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iSchool faculty, staff and students can:

  • Find Inforum books, journals, and other items in the University of Toronto Library (UTL) catalogue
  • Browse our New Titles List  to discover newly received Inforum books, journals, and other material
  • Request access to new items that are listed as In cataloguing in the UTL catalogue
  • Download bibliographies from our current and past themed displays
  • Recommend new titles to add to the Inforum collections

Report on the history and current status of the Inforum collections (E. Sze, 2013).  Prepared for the Task Force on Information Services.

Subject scope:

We purchase and subscribe to works in electronic and print formats in these areas, according to our Collection Development Policy

  • Archives and records management   
  • Critical information studies
  • Cultural heritage preservation
  • Digital preservation
  • Information systems and design
  • Knowledge management
  • Library and information science
  • Museum studies
  • Publishing and book history
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Research methods and design

Electronic collections:

Most electronic resources are available to all members of the U of T community through the University of Toronto Libraries website.  Off-campus access requires a UTORid login. E-collections include:

  • Article databases
  • Full-text journals
  • E-books
  • E-newspapers
  • Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and handbooks

Graduating students: Off-campus access to UTL e-resources will continue until early September. After that, alumni can use a LIRA workstation on-campus.  Please note that the paid subscription service - Digital Library for Alumni ended on June 16, 2016.

Print collections:

  • Most of our print collections can be found on the 4th floor of the Inforum
  • Most items may be borrowed.  
  • The collections consist of:
    • Course reserves 
    • Journals
    • General collection
    • Reference collection
    • Juvenile collection
      This is a highly selective children’s book collection, with a focus primarily on books about information and cultural heritage organizations, selected classics for early to teen readers, and books that demonstrate special publishing or binding techniques.
    • Subject Analysis Systems (SAS) collection -- request at the Information Desk
    • Special collection -- request at the Information Desk

For collections-related inquiries, contact elisa [dot] szeatutoronto [dot] ca (Elisa Sze), Collections Coordinator.

