MISCellaneous #24 – Week of March 19-25, 2018

  1. Master of Information Student Council (MISC) Annual Instructor Award
  2. Master of Information Student Council (MISC) Spring Elections
  3. Trivia! MISC, MUSSA, & FIAA!
  4. Master of Information Student Council’s iBall
  5. INF1323: The Information Experience Online Exhibition
  6. Come try a 3D Pen!
  7. A Panel Discussion on Hiring in Academic Libraries
  8. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!
  9. Pub Night with SLA Toronto
  10. Inforum Collection Student Petition
  11. Digital Tattoo – Call for Submissions
  12. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. MISC Annual Instructor Award
    Nomination Period: March 19 – April 1, 2018

Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9NLxDEeHGJalEtU5W7OxWDuzqaj6JqhXWrnSIy6-gPE1U1A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Site: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/instructor-award/
Contact: misc@utoronto.ca

The Master of Information Student Council (MISC) recognises an instructor at each year’s convocation reception. If an iSchool instructor has positively impacted your education, consider nominating them above by April. Voting will start April 2. 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 at misc@utoronto.ca.


Note, the time has not been finalized in the electoral system and as such is subject to change.

2. MISC Spring Elections

Nomination Period: March 12 – March 25

Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHcmkvhIbR1s49Aric2W95tx61WU6pnpB7PAumPx9tvcb9Pw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Site: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/elections/



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 are now open 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


The voting period will be from March 26 – April 1. Note, the time has not been finalized in the electoral system and as such is subject to change.


  1. Trivia! MISC, MUSSA, & FIAA!

Event Date: Thursday March 22, 7pm

Location: O’Grady’s Tap & Grill (171 College St)

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trivia-night-with-misc-mussa-fiaa-tickets-43934988734


Are you a trivia champion? Have you been waiting to show your trivia skills to the world (or the Faculty)? Now is your time. Come out, have some fun, mingle with other iSchool students and alumni, and show us your trivia skills. Light snacks will be provided and food and drinks will be available to order. Trivia will start at 7:30 sharp. Make sure to RSVP for this free event!


  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. INF1323: The Information Experience Online Exhibition

Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/CMdlkqclU7cFrBll2

Contact: informationhorizonsonline@gmail.com


Did you complete INF1323 (The Information Experience) in the Fall of 2017? Would you like to have your original IHI research featured in an online exhibition?


If so, indicate your interest here: https://goo.gl/forms/CMdlkqclU7cFrBll2

Any other questions or concerns can be sent to informationhorizonsonline@gmail.com


  1. Come try a 3D Pen!

Event Date: Tuesday March 20, 12-5PM

Location: Studio 307 (BL 307)

Site: http://studio307.github.io


Drop by Studio 307 on Tuesday March 20th to try out our brand new 3Doodler pens!


  1. A Panel Discussion on Hiring in Academic Libraries

Event Date: Tuesday March 20, 4:30-6pm
Location: BL728


If you are interested in working in an academic library, U of T’s chapter of CAPAL (the Canadian Association for Professional Academic Librarians) invites you to attend our closing event of the year: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Too Afraid to Ask: A Panel Discussion on Hiring in Academic Libraries! We are pleased to have the following panel of librarians join us to answer your questions: Julie Hannaford – Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries Carol Shepstone – Chief Librarian, Ryerson University Library & Archives Pearl Raju – Manager of Library Services, George Brown College If you would like to submit questions for the panel, please email them to utcapal@gmail.com.

Hot beverages will be served at the event.


  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. Pub Night with SLA Toronto

Event Date: Wednesday March 21, 6:00pm
Location: Bedford Academy – 6 Prince Arthur Ave
RSVP: http://toronto.sla.org/events/?ee=716

Interested in special libraries? Join SLA Toronto’s First Five Years Committee and SLA-TSG for a pub night on Wednesday, March 21!  This event will bring together new professionals, established professionals, and students to enjoy some drinks and good conversation.


Register by Tuesday, March 20.


  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.ca;  nalini.singh@utoronto.cakathleen.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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