The GRC Presents…

The GRC Presents…A series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community at FIMS.

  • Events are typically hosted on Mondays 12-1:00pm, FNB 3020 D&E unless otherwise specified.
  • Please RSVP by using the sign-up sheets in the GRC or email us at fimsgrc@uwo.ca.
  • If you have suggestions for other workshops, contact us!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 15, 12-1pm, FNB 3020 D&E
An Open Source Toolbox for Information Privacy, presented by Lindsay Taylor, MLIS candidate
This workshop will explore the importance of open source software in supporting information privacy and security. Attendees will be encouraged to follow along on their devices with demonstrations of open source tools for private browsing, password management, and encrypted communication, among others.

Tuesday, March 21, 12-1pm, FNB 3020 D&E
An Introduction to Graphic Design
Learn the basics of graphic design as MLIS students Alex Haman and Victoria Wong briefly talk about colour theory, design principles, and the merits and disadvantages of using different digital mediums for presenting information. Find out about what resources and tools are available to use when creating relevant graphical work.


Past Events

Winter 2017

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre – more info available here

Fall 2016

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • PLG presents: MLIS student research panel
  • Intro to User Experience – Kelly Thoreson
  • PLG presents: The Human Library

Summer 2016

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Email Encryption 101 (PGP encryption) – Matt Ward, FIMS Computing Services – workshop handout
  • Unix for Beginners – Full-day workshop
  • Hands-on with Photoshop – Erin Carroll, Technical Manager at FIMS – workshop handout
  • Breaking the Silence: Defining Academic Freedom for Librarians at Canadian Universities – Mary Kandiuk, York University & Harriet Sonne de Torrens, UTM
  • Research Productivity and Impact Metrics – Janice Winkler & Lindsey Bontje
  • Computing Hardware – Matt Ward, FIMS Computing Services – workshop handout

Winter 2016

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Southern Ontario Library Service A Unique Window into Public Libraries: Anne Marie Madziak and Helene Golden, SOLS consultants
  • *Fair Dealing Week Presentation* Tom Adam, Western Copyright Librarian – Fair Dealing: Exercising Our User Rights
  • From AACR2 to RDA: Constructing a Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Prof. Grant Campbell
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process – Lise Doucette & Courtney Waugh, Western Libraries (presentation slides)
  • thehealthline.ca … it’s more than just listings! Exploring two related mini-sites that act as online community hubs – Gabriele Davey & Paul Cavanagh, thehealthline.ca Information Network
  • An Introduction to Omeka: Using an Open Source Content Management System for a Board Game Collection – Arielle VanderSchans (see our Omeka site!)

Fall 2015

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Paul Schmidt, Western’s Writing Centre
  • Twitter Basics for Professionals: A Hands-On Workshop – Courtney Boudreau, MLIS Candidate. (presentation slides)
  • Professional Identity and You: Why Self-Concept Matters in Librarianship – Kevin Tanner, Co-op Student at D.B. Weldon Library
  • Pathways to Legal Librarianship: Special Libraries Unplugged – Martha Murphy, Head Librarian, Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library
  • The Open Access Movement: Implications for Scholarship – a joint presentation with PLG and PSAC 610 Social Justice and Political Action Committee – Paul St. Pierre, PhD Candidate; Tom Adam, Copyright Librarian; Joanne Paterson, Metadata Management Librarian
  • Accessibility + Librarianship – Katya Pereyaslavska, Librarian, Accessibility Initiatives, ARL Visiting Program Officer, and Stephen Spong, Copyright Services Librarian, Centennial College
  • Easy to Detect but Difficult to Cure: Austerity, Librarianship, Advocacy, and Survival – Myron Groover, McMaster University, Archives and Rare Books Librarian (presentation notes)

Summer 2015

  • Insights from Museum London, with special guest Amber Lloydlangston.
  • The Tweeting Librarian…a hands-on approach to this useful social tool – presented by Courtney Boudreau. (presentation slides)
  • Introductory HTML and CSS: Getting You Started With Web Coding – presented by Sarah Dashow. (handout) (presentation slides)
  • ARCC Tour: An On-site Insight into Western’s Archives - presented by Tom Belton, Archivist.
  • Do You Wiki? Using Wikis in Information Organizations – presented by  Sarah Morrison (presentation slides)
  • Evidence Based Practice in Action: Tales from the Tweets (Fresh Insights into Library Consulting)presented by LIS Phd, Mark-Shane Scale.

