MISCellaneous #16 – Week of January 22-28, 2018

  1. Open Meeting regarding InForum Service Changes
  2. MISC Meeting – January 26 @ 5:30pm
  3. UX Job Talks – Virtual Format Available
  4. Feedback/Petition on InForum Changes
  5. MISC-MUSSA Joint Games Night
  6. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals
  7. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!
  8. 8iSchool French Club – outing to exhibit at Alliance Française
  9. The iJournal – Call for Submissions
  10. CAPAL: Tell Us About Yourself!
  11. OLA Super Conference 2018
  12. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. Open Meeting regarding InForum Service Changes

Event Date: Wednesday January 31, 4-6pm

Location: BL728, Bissell building


If you would like to speak out about the recent Service Changes at the InForum, please come to the open meeting on January 31. Wendy Duff, our dean, and Lari Langford, InForum Service Director, will be in attendance to hear your feedback and discuss the issue.


  1. MISC Meeting – January 26 @ 5:30pm

Event date: Friday January 26, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)


MISC is holding our first meeting of the Winter Term on Friday, January 26 at 5:30pm 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. UX Job Talks – Virtual Format Available


Location for Physical Talk: BL728


The iSchool is currently in the midst of hiring two new Associate Professors in UXD, 1 Teaching Stream and 1 Research. Many of these talks take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 1-4pm. If you would like to participate in helping to select this candidate, but cannot make it to one of the talks due to work, class, or other engagements, please contact Anna Pralat to get a virtual copy of the lecture. These are available by request only!


Here is the schedule:


Thursday January 25 – Adrian Reetz (Teaching)

o    1:30 – 3:30 pm


Monday January 29 – Lennart Nacke (Research)

o    1:30 – 3:00 pm


Thursday February 1 – Joyojeet Pal (Research)

o    3:30 – 5:00 pm


Thursday February 15 – Olivier St-Cyr (Teaching)

o    1:30 – 3:30 pm


If you wish to view the previous talks: Anthony Tang (Research),  Beth Coleman (Research), Tiffany Tseng (Teaching) – please contact Anna Pralat.


  1. Feedback/Petition on InForum Changes

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfROuXoZUHOarQ5PvFgJheWNqZpo19SLPUeStZcY3DV1bQa3A/viewform

Contact: misc@utoronto.ca


There is a petition currently circulating calling attention to the decision to change InForum hours/accessibility. This petition stresses that discussion occur through transparent and collaborative engagement with students on possible solutions.


For more details on the matter, see the link below:



If you do not wish to sign the petition but would still like to provide feedback on the issue before the open meeting on January 31, please contact MISC directly.


  1. MISC-MUSSA Joint Games Night

Event Date: Thursday, January 25th 4:00-6:30 pm

Location: BL 417


MISC and MUSSA have joined forces to host a games night for both MI and MMSt students. This is your chance to get to know the other side of the iSchool as you play a round or two of your favourite games. Join us on Thursday January 25th from 4-6:30 in room 417 of the Inforum. It’s a BYOB event – bring your own boardgames! There will also be boardgames provided for those who don’t carry their favourite games in their back pocket. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


  1. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals

Deadline: January 24, 2018

Link: https://ischoolstudentconference.weebly.com

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018

Contact: ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com


The theme of this year’s iSchool Student Conference is Information in the Air: Society and the Evolving Media.


Participation at the iSchool Student Conference is a great opportunity for you to gain experience sharing your research and acquired knowledge with peers and faculty. Give a new life to your research papers or projects by presenting your ideas at the student conference and gain valuable skills for your resume.


The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, January 24th – hurry and submit yours today!


For more information about the conference, please visit: https://ischoolstudentconference.weebly.com.


  1. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!

Dates: January 16 onward, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings


The iSports – iSchool Recreational Sports Team would like to invite all students for a game of recreational volleyball games held throughout the academic term. No skills or experience necessary!


Winter Term – Volleyball Games:

Tuesday, January 16 – 6PM

Wednesday, January 24 – 10PM

Tuesday, January 30 – 5PM

Tuesday, February 13 – 6PM

Tuesday, February 27 – 5PM

Tuesday, March 20 – 5PM

Wednesday, April 4 – 7PM


These are drop in recreational games located in Graduate Students Union, 16 Bancroft Ave. Hope to see you all there!


  1. iSchool French Club – outing to exhibit at Alliance Française

Event DateJanuary 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ischool.frenchclub/

Contact: frenchclub.ischool@gmail.com


iSchool French club will attend a painting exhibition “Mores Hominum: Questioning of human behaviour through art”, created by a Montreal native painter Krystina Stamatopoulos. Everyone is welcome to join! We’ll meet in the iSchool lobby on Wednesday, January 24th, at 6:30 pm and make our way to the Galerie Pierre Léon at 24 Spadina Rd (Alliance Française). RSVP on Facebook or by email.

To find out more about the exhibit, please visit https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/exhibitions/mores-hominum-questioning-of-human-behaviour-through-art


  1. The iJournal – Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Submission Link: http://www.theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Website: http://www.theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal/index

Contact: theijournalinfo@gmail.com



The iJournal is a peer-reviewed journal run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information. We are currently seeking essays, research reports, design reports, case studies, empirical studies, literature reviews, software and system evaluations, and other exemplary student work to publish in our Spring 2018 issue.


If you are an iSchool student in any program or concentration, this is an excellent opportunity to share your work with the iSchool community and add a peer-reviewed publication to your CV, resume, or professional portfolio.

Submissions can be sent to theijournalinfo@gmail.com. To view our submission guidelines, please visit our website: www.theijournal.ca.


Submission deadline: January 31, 2018.


  1. CAPAL: Tell Us About Yourself!

Deadline: February 1




Are you interested in academic librarianship? Want to write about yourself rather than write your papers? The CAPAL (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians) student chapter here at UofT is looking for students who want to share, in about 200 words, why they are interested in academic librarianship for our feature article in CAPAL’s Student Committee Newsletter. If you are interested, shoot us an email at utcapal@gmail.com or send us a message on facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/utcapal/ before February 1st.


Not sure what to write but want to participate? We’d love to hear from you anyway and we can interview you!


  1. OLA Super Conference 2018

Event Date: January 31-February 3, 2018

Link: http://www.olasuperconference.ca

The 2018 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2018 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/


  1. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

Deadline: Weekly, Submit by Sunday at 11:59PM

Contact: misc@utoronto.ca or amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca