MISCellaneous #26 – April 9-April 16, 2018

  1. MISC Annual General Meeting – April 9 @ 5:30pm
  2. Master of Information Student Council’s iBall
  3. iSchool Book Club Meeting #15: Dr. Edith Vane and The Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr
  4. Opening Reception of Art & Mindfulness Exhibit
  5. INF1323: The Information Experience Online Exhibition
  6. LIS Program Feedback Action Group
  7. 7. Inforum Collection Student Petition
  8. Digital Tattoo – Call for Submissions
  9. President’s Memorandum


1. MISC Annual General Meeting – April 9 @ 5:30pm

Event date: Monday April 9, 5:30-8pm

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

MISC is holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday April 9 at 5:30pm in the Student Lounge (BL705).

All MI students are welcome to attend!

Colin Furness and Wendy Duff will be in attendance to continue a discussion about student satisfaction. The meeting will also include proposals for next year, the introduction of next year’s Council, and other conclusion-related activities.


2. 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 at 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!


3. iSchool Book Club Meeting #15: Dr. Edith Vane and The Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr

Event Date: Thursday April 12 @ 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 Dr. Edith Vane and The Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr.

 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!


4. Opening Reception of Art & Mindfulness Exhibit

Event DateFriday April 13, 5pm-7pm

Location: BL 728

Art & Mindfulness explores the relationship between art, students and mental health. This year-long exhibition brings together student work from different academic backgrounds and institutions who use art as a method of expression and restoration.

This is a multi-floored exhibition, with floors two and seven showcasing works from nine artists. The third floor highlights the 1000 Words Campaign created by the student initiative UMatter, while the fourth floor display case presents works from artist Kanika Gupta’s ReThink Recovery workshops.

Opening remarks will be made at 5:30pm.


5. 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


6. LIS Program Feedback Action Group

Contact: allen.kwan@mail.utoronto.ca

The LIS Faculty is interested in hearing student feedback on the new curriculum that was introduced in the 2017/2018 school year.

If any LIS students would like to help organize the collection and analysis of this student feedback, please contact Allen Kwan at allen.kwan@mail.utoronto.ca.


7. 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).


8. 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.


9. President’s Memorandum

Thanks for a lovely year! It was a pleasure serving as your President. Good luck to those of you graduating in June or November in the job search, at your new positions, and throughout your future careers. To those of you who have one or more years left, have a lovely summer, and a successful 2018-19 school year, which will be fantastic due to Emma and Jamie’s leadership and with the help of  the wonderful team that has been elected. Stay tuned next week for confirmation of your new Council.

-Amber Shortell