Master’s iWeekly e-newsletter

#26-9 | MISC Spring Elections – Get Involved with Student Council!

Nominations are now open for MISC elections for 2017-2018! Running for MISC is your opportunity to get involved, make a difference and have your voice heard on student issues. You will develop new skills in advocacy, community work, event planing, budgeting and more. It is a great opportunity to make connections with future leaders in the information profession. We are actively seeking representation from all concentrations. There are varying levels of commitment - from Representatives who liaise between another group and MISC, to Chairs who run MISC events, to the Executive with the most responsibilities and leadership.

Nomination Period: March 13 - March 24
Voting Period: March 27 - March 31

Executive Positions Available: President, Secretary, Treasure, Webmaster
Committee Chair Positions Available: Social Committee Chairs (2), Professional Development Chair, Academic Affairs Officer
Other Positions Available: Tech Fund Rep (2), Graduate Student Union Reps (2), Life and Times Committee Rep, MRAC Rep, Alumni Association Rep, MISC/MUSSA Liaison

For further information and nomination forms, please visit:

If you have any questions about the elections procedure, please email MISC Secretary and CRO for the elections, Sari Gutman, at sari [dot] gutmanatmail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

#26-10 | Mentoring @ iSchool Program 2017-18

Did you participate in the 2016-17 student mentoring program? Would you like to get more involved this year and help welcome next year’s new iSchoolers? What we're looking for: two or three MI, CRO and MMST individuals interested in facilitating or co-facilitating the iSchool mentoring program for the 2017-2018 school year.

What's involved: recruiting mentors, promoting the program to incoming students, and matching mentors with mentees. Most of the time commitment is in mid-to late-summer and the early weeks of the Fall term.

How to apply: if you are interested in helping to lead this great student-run initiative, please submit a brief (200-300 words) statement of interest explaining why you're suited for the role to mentoring [dot] ischoolatgmail [dot] com by Friday April 14th.

For more information please email mentoring [dot] ischoolatgmail [dot] com

#26-11 | MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap

Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Bissell Building, 7th floor Student Lounge

The iSchool will be having its first official Clothing Swap next month, open to all students, staff, and faculty. Many of you went home for Reading Week, so it's a great opportunity to bring back some stuff you no longer want to become new-to-me clothing in someone else's closet.

How it works: Drop off your old clothes and pick out new ones to take home. Make sure to bring a reusable bag or other item to keep the items you take away - though we will try to have a box of garbage bags just in case. There is no entry fee or ticket process, you can take and leave as many items as you like!

Accepted items: Men's & Women's Clothing (jackets, coats, pants, jeans, leggings, sweatpants, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tanks/sleeveless tops, dress shirts, sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, blazers, dresses, shoes, boots, sandals, workout tops and bottoms, sports bras, bras, undergarments with the tag still on) and Accessories (hats, mittens, belts, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, jewellery).

If it's worn out and you want to get rid of it, please bring it! It can be difficult to find and get to a donation site so we'll be taking care of that. Leftover items will be taken to Double Take Thrift Store. The more worn in items will go to a facility to be recycled. If it's not on the list, please contact Amber at amber [dot] shortellatmail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca and I'll let you know if it's accepted or not. Please email Amber if you'd like to volunteer to help out at the event. If you can't make it on Thursday but still want to donate and/or have a lot of stuff to donate and want to drop it off ahead of time, please email misc [dot] ischoolatutoronto [dot] ca to arrange a drop-off time or potential pick-up.

#26-12 | Open Government Meet and Greet

The City of Toronto and the MISC Professional Development Committee invite you to come out and learn more about Toronto’s Open Government Initiatives and what it’s like to work at the City of Toronto.

When: Wednesday March 15, 2017, 12:15-1:15

Where: Inform Room 417

Will there be Pizza: YES

#26-13 | Film & Video: Handling Damage & Disruption Workshop

March 22, 6:30-8:30
Presented by AMIA@UofT and Media Commons

Damage and disruption for archival moving image and video materials can arise from biological, chemical, and mechanical damages to these objects. These serious problems are often compounded by the fact that many students and archivists don’t have the necessary hands-on experience with media materials. Many have little knowledge of how to recognize the different types of deterioration or how to handle them. It can be incredibly intimidating to deal with issues like mold or vinegar syndrome without much information, other than recognizing they are serious issues.

This hands-on workshop aims to empower students and archivists to handle and assess these materials with confidence and be able to work out a plan to triage the damage.

The workshop will be led by Media Commons Assistant Media Archivists, Rachel E. Beattie and Christina Stewart. This two-hour session will provide short lectures on film and video media and participants will have hands-on access to the materials. They will be shown how to handle and identify the many damages that can occur. Solutions and methods for repairing the affected materials will also be discussed.

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