students and employers alike to showcase their work and talent. While some employers may have jobs posted, the format is designed to promote exchanges and relationships between emerging and established information professionals and their organizations.

Career Networking Format: The first portion of the event will feature a more formal tabling setting where organizations can showcase their work and materials. For the second part of the event, we encourage organizations to move away from their tables to make use of the Inforum space to enjoy some food, and mingle with organizations and students to have more informal conversations.

LinkedIn Photos: We are very happy to be welcoming back professional photographer David Chang, who will be offering free professional headshots for LinkedIn to all attendees. Be sure to take advantage of this awesome opportunity to professionalize your profile and take advantage of a service that typically has high costs.

  1. OLA Super Conference 2018

Event Date: January 31-February 2, 2018

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DEUU87ps25Mljj1L2
Deadline: Until spots fill

Contact: volunteersuperconference@gmail.com


The 2018 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2018 is seeking enthusiastic students to fill volunteer shifts. The OLA Super Conference will run from January 31 to February 2, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is a great opportunity to network, gain exposure to a wide variety of libraries and information work, learn new skills, and attend Canada’s largest conference for library professionals.


The call for volunteers is located here: http://www.olasuperconference.ca/attend/volunteer/confvolunteer/


Space is limited, so sign up early! If there are still shifts to choose from on the sign-up form, you’ll be able to register!


  1. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018

Link: https://ischoolstudentconference.weebly.com
Deadline: January 24, 2018

Contact: ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com


As we all dive into the blissful relaxation of holiday time after the busy end of term, please take a moment to think about the ideas that you could share with your peers and faculty at the 2018 iSchool Student Conference. The theme is Information in the Air: Society and the Evolving Media. Submit your proposals now!


  1. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium – Call for Proposals

Event Date: March 10th, 2018

Location: Massey College, University of Toronto


Deadline: December 14th, 2017



The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium has announced its theme of “Books Beyond Reading: Uses, Reuses, and Abuses of Textual Objects.” The organizing committee invites interdisciplinary approaches to producing, consuming, or understanding books (etc.) in ways that challenge conventional narratives about inscribed objects as surfaces for passive consumption. The conference seeks to explore the following questions: What do we do with books and documents in addition to reading them? Under what conditions have people used textual objects for non-reading purposes, and for whose benefit? How does the study of these uses influence the politics of knowledge production today?


For a complete list of possible topics and for more information on the event, please follow the link listed above, or contact the organizing committee at the listed email address.  We look forward to your submissions!


  1. President’s Memorandum


It’s finally here, the end of the year! If you’re looking for some short study break activities to get through the last few days, the student lounge (BL705) has a few board games, and the Inforum has iRelax materials that can be borrowed for meditation and wellness.


Thank you once again to everyone that came out to the Winter Soiree, organized by our lovely Social Committee – Clara and Eunice! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. Good luck with the remainder of your assignments and exams, and have a wonderful winter break. We’ll see you in 2018!


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