MISCellaneous #22 – Week of March 5-11, 2018

  1. MISC InForum Collections Meeting
  2. MISC Reminder for Upcoming Spring Elections
  3. MISC-MUSSA Trivia Night with FIAA
  4. Master of Information Student Council’s iBall
  5. Librarians Without Borders Second Annual Human Library Event
  6. iSchool Book Club Meeting #14: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  7. Film Club over here: LiBRARY Themed
  8. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium
  9. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!
  10. Inforum Collection Student Petition
  11. Digital Tattoo – Call for Submissions
  12. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. MISC InForum Collections Meeting

Event Date: March 13th, 4pm

Location: BL 507



Amber the President and Emma the Vice President of MISC, as well as Kathleen Scheaffer, InForum Outreach and Instructional Services Coordinator, will be available in person to discuss the changes to the InForum collection, as well as to hear feedback and concerns.


As always, we encourage you to communicate strong feelings to Dean Wendy Duff at wendy.duff@utoronto.ca. In addition, the InForum librarians have expressed that they are also open to all feedback, and you can CC all three with this list: elisa.sze@utoronto.canalini.singh@utoronto.ca; kathleen.scheaffer@utoronto.ca. Lastly, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will gladly relay any messages you send us to the Dean on your behalf – just e-mail us at misc@utoronto.ca.


  1. MISC Reminder for Upcoming Spring Elections

Event Date: March 12 – April 1



It’s time to start thinking about your extracurriculars next year! The Master of Information Student Council are actively seeking student representation from all concentrations. Nominations will open next week for the following positions:


Executive Positions Available: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster

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


Nomination Period: March 12 – March 25*

Voting Period: March 26 – April 1*


*Note: Times are not finalized


  1. MISC-MUSSA Trivia Night with FIAA

Event Date: Thursday March 22

Location: Time and place TBD


Do you have a random assortment of facts clouding up your brain? Do you like to share these random facts whenever you can? Well – here’s your chance to do so, and maybe win a prize for it! MISC is teaming with MUSSA and FIAA to hold a joint, iSchool Trivia night! Come on out on Thursday March 22nd to hang out with your friends and make some new ones, chat with students from the MMSt program, and meet alumni from both programs. There will be some prizes for the winning team. Come early to form teams and get a good table! Stay tuned for more details.


  1. Master of Information Student Council’s iBall

Event Date: Wednesday April 11th, 7pm-10pm

Location: University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/misc-end-of-year-iball-for-mi-students-and-faculty-tickets-43748556109
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/785135351694538

The end of the school year is on the horizon, and that means MISC’s end of year party is on it’s way as well! For some students, graduation is near and school’s out forever – for other students, school’s just out for the summer. But the learning and friendship never ends, so come and celebrate the start of summer with your student council, your peers, and your faculty!

Join us at the Faculty Club (41 Willcocks St. on campus) on Wednesday April 11th from 7-10pm for a reception and cash bar (no formal dress code, although we do encourage you to dress up!) A pub night will follow after 10 pm. Attendance is free for MI students and faculty. You are also welcome to bring a friend or significant other! RSVP early as space is limited and seats are on a first-come basis.

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at / feel free to direct any questions to misc@utoronto.ca. Best of luck with the remainder of your semester. MISC is looking forward to celebrating with you in April!


  1. Librarians Without Borders Second Annual Human Library Event

Event Date: Tuesday March 6th, 4:30-6:00pm

Location: InForum (BL 417)

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038555023078928/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-human-library-2018-tickets-42661572913


Librarians Without Borders University of Toronto Chapter is proud to present the second annual Human Library Event. Many information professionals are scheduled to attend from across public, academic, and special library sectors. The event will take place in a roundtable discussion format. Refreshments will be served! Please RSVP using the EventBrite link, as space is limited!


  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting #14: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Event Date: Thursday March 8 @ 4PM

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ischoolbookclub/


If you like reading and discussing books, come check out the iSchool Book Club! Our next meeting is on Thursday March 8 at 4PM in the student lounge (BL705). We will be discussing The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.