New titles

Now displaying acquisitions for February 2017
Number of results: 52
Book cover imageThe 21st-century elementary school library program : Managing for results , Carl A. Harvey II. ( )
Book cover imageAbout antiquities : Politics of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire , Zeynep Çelik. ( )
Book cover imageAcademic library plans for the audio collection , Primary Research Group staff. ( )
Book cover imageAfrican small publishers' catalogue. , ( )
Book cover imageAlphabet books : The K-12 educators' power tool , Bonnie Mackey and Hedy Schiller Watson. ( )
Book cover imageApplications of social research methods to questions in information and library science , Barbara M. Wildemuth, editor. ( )
Book cover imageBeing evidence based in library and information practice , edited by Denise Koufogiannakis and Alison Brettle. ( )
Book cover imageBook matters : The changing nature of literacy , Alan Sica. ( )
Book cover imageBridging worlds : Emerging models and practices of U.S. academic libraries around the globe , edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott. ( )
Book cover imageCapturing our stories : An oral history of librarianship in transition , A. Arro Smith ; foreword by Loriene Roy. ( )
Book cover imageCrash course in contemporary reference , Francisca Goldsmith. ( )
Book cover imageCreating inclusive library environments : A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities , Michelle Kowalsky, John Woodruff. ( )
Book cover imageCreating the high-functioning library space : Expert advice from librarians, architects, and designers , Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, editor. ( )
Book cover imageCritical library pedagogy handbook , edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy. (Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2016.)
Book cover imageCurrents of archival thinking cHeather MacNeil and Terry Eastwood, Editors. , ( )
Book cover imageDeveloping digital scholarship : Emerging practices in academic libraries , edited by Alison Mackenzie, Lindsey Martin. ( )
Book cover imageDeveloping librarian competencies for the digital age , edited by Jeffrey G. Coghill, Roger G. Russell. ( )
Book cover imageEngaging with records and archives : Histories and theories , edited by Fiorella Foscanini, Heather MacNeil, Bonnie Mak and Gillian Oliver. ( )
Book cover imageEvaluating demand-driven acquisitions , Laura Costello. ( )
Book cover imageExhibiting nation : Multicultural nationalism (and its limits) in Canada's museums , Caitlin Gordon-Walker. ( )
Book cover imageFood and museums , edited by Nina Levent and Irina D. Mihalache. ( )
Book cover imageFree government e-resources for youth : Inform, inspire, and activate , Dorothy Ormes. ( )
Book cover imageGuided by meaning in primary literacy : Libraries, reading, writing, and learning , Joyce Armstrong Carroll, Kelley Barger, Karla James, and Kristy Hill. ( )
Book cover imageHistoric newspapers in the digital age : "search all about it!" , Paul Gooding. ( )
Book cover imageA history of modern librarianship : Constructing the heritage of western cultures , Pamela Spence Richards, Wayne A. Wiegand, and Marija Dalbello, Editors. ( )
Book cover imageInnovative LibGuides applications : Real-world examples , edited by Ryan L. Sittler, Aaron W. Dobbs. ( )
Book cover imageInternational benchmarks for academic library use of bibliometrics and altmetrics, 2016-17. , ( )
Book cover imageInterpreting anniversaries and milestones at museums and historic sites , Kimberly A. Kenney. ( )
Book cover imageThe keeper , edited by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell; with texts by Ed Atkins, Wilson Bentley, Robert H. Boyle, Massimiliano Gioni, Ydessa Hendeles, Orhan Pamuk, Loretta Pettway, Zofia Rydet, Harry Smith and John Cohen, and Marguerite Yourcenar. ( )
Book cover imageThe language of museum communication : A diachronic perspective , Cecilia Lazzeretti. ( )
Book cover imageLibraries partnering with self-publishing : A winning combination , Robert J. Grover, Kelly Visnak, Carmaine Ternes, Miranda Ericsson, and Lissa Staley. ( )
Book cover imageLibraries, literacy, and African American youth : Research and practice , Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Pauletta Brown Bracy, and Casey H. Rawson, editors. ( )
Book cover imageLibrary Consortia Practical Guide for Library Managers., ( Chandos Pub 2016.)
Book cover imageLibrary conversations : Reclaiming interpersonal communication theory for understanding professional encounters , Marie L. Radford and Gary P. Radford. ( )
Book cover imageLibrary information and resource sharing : Transforming services and collections , Beth Posner, editor ; foreword by Anne K. Beaubien. ( )
Book cover imageMagazine production , Jason Whittaker. ( )
Book cover imageMake it so : Interaction design lessons from science fiction , Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel. (Brooklyn, N.Y., USA : Rosenfeld Media, c2012.)
Book cover imageMind+machine : A decision model for optimizing and implementing analytics , Marc Vollenweider. ( )
Book cover imageNew directions for special collections : An anthology of practice , Lynne M. Thomas and Beth M. Whittaker, editors. ( )
Book cover imageThe new instruction librarian : A workbook for trainers and learners , Candice Benjes-Small, Rebecca K. Miller. ( )
Book cover imageNew methods of teaching and learning in libraries , Ann Whitney Gleason. ( )
Book cover imagePathways into information literacy and communities of practice : Teaching approaches and case studies , edited by Dora Sales, Maria Pinto. ( )
Book cover imagePositioning your museum as a critical community asset : A practical guide , edited by Robert P. Connolly and Elizabeth A. Bollwerk. ( )
Book cover imageThe subject liaison's survival guide to technical services , Krista Schmidt, Tim Carstens. ( )
Book cover imageSuccessful fundraising for the academic library : Philanthropy in higher education , Kathryn Dilworth and Laura Sloop Henzl. ( )
Book cover imageTake one building : Interdisciplinary research perspectives of the Seattle Central Library , edited by Ruth Conroy Dalton and Christoph Hölscher. ( )
Book cover imageTaking your MLIS abroad : Getting and succeeding in an international library job , Lara Seven Phillips and Katherine G. Holvoet. ( )
Book cover imageTen characteristics of quality indexes : Confessions of an award-winning indexer , Margie Towery ; foreword by Kay Schlembach. ( )
Book cover imageThe untold story of the talking book , Matthew Rubery. ( )
Book cover imageUser-centered design for first-year library instruction programs , Cinthya M. Ippoliti and Rachel W. Gammons ; foreword by Joan Kaplowitz. ( )
Book cover imageYes! on demand : How to create winning, customized library service , Kathy L. Middleton ; foreword by Rivkah Sass. ( )
Book cover imageYoung adult literature : From romance to realism , Michael Cart. ( )