MISCellaneous #37 – December 3 – December 9, 2018

  1. MISC – MI Family Holiday Potluck
  2. OLA Super Conference Volunteer Registration – Save The Date!
  3. IM Conference 2019: Community Knowledge – Calling for proposals and logo design!
  4. AMIA & Film Club over here – 16mm Film Screening! Amblin’ & Fall of the House of Usher
  5. MUSSA – End of Year Party

MISCellaneous is the Masters of Information student newsletter.

1. MISC – MI Family Holiday Potluck


On Sunday, December 9th, join MISC and your MI family for a holiday potluck. It is sure to be festive and fun!

We strongly encourage people to bring a dish–big or small. It can be sweet, salty, spicy, savoury…anything your heart desires! Vegan and vegetarian options would be great too! The sign-up sheet link is just below.


Whilst listening to some holiday tunes, you will also get the chance to decorate-your-own gingerbread cookies! MISC will provide the cookies and decorations. We’ll also be bringing some board games. Feel free to bring some of your own!

The evening will be cozy and relaxing…a great way to end the stressful semester! We hope to see you there.


2. OLA Super Conference Volunteer Registration – Save The Date!

The 2019 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is seeking enthusiastic students and recent graduates to fill volunteer shifts. The OLA Super Conference runs from January 29 to February 1, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is a great opportunity to network, gain exposure to a wide variety of libraries and information work, learn new skills, and attend Canada’s largest conference for library professionals.

The registration link to volunteer will be active on Tuesday, December 4, and it is located on this web page of the conference website:
Space is limited, so sign up early! For more information please contact volunteersuperconference@gmail.com

Angela Henshilwood & Manda Vrkljan
2019 OLA Super Conference
Volunteer Coordinators


3.  IM Conference 2019: Community Knowledge – Calling for proposals and logo design!

The 2019 Information & Museum Studies Conference theme is
‘Community Knowledge in the Information Age: Shared Practices of Sense-making, Communication, and Collaboration’
Calling for proposals from MI, MMst, CRO, Co-op, and PhD students and professional Alumni for workshops, panel presentations, posters, lightning talks, and others!
Send your proposal via this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/gqpkfIaQ9vtFUcWz2
Proposal deadline: 11:59pm January 31, 2019.

As well, we are looking for a logo design to use in promotional material for the Conference. Think  C o m m u n i t y..! Send us your logo design proposal at iSchoolStudentConference@gmail.com

The IM Conference 2019 is a collaborative effort by various groups within the UofT Information School Community. The event will feature a series of lightening talks hosted by Digital Tattoo, a joint project between UofT & UBC; as well as a panel presentation from professional Alumni founders of Canada Comics Open Library, a non-profit literary-arts community organization. The Conference will be hosted here at the Information School, April 18th-19th, 2019.


4. AMIA & Film Club over here – 16mm Film Screening! Amblin’ & Fall of the House of Usher

Date: December 6, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Media Commons Theatre

Join AMIA & the Film Club over here at the Robarts Media Commons for our first collaborative ReeL Film screening!

Amblin’ (1968)
26 mins
Steven Spielberg’s first short film. Friendship, love, & parting ways. The film has no spoken dialogue, but ambient soundtrack.

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, American)
by James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber
La Chute de la Maison Usher (1928, French)
by Jean Epstein
63 mins

Two avant-garde, silent film adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic horror tale, set in a bleak and mysterious mansion. In the spirit of experimenting with moving sound to moving image, these films will be accompanied by an American-Indo Jazz soundtrack, and psychedelic ambient techno soundtrack.

See you there !



5. MUSSA – End of Year Party

Join fellow Museum Studies friends for an End-of-Semester Holiday Party on Thursday, December 13th from 7PM to late at Mum’s the Word at College/ManningRegister on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2QawFpx and join our Facebook event at https://bit.ly/2QwYMyp.



Room Bookings

Does your group need a place to hold a meeting? MISC manages bookings of the student lounge on the 7th floor. Please fill out this form to confirm a time.

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