MISCellaneous – 20 March, 2017

  1. MISC MHWG Surprise
  2. MISC Spring Elections
  3. MISC Annual Instructor Award
  4. CAPAL’s Academic Librarianship Q&A Panel
  5. Film & Video: Handling Damage & Disruption Workshop
  6. ACA Elections
  7. MI Students ALA Pizza Lunch
  8. iJournal Launch Party
  9. AMIA Elections

  1. MISC MHWG Surprise


Event date: Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:00 PM (ish)


Location: Inforum, 4th floor


MISC’s Mental Health Working Group has a mini surprise for those studying at the Inforum at the date/time mentioned above. Keep an eye out 😉



  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. 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.



  1. ACA Elections


Event deadline: Friday March 24, 2017


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


Looking to get involved with the archival community, build up your resume, or network with current and emerging archival professionals? The Association of Canada Archivists Student Chapter is a great way to do all of these! Nominations for Executive Positions for next year are now open. Positions include Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Events Coordinator, Communications, Internal Affairs, and Fundraising Representative. To nominate yourself send a 2-3 sentence statement on why you would be a great fit, along with the top two positions you are interested in, to aca.uoft@gmail.com. You don’t need to be a member of the ACA to nominate, and we encourage everyone who is interested to apply! For more information or position descriptions email aca.uoft@gmail.com.


  1. MI Students ALA Pizza Lunch

Event date: Monday March 27, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Location: BL728

You are invited to attend an ‘MI Students/ALA Pizza Lunch’ for MI students on Monday, March 27 from noon to 1 pm, Rm. 728 to engage with members of the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Review Panel.

At regularly scheduled intervals, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA) evaluates the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto iSchool.  The program has continuously been judged to be in “good standing” since 1937 when it was first accredited.  Last assessed in 2010, the program is currently undergoing its review for 2017. Accreditation assures for students, employers, and the general public, a level of quality control in the education and training of information professionals.

The process involves preparation of a comprehensive Self-Study document which provides evidence of compliance with five standards relating to (1) systematic planning, (2) curriculum, (3) faculty, (4) students, and (5) administration, finances, and resources.  The standards stress innovation, and encourage programs to take an active role in and concern for future developments and growth in the field of information.  The final Self-Study document was approved by Faculty Council in February and submitted to the COA; the iSchool will be welcoming a panel of external reviewers for a site visit, March 27 and 28.

The External Review Panel (ERP) will consult with a large variety and number of stakeholders.  They want to hear from those who are most engaged with, impacted by, and regularly interfacing with the iSchool MI program.  It is the opportunity for the iSchool community and those associated with it to provide input and offer opinions regarding the MI program.

Please Rsvp Christine Chan christinegrace.chan@utoronto.ca if you are planning to attend.

  1. The iJournal Launch Party

Event date: Thursday March 30, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Location: Student Lounge (Rm 705)

Join us for the launch of the iJournal’s Spring issue! 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!

9. AMIA Elections


Event deadline: Monday April 10, 2017 5:00 PM


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


The Association of Moving Image Archivists is looking for students to join their 2017/2018 executive team. Our chapter works to organize a variety of professional and social events to raise awareness about moving image preservation. We are looking for a President, Vice Pres, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Media executive. If you want to get involved and learn more about moving image archives (no prior knowledge needed to join!) email us at amiaatuoft@gmail.com.


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