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. Film Club over here: LiBRARY Themed

Date: Friday March 9, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Student Lounge, 7th floor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FILMCLUBoverhere/

In wake of the proposed iNforum LiBRARY dismantling… let’s get together and watch a thoughtful documentary on the meaning of the library – a nexus of community and intellectual development.

Ex Libris: New York Public Library
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
3hr 17min

In the case that we cannot obtain a copy of Ex Libris, we have a selection of VHS and other video videos on libraries in the 21st century. Will surely lend to iNteresting conversation.

Event start 7:30pm
Film start 8pm

Snacks and/or pizza provided.

sEee yoU there !


  1. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium

Event Date: Saturday March 10th, 8:30am-6:30pm

Location: Massey College, University of Toronto


Contact: bhpccolloquium@gmail.com


The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium will take place in Massey College’s Upper Library this Saturday (March 10th)! In keeping with this year’s theme, “Books Beyond Reading: Uses, Reuses, and Abuses of Textual Objects,” the program includes eleven exciting papers that challenge conventional narratives about inscribed objects for passive consumption, from up-and-coming researchers from the University of Toronto and beyond. The program also includes lively keynote addresses from Dr. Heidi Bohaker and Dr. Bhavani Rhaman, both from the University of Toronto’s Department of History.


For more information about the program and to register for the event, please visit the Colloquium’s website at www.bhpccolloquium2018.wordpress.com.


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

Dates: March 20th onward, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

Location: Graduate Student Union, 16 Bancroft Ave.


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, March 20 – 5PM
  • Wednesday, April 4 – 7PM


These are drop in recreational games. Hope to see you all there!


  1. Inforum Collection Student Petition

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr_tWLnAAmcsbLGGXvQVKCgRMLBzalCzEoCEvi97cTs8ddrQ/viewform?edit

Last week, a group of MI students put together a petition to express their concern on the proposed dismantling of the Inforum print collection, as well as the lack of consultation with the main userbase students and the Inforum Librarians on this major issue of resource management. If you are concerned with how this process has taken place so far, please sign and circulate as widely as possible. As well, comment on the petition  to include ideas for more effective design of the Inforum space or other space in Bissell Building. Or discuss the value of the Inforum collection for your purposes at iSchool, etc.


The petition will be submitted to its addressees in the days approaching the proposed dismantling date, May 1st, 2018. To convey your concerns about the collection dismantling more immediately, email Dean Duff at wendy.duff@utoronto.ca. Be sure to CC Inforum Librarians on your email as they are compiling student concerns: elisa.sze@utoronto.canalini.singh@utoronto.ca; kathleen.scheaffer@utoronto.ca. Our librarians are Eliza Sze (Collections & Public Services Coordinator), Nalini Singh (Reference Services Coordinator), Kathleen Scehaffer (Outreach and Instructional Services Coordinator).


  1. Digital Tattoo – Call for Submissions

Contact:  digital.tattoo@ubc.ca – subject line DIGITAL TATTOO SUBMISSION


Digital Tattoo is a collaborative project between the University of British Columbia Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Learning Commons, along with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. The goal of Digital Tattoo is to encourage students to think about digital identity, question what it means to be a digital citizen, and engage in conversations around digital issues. We are currently accepting blog-style written submissions for a broad student audience. This is a great opportunity to have work published within a professional community. Entries should be between 400 and 600 words, covering topics such as

  • Our Data: surveillance, privacy, uses.
  • Digital Citizenship: access, freedom and responsibility
  • Privacy on the Internet: expectations, rights, and responsibilities
  • Sharing and re-using: ethics, ownership, copyright.

Please send all written submissions to digital.tattoo@ubc.ca with the subject line DIGITAL TATTOO SUBMISSION and the following:

  • Name and Program
  • Proposed Title for your submission
  • Confirmation that your submission is original content that has not been posted or published elsewhere

Be sure to check out the Digital Tattoo website for examples of tone and topics.


  1. 12Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

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

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


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