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Enabling Peak Staff Performance

Mon, 2038/01/18 - 10:14pm

Save the Dates! Build the U of T iSchool Symposia into your 2017 Development Plans!

July 20/21 Enabling Peak Staff Performance

October 2/3 New & Enabling Tech: Implications for Libraries

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Making Money: Fundraising, Finding New Revenues & Grants

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Save the Dates! Build the U of T iSchool Symposia into your 2017 Development Plans!

April 24/25 Making Money: Fundraising, Finding New Revenues & Grants

July 20/21 Enabling Peak Staff Performance

October 2/3 New & Enabling Tech: Implications for Libraries

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Research in Progress (RIP!): The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

March 21, 5-6 pm
Cosmin Munteanu: The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety" with Hiba Rafih

March 28, 12-1 pm
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

Research in Progress (RIP!): Archives and Social Justice

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

March 28, 12-1 pm
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

UX, Design & Customer Engagement

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Save the Dates! Build the U of T iSchool Symposia into your 2017 Development Plans!

March 2/3 UX, Design & Customer Engagement

April 24/25 Making Money: Fundraising, Finding New Revenues & Grants

July 20/21 Enabling Peak Staff Performance

October 2/3 New & Enabling Tech: Implications for Libraries

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Research in Progress (RIP!): Visual Models for Analyzing Organizations and Technologies

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

March 7, 12-1 pm
Eric Yu: Visual models for analyzing organizations and technologies - (i) software-enabled enterprise transformations; (ii) coopetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation between organizations Zia Babar and Vik Pant

March 21, 5-6 pm
Cosmin Munteanu: The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety" Hiba Rafih

March 28, 12-1 pm
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

Research in Progress (RIP!): Connective Action in Social Movement Research

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

Feb 28, 5-6 pm
Brett Caraway: Connective Action in Social Movement Research

March 7, 12-1 pm
Eric Yu: Visual models for analyzing organizations and technologies - (i) software-enabled enterprise transformations; (ii) coopetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation between organizations Zia Babar and Vik Pant

March 21, 5-6 pm
Cosmin Munteanu: The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety" Hiba Rafih

March 28, 12-1 pm
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

Banking as Media Industry

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Professor Mark Hayward (Communications, York University) will be speaking about "Banking as Media Industry," which examines the "intersection between banking and cultural project as it relates to the incorporation of media technology throughout its history. This includes a discussion of such technologies at the ATM, drive-in banking, as well as the development of financial networks."

The project could also be seen as a forgotten history of information retrieval and data management developed for banks such as Bank of America and CIBC, which ran parallel to the usual Cold War narratives of data management that we know in information science. If you love histories of data management, or the media history of financial networks, then this talk is for you!

iSchool Student Conference

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

The iSchool Student Conference committee has announced this year's theme of Canada Now: Disrupting the Past|Activating the Future! There will be presentations, including posters, lightning talks, panel presentations, round-table discussion, and workshops.

The conference will take place from Friday, March 10th - Saturday, March 11th, 2017, in the Bissell Building.

New & Enabling Tech: Implications for Libraries

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 3:57pm

Save the Dates! Build the U of T iSchool Symposia into your 2017 Development Plans!

October 2/3 New & Enabling Tech: Implications for Libraries

Watch for more details!

Research in Progress (RIP!): Sustainability Design

Tue, 2017/02/07 - 8:57pm

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

Feb 7, 12-1 pm
Christoph Becker: Sustainability Design with Curtis McCord, Dawn Walker

Feb 28, 5-6 pm
Brett Caraway: Connective Action in Social Movement Research

March 7, 12-1 pm
Eric Yu: Visual models for analyzing organizations and technologies - (i) software-enabled enterprise transformations; (ii) coopetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation between organizations Zia Babar and Vik Pant

March 21, 5-6 pm
Cosmin Munteanu: The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety" Hiba Rafih

March 28, 12-1 pm
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

OLA Super Conference iSchool Alumni Reception

Fri, 2017/02/03 - 1:57am

The Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) is hosting an alumni gathering to celebrate our super alumni! And we invite faculty members, staff, and students to come along! During the OLA Super Conference, graduates will catch up with classmates at the popular restaurant, Baton Rouge* (277 Front St. W., second floor, just a block west of the conference site) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Just $15 ($10 for students) gets you free appetizers and a drink of your choice. Even if you are not attending the conference, everyone is welcome, including students, staff and faculty at the Faculty of Information. * This location is accessible. If you require an accommodation, please contact Kathleen O'Brien two weeks prior to the event (January 19). What: OLA Super Conference iSchool Alumni Reception Where: Baton Rouge (277 Front St. W), 2nd Floor When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cost: $15 at the door; $10 for students. No tickets are being issued so it's cash at the door. Includes free appetizers and a drink of your choice RSVP: kathleen.obrien@utoronto.ca or 416.978.7184 by January 26, 2017

Grab, Dump, Capture: Screenshot Genealogies

Thu, 2017/02/02 - 10:58pm

Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Visual Culture at Stony Brook University, SUNY, will examine the history of the digital screenshot from its origins in computer graphics labs in the 1960s to contemporary methods for digital archiving and preservation, asking what this history tells us about the materiality of the digital, the history of the computer screen itself, and the ways in which visual artifacts efface the complexity of digital systems.

