MISCellaneous #44 – March 11, 2019

  1. iStudents for Mental Health – Scholarship for Mental Health First Aid Training
  2. iSchool Community Potluck
  3. ACA UofT Student Chapter & SLA Toronto Student Group – Tour of the CBC Library and Mass Digitization Project
  4. ACA UofT Student Chapter – Tour of the TD Bank Archives
  5. CAPAL UofT Student Chapter – Academic Librarian Panel

MISCellaneous is the Masters of Information student newsletter.


  1. iStudents for Mental Health – Scholarship for Mental Health First Aid Training

Interested in public service or community building? Looking to do some professional development over the summer?

iStudents for Mental Health is offering four full scholarships for future information professionals to receive mental health first aid training through the Mental Health Commission of Canada (http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en).

Current MI and MMST students are eligible. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15th, 2019.

This scholarship is made possible thanks to funding from the UofT Faculty of Information, and support from Dean Wendy Duff & the Master of Information Student Council.

For more information and the link to the application form, please see the announcement on our website: https://istudentsformentalhealth.com/mhfa-scholarship/

If you have questions, please email us at istudentsformentalhealth@gmail.com


  1. iSchool Community Potluck

Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to the first ever Faculty of Information Community Potluck! On Monday, March 18, from 4:30-6:30pm, students Casarina and Selin are hosting this event in Room 728 of Bissell. Please drop by to taste some amazing foods from different cultures represented at the school!

Everyone is welcome to make a dish to share, which can be registered on the Google Form at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ERMNddZKDqFiAaSFoikPSb-hRY9Xawsbf2WwQAQSMhE/edit?usp=sharing

We hope to see you there!


  1. ACA UofT Student Chapter & SLA Toronto Student Group – Tour of the CBC Library and Mass Digitization Project

March 15, 2019; 2:00pm

Join the Special Libraries Association — Toronto Student Group and the Association of Canadian Archivists — University of Toronto Student Group for an exciting tour of the CBC library and Mass Digitization Project. Learn about cataloguing diverse media, library access, and the role this unique library plays in the film community both in and beyond Toronto.

Please gather at least ten minutes before the event begins at the security desk on the first floor of the CBC Toronto Broadcasting Centre.

This tour is accessible.

Note: This event is for UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO students only. Please register with your @mail.utoronto.ca/@utoronto.ca email address. The SLA-TSG reserves the right to cancel bookings which do not align with these standards in order to ensure University of Toronto students are given preference when booking.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tour-of-the-cbc-library-and-mass-digitization-project-tickets-57853095165


  1. ACA UofT Student Chapter – Tour of the TD Bank Archives

Join your ACA UofT Student Chapter for a tour of the TD Bank Archives on March 20 at 1pm! Interested in corporate archives? Then this is your opportunity! This unique tour will highlight the bank’s 163-year history and its extensive collections. Get a chance to talk to the archivist about their experience working in a corporate archive and don’t forget to ask about their fun TD memorabilia collection, like the TD lobster bib and the ‘Mega Mortgage Combo’ hot sauce bottle!

Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time at the archives location so that we may convene together and find each other.

All Faculty of Information students, staff and faculty welcome. When registering for this event, please use your UofT email address.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tour-of-the-td-bank-archives-tickets-58376255953


  1. CAPAL UofT Student Chapter – Academic Librarian Panel

Curious about a career in academic librarianship? Wondering what it takes to break into this exciting field? Come hear a panel on March 15 at 4pm with three early career academic librarians answer questions about how they got their feet in the door and landed their academic librarian posts.


° Lisa Levesque, Ryerson University, https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lisa-levesque-87750766

° Melanie Pralette-Stewart, University of Guelph https://ca.linkedin.com/in/melanieparlette

° Dwayne Collins, Trent University, http://guides.lib.trentu.ca/prf.php?account_id=5343

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please see the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/792169444495309/



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