MISCellaneous – 21 February, 2017

  1. MISC Game Night!
  2. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap
    3. Vote in the Tech Fund Referendum: February 13th-28th, 2017
    4. Dr. Greg Bak Lecture: Understanding Media(tion)
  3. Human Library Event
  4. iSchool Book Club Meeting 2
  5. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Volunteers
  6. Book Loving Volunteers Needed!

  1. MISC Game Night!

Event date: Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00 PM-11:00 PM


Location: Student Lounge, BL705


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1246079658801239/


You’re probably going to spend reading week in the Inforum, catching up on readings and working on assignments right? Why not take a short break on Wednesday evening (February 22nd) to play some board games and have some snacks right in the Student Lounge! We’ll have a bunch of board games (like Saboteur, Codenames, Jenga) and snacks (like chips, candy, cookies) and feel free to bring your own! This’ll happen right in the Student Lounge at 8:00 pm so you don’t have to go anywhere and you can join or turn back to your school work at anytime.



  1. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap


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


Location: Bissell Building, 7th floor Student Lounge


The iSchool will be having its first official Clothing Swap next month, open to all students, staff, and faculty. Many of you went home for Reading Week, so it’s a great opportunity to bring back some stuff you no longer want to become new-to-me clothing in someone else’s closet.


How it works: Drop off your old clothes and pick out new ones to take home. Make sure to bring a reusable bag or other item to keep the items you take away – though we will try to have a box of garbage bags just in case. There is no entry fee or ticket process, you can take and leave as many items as you like!


Accepted items: Men’s & Women’s Clothing (jackets, coats, pants, jeans, leggings, sweatpants, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tanks/sleeveless tops, dress shirts, sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, blazers, dresses, shoes, boots, sandals, workout tops and bottoms, sports bras, bras, undergarments with the tag still on) and Accessories (hats, mittens, belts, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, jewellery).


If it’s worn out and you want to get rid of it, please bring it! It can be difficult to find and get to a donation site so we’ll be taking care of that. Leftover items will be taken to Double Take Thrift Store. The more worn in items will go to a facility to be recycled. If it’s not on the list, please contact Amber at amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca and I’ll let you know if it’s accepted or not. Please email Amber if you’d like to volunteer to help out at the event. If you can’t make it on Thursday but still want to donate and/or have a lot of stuff to donate and want to drop it off ahead of time, please email misc.ischool@utoronto.ca to arrange a drop-off time or potential pick-up.


  1. Vote in the Tech Fund Referendum: February 13th-28th, 2017


Website link: voting.utoronto.ca

Vote now in the Tech Fund referendum through the online U of T Voting System! To learn more about Tech Fund go to our pages on both the MISC and MUSSA websites.



  1. Dr. Greg Bak Lecture: Understanding Media(tion)

    Event date: Monday February 27, 2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

    Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

    Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lecture-by-dr-greg-bak-understanding-mediation-tickets-31288161734

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

    Join the University of Toronto’s Student Chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists as we present a Lecture by Dr. Greg Bak of the University of Manitoba. Dr. Bak will be giving a lecture titled “Understanding Media(ion): Descriptive Standards, Mediating Technologies and Archival Decolonization.” The lecture will explore the role of standards in archival decolonization, examine established international standard like OAIS and PREMIS, as well as emerging standards such as RiC-CM and the proposed changes to RAD. Dr. Bak is an assistant professor of history (archival studies) at the University of Manitoba and worked on the university’s successful bid to steward the archives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    5. Human Library Event


Event date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:30 PM-6:30 PM


Location: Inforum (BL404)

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/human-library-tickets-31976600874?aff=es2

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/events/719024481596978/

Librarian’s Without Borders is proud to present the Human Library Event! We have over a dozen information professionals across many diverse and interesting fields who will be attending. Students will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with professionals in small groups. We have professionals attending from institutions such as Sunnybrooke Foundation, CBC library and archives, Toronto Public Library, Centennial College Library, and SO MANY MORE. To find the full bios, and to register (space is limited!) go to our eventbrite page! Light refreshments will be served.


  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting 2

    Event date: Tuesday March 7, 2017 4:00 PM

    Location: Student Lounge

    Website link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1828609894088661/

    The second meeting of the iSchool Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00pm. The winner of the poll for this month’s book is The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. This young adult novel is about Alex, who is haunted by her sister’s murder three years ago, and what happens when she takes violent revenge on her sister’s killer. The novel presents an unflinching takedown of rape culture and slut-shaming. Content Warning for discussions of rape and animal cruelty.

    No participation in previous meetings is required to jump into this month’s! We hope that this book club will facilitate critical thinking and lively discussion about a specific monthly book, and also provide a community through which interested iSchool students can embrace their love of reading and meet others who share this love. Often the intense studies required in Grad School make it difficult to continue to pursue non-academic reading, and we hope that a book club can act as a source of momentum for anyone who wants encouragement to read more. Keep up to date with what’s going on in the bookclub through our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1828609894088661/

    7. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Volunteers

    Website link: http://canadanow2017.wordpress.com/

    This years conference committee is looking for student volunteers to help out on March 10th and March 11th! We are looking for students to help with registration and set up, student moderators, and student photographers! Priority will be given to student with full day availability. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit our website at https://canadanow2017.wordpress.com/ or send us an email at ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com for more details.

    8. Book Loving Volunteers Needed!

    Event date: Tuesdays and Thursdays (weekly) 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

    The Robarts Library (Used) Book Room is looking for volunteers to help sort and sell used books Tuesday and/or Thursday, 11 AM to 3:00 PM weekly throughout the school year. The Book Room is on the 2nd floor of the library and sells donated books to students, staff and visitors at reduced prices. Ability to interact with people, ability to make change, and love of books required. Please contact Ross Petras at greekdrama3@gmail.com if interested.


Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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