Winter 2015

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • The Maker Movement and the Role of Maker Spaces in Today’s Communities (& the DHMaker Bus)
  • Building Inclusive Workplaces for Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minorities, courtesy of Kirstyn Seanor (presentation slides)
  • Is it Star Trek yet? : Tech and Libraries – presented by John From, chief tech officer for Chalk & Wire, an integrated education assessment platform (presentation slides)

Fall 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • The Maker Movement and the Role of Maker Spaces in Today’s Communities (& the DHMaker Bus)
  • Open Access 2014 Events – SPARC World Bank Webinar, Western’s OA Fund, Scholarship@Western
  • Legal Information Specialist: Is this the career for you?
  • Computer Hardware Basics, courtesy of Matt Ward
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process (handout)
  • Lessons in Copyright: Negotiating a deal with the widow of a famous comic artist

Summer 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Book Merchandising – What to Choose and How to Make it Look Pretty
  • How to Create Your First Wikipedia Article (and why you should) – Presented by one of Wikipedia’s top 50 editors!
  • Appropriating Facebook: Enacting Information Literacies – Fredrik Hanell, visiting PhD student (presentation slides)
  • Canadian librarians in the United States: Things to consider- Paul St. Pierre, LIS PhD student
  • Beyond Superman and Archie: Comics for Libraries – Dr. Lucia Cedeira Serantes (presentation handout coming soon)
  • How to Network (on purpose) and Why You Should (presentation slides) (speaking notes)
  • Goodreads 101: Building Book Clubs in the Age of the Internet (presentation slides)
  • 3D Design and Printing (handout)
  • EI Webinars (recorded sessions): Best Foot Forward: Make Your First Step into Management the Right Step | Growing a gender-free libraryAccessible Audio Books From NNELS | Digital literacy skills for digital citizens: A blended learning model | Digital Preservation 1.0: The Lifecycle Of A Digital Object | E-Books In Canada: The Next Chapter | Everyday Makerspaces

Winter 2014

  • Writing at the Graduate Level – more info available here
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • GRC Mini Tours
  • WordPress Hands-on Workshop (handout)
  • Copyright @ Western with Tom Adam, Project Manager & Special Advisor to the Provost, Copyright
  • Bookbinding – A Hands-on Workshop (presentation slides)
  • Academic Libraries and the Interview Process (presentation slides)
  • Visual Arts Resources: from collection to copyright
  • A Day in the Life of a Cataloguing Librarian
  • Volunteer management for new librarians (presentation slides)

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Webinar: EBSCO and eBook purchasing models
  • Business Resources: A game-based approach
  • Visual Arts Resources
  • Requesting Information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: What? Why? How? (and some examples). A Scholarship@Western presentation.
  • Library resources and services in a Guatemalan Library – LWB / GRC Joint Presentation
  • Webinar: Book Group Buzz with Collection Management Editor from Booklist | Presentation materials: Slides and Title List (excel file)
  • Academic libraries and the interview process
  • Music resources – The Do-Re-Mi’s of music librarianship
  • Webinar: Librarians and Scholarly Publishing – The Editorial Process – Scholarsportal

Winter 2013

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
  • Writing for MLIS Assignments
  • Introduction to eBooks and eReaders
  • GIS and Geospatial Data Directories
  • Webinar: Job Hunting for today’s libraries in today’s job market – LLAMA

Fall 2012

  • Writing at the Graduate Level
  • Evolving as a blended librarian
  • Access Copyright: What does it mean for Western? A librarian’s guide. A Scholarship@Western presentation
  • Event promotion in libraries: a discussion of best practices
  • Special Collections at the GRC
  • Facebook for you and your library
  • Interviewing at an Academic Library

Summer 2012

Some photos from past events

 

 

Matt Ward's presentation: Hardware Basics
Matt Ward’s presentation: Hardware Basics
Dr. Lucia Cedeira Serantes: "Comics are a rich, diverse and multilayered reading material that offer works for almost any kind of reader: reluctant, visual, avid, or genre-focused."
Dr. Lucia Cedeira Serantes: “Comics are a rich, diverse and multilayered reading material that offer works for almost any kind of reader: reluctant, visual, avid, or genre-focused.” (July 2014)
Christine Pinkney, MLIS candidate presents... Volunteer management for new librarians
Christine Pinkney, MLIS candidate presents… Volunteer management for new librarians
Erin Clupp, GRC Student Assistant and MLIS candidate presents... A hands-on bookbinding workshop
Erin Clupp, GRC Student Assistant and MLIS candidate presents… A hands-on bookbinding workshop (March 2014)
GRCcats
Kim Martin, LIS PhD student presents…
The Maker Movement and the Role of Maker Spaces in Today’s Communities