Abstract:

The screenshot is today a ubiquitous object for the preservation of information, a digital snapshot that documents the visual output of a computer and its operations both extraordinary and mundane. Screenshots are an important tool for the archiving of digital environments, and remain central to the visual methods of both film studies and art history. That said, the nature of the screenshot as a method for capture has transformed radically over the past forty years. What began as an analog process of photographing a screen or display has become an entirely digital operation, produced by software and stored as files to be transferred, uploaded, shared, and archived. Yet across the many disciplines for which it is an essential tool, the screenshot as photo-object has gone largely unremarked, its complex genealogy collapsed into a single button: PrtScn.

Biography:

I am a historian of digital media, studying the ways people have imagined, developed, and used digital images over the past seventy years. My forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it offers a material history of early computer graphics and visual simulation told through a set of five objects that structure the production and circulation of all digital images today. I also work on queer and marginalized figures in the history of computing and contemporary art and technology.

He teaches across the Program in Art History & Criticism and the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature. I received my PhD from New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Co-sponsors include the Knowledge Media Design Institute, JHI Digital Humanities Network, Comparative Literature, Art History, Sexual Diversity Studies, Cinema Studies, and the Centre for the Study of the United States.

Prof. Jacob Gaboury: Image Objects

Thu, 2017/02/02 - 10:58pm

Prof. Jacob Gaboury (Art History, SUNY Stony Brook) will be speaking about the material history of early computer graphics and visual simulation from his forthcoming book, Image Objects (MIT Press).  

Co-sponsors include the JHI Digital Humanities Network, Comparative Literature, Art History, Sexual Diversity Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Cinema Studies, and the Centre for the Study of the United States.

Professional Panel on Digital Archives

Wed, 2017/01/25 - 12:57am

Please join us for a Professional Panel on Digital Archives!

The ACA student chapter is hosting a professional panel and networking event with guest speakers who will discuss and answer questions about their careers as archivists and information professionals. Speakers include Anna St. Onge (Clara Thomas Archives, York University), Grant Hurley (University of Toronto Libraries), Emily Sommers (UTARMS), and Kathryn Lee (CBC). Light refreshments will be served.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/144399212723645/

Research in Progress (RIP!): Data-Driven Knowledge Mobilization, Translation & Innovation

Wed, 2017/01/25 - 12:57am

Research in Progress (RIP!) is a bi-weekly community event that highlights Faculty of Information researchers. Through informal yet informative talks about their current research projects, RIP! presenters seek to engage our community in a lively conversation.

Each RIP! session is one-hour in length with a focus on fostering discussion rich with varying perspectives. RIP! predominately features collaborative research; thus, faculty and librarians who are working with graduate students are invited to participate.

RIP will be held in the newly renovated Inforum.

Date/Time of Presentation:

Jan 24, 5-6 pm
Kelly Lyons: Data-Driven Knowledge Mobilization, Translation & Innovation: A Progress Report
Post Doc: Dixin Luo
Co-PIs: Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Renee Miller, University of Toronto, Kellogg Booth, University of British Columbia
MI Graduate: Yunpeng Li
PhD Student in CS: Bahar Ghadiri Bashardoost

Feb 7, 12-1
Christoph Becker: Sustainability Design Curtis McCord, Dawn Walker

Feb 28, 5-6
Brett Caraway: Connective Action in Social Movement Research

March 7, 12-1
Eric Yu: Visual models for analyzing organizations and technologies - (i) software-enabled enterprise transformations; (ii) coopetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation between organizations Zia Babar and Vik Pant

March 21, 5-6
Cosmin Munteanu: The digital marginalization of older adults and its implications for cybersafety" Hiba Rafih

March 28, 12-1
Wendy Duff and Heather MacNeil: Archives and Social Justice

11th Annual Employers Showcase

Wed, 2017/01/18 - 10:56pm

Come join us for the 11th annual Employer Showcase, the biggest career event of the year. Meet employers from a range of industries who have the essential insights for finding a new job or internship and might even be hiring for a position you are perfect for. This is a networking event so come prepared to share your passions and make a great impression. Be sure to dress professionally as there will be a paid photographer offering FREE professional headshots. A variety of delicious food and refreshments will also be available. This is an event you can't afford to miss!

Want to make a particularly good impression? Volunteer for a few hours as an event assistant and demonstrate to employers your commitment and team spirit.

To take part please contact us at pd.ischool@utoronto.ca