MISCellaneous – 24 October, 2016

  1. Want to put Student Council on your Resume? 1 Position Now Available
  2. Winter Clothing Swap – Post-Reading Week
  3. MISC InForum Collections Meeting
  4. Great Library Tour
  5. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!
  6. Sew What?!
  7. iSchool Student Conference – Register Today for This Week’s Event!
  8. iSchool Game Night 2018
  9. Librarians Without Borders Second Annual Human Library Event
  10. Museum Talks – Museums and The Environment – March 1
  11. Digital Tattoo – Call for Submissions
  12. Varsity Referendum
  13. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. Want to put Student Council on your Resume? 1 Position Now Available

Deadline: Open
Weekly Time Commitment: 0-2 hours

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


The Master of Information Student Council has 1 new spot available. We are currently seeking:


  • Culture & Technology Student (attend remaining 2 MISC meetings of year)
    Dates: March 19 4pm-6pm, April meeting time to be determined (in the week of April 9-13)


Contact information above if interested. Looks great on your resume!


  1. 2Winter Clothing Swap – Post-Reading Week

Event Date: Monday February 26 & Tuesday February 27, 11am-5pm

Location: BL705


Sick of your old clothes? Want to get them off your hands and get some new-to-you pieces?


Come check out the Fall Clothing Swap! We’ll be running out of the Student Lounge. Bring in your old clothes and take some new ones.


All leftover pieces will be sorted. Ripped and stained items will be taken to Value Village for recycling, items in good condition will go to the Yonge Street Mission’s store Double Take.


  1. MISC InForum Collections Meeting – Moved to Next Week!

Event Date: March 5th, 4pm

Location: TBD



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


  1. Great Library Tour


Event Date: Tuesday February 27th, 2PM

Location: 130 Queen St, Library for Law Society of Ontario

Deadline: February 23

RSVP: sla.tsg.1@gmail.com


Interested in law librarianship?  Join SLA-TSG for a free tour of the Great Library at the Law Society of Ontario!


To RSVP, please send an email to sla.tsg.1@gmail.com by Friday, February 23. Feel free to reach out with any questions.


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

Dates: February 27 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, February 27 – 5PM
  • Tuesday, March 20 – 5PM
  • Wednesday, April 4 – 7PM


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


  1. Sew What?!

Dates: February 15 onward, Thursdays from 1-6pm

Location: BL307

Website: http://studio307.github.io


Drop-in to Studio307 Thursdays from 1 to 6 pm for Sew What, a community stitching session. Bring your own project or start one here, stay for the whole time or just a little while – it’s up to you! No experience necessary, all levels welcome! Learn from your peers and make something cool!


  1. iSchool Student Conference – Register Today for This Week’s Event!

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/information-in-the-air-society-and-the-evolving-media-tickets-42567132439

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018

Contact: ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com


Get your ticket now for two days of exciting new research from your fellow students, a keynote from an alumna of the iSchool, and delicious food!


This promises to be an exciting conference that will expand your horizons; see the work of your friends and peers, and continue the journey of lifelong learning. The keynote on Friday evening, by noted professional Anabel Quan-Haase, will be followed by a reception at the Faculty Club.


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


  1. iSchool Game Night 2018

Event Date: Friday, March 2, 2018, 5pm-12am

Location: BL705, Student Lounge

Form for Games Collaboration: https://goo.gl/forms/6SzcZ5YR7FCsVRKB2


The iSchool Game Night is making a return and will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 5pm to midnight! It was a blast last year, so we’re doing it again!


Come for loads of video games, board games, and free food. There will also be a door raffle with prizes to be won. So come relax and spend time with your friends and classmates.


Feel free to bring your games and consoles as well — those who do are eligible for additional raffle tickets! Please let us know what games you can bring: https://goo.gl/forms/6SzcZ5YR7FCsVRKB2


It promises to be an interesting night. So come and have fun! Bring your friends! Open to all iSchool students.


  1. Librarians Without Borders Second Annual Human Library Event

Event Date: Tuesday March 13th, 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. 10. Museum Talks: Museums and The Environment – March 1

Event Date: Thursday March 1, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM

Location: BL728



This panel engages in discussions about the multiple communities and practices which make up the Toronto Zoo.


Cynthia Shipley will discuss collaboration in support of conservation, touching on partnerships with programs such as Crime Stoppers, Asian Carp, Adopt-an-Animal, and the giant panda program.


Mary Kate Whibbs will discuss the growth and implementation of the Toronto Zoo’s Great Lakes Program in the context of partnership relations including those with sister institutions and other NGOs, government partners and individual support.


Katherine Wright will provide insight into three of Toronto Zoo’s behind-the-scene conservation programs: captive breeding and reintroduction for the black-footed ferret and Vancouver Island marmot, and head-start and reintroduction for the Blanding’s turtle.


Panel discussant, Matthew Brower, is an Assistant Professor of Museum Studies in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.


Open to the Public – Refreshments served


  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. Varsity Referendum for Levy Fee

Vote: http://voting.utoronto.ca

Timeline: Wednesday February 28-Friday March 2



Next week The Varsity (UofT student newspaper circa 1880) is hosting a referendum to include grad students in its membership. The Varsity publishes weekly, with 20,000 copies distributed across the 3 campuses. There is also a magazine published each semester, Futures.


If passed, grads can contribute articles to & work for the Varsity. The levy fee will be $0.80 per semester.


MISC wholeheartedly supports this referendum, as it will allow iStudents to better engage with the wider U of T community & obtain campus employment. Working for the Varsity includes opportunities as contributors, graphic designers, editors, advertising executives and web designers.


Currently, grad students cannot be hired as staff, sit on the Board of Directors, nor contribute more than 2 articles yearly with the paper. As such, articles featuring grads are written by undergrads. If passed, all opportunities to contribute will be open to grads.


We encourage you to exercise your democratic right. From February 28 to March 2nd, you can vote online at voting.utoronto.ca. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Emma Findlay-White at emma@thevarsity.ca.


Emma is a first-year MI candidate at the iSchool & an advertising executive with The Varsity.


  1. 13Want 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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