Inforum / Information Services
What is the Inforum / Information Services?
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The Inforum is an integrated library that brings users, resources, services, technology, and expert Information Services staff together in one physical location, as well as many virtual spaces. Known as the Faculty's community hub, the space is used for social, scholarly, and professional events and pursuits.
We are part of the 44-branch University of Toronto Library (UTL) system, the 3rd highest-ranked academic library in North America.
No other information school in Canada has anything like it!
- Our services & resources
- How to reach us
- Chat service
- Hours of operation
- Information Services staff team
- More information
Research, learning, and connecting are facilitated through:
- Knowledgeable, friendly, and award-winning staff: Susan Brown Administrative Staff Achievement Award | Excellence Through Innovation Award
- Unique and specialized collections that support the iSchool's teaching and learning mission
- Borrowing privileges (via Tcards) for the iSchool and U of T community. Alumni and other communities may also borrow Inforum material.
- Curriculum-supporting workshops
- Computing resources and services, as well as printing, copying, & scanning
- Group and individual work spaces
- Bookable technology and rooms
- Time-saving reference, research, and resource-use assistance, including one-on-one research consultations
- A Personal Librarian Program for first year Masters students
- Summer internship opportunities for Masters students
Explore our website to find out more about our many services, resources, and facilities.
Bissell Building [map]
140 St. George Street, 4th & 5th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 3G6
Email: help [dot] ischoolutoronto [dot] ca
Intersession & Summer term: Chat service not offered
Fall & Winter terms: Monday - Thursday: 5–10pm; Saturday: 11–7pm.
Summer term: May 5–August 18, 2014
- Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.– 7 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday: Closed
For Summer Term details, including holiday closures, consult our full listing [PDF].
The Information Services team of librarians, technicians, IT and student staff are here for you.
Alex Dvornyak | Senior Web Developer | Full info
ALEX works on the Faculty's web infrastructure projects, and can answer questions related to iSchool web infrastructure.
Tony Lemmens | Systems Administrator | Full info
TONY is responsible for the computing and network infrastructure of the Faculty. He can help you with network access problems and network-related requests.
Percy Lo | System Technician | Full info
PERCY can help you with configuring your laptop and other devices for wireless access and wireless printing, and with troubleshooting access to your iSchool network account.
Nadia Moro | Collections Technician | Full info
NADIA can help you with locating books and journals in our collections. She will rush catalogue your 'uncatalogued items requests' within 2 business days. On the Information Desk, she can help you with your circulation needs by checking out items, placing holds, recalling books, and collecting fines.
Anna Oh | Circulation & Public Services Technician | Full info
ANNA can help with questions related to your course reading lists, borrowing from other libraries (on campus and farther afield), and poster printing services. She can also help you with any questions regarding borrowing, loaning, placing holds and recalls, and fines on library items.
Kathleen Scheaffer | Librarian, Outreach & Instructional Services Coordinator | Full info
KATHLEEN can assist you with social media research and utilization; practical, academic, and technical learning opportunities, co-curricular organization; event coordination; community outreach and the occasional bike repair.
Nalini K. Singh | Librarian, Reference Services Coordinator | Full info
NALINI can help you with your reference and research questions, including one-on-one consultations: e.g. effective use of the UT library catalogue, selecting and efficiently using article databases for your research, tracking down elusive sources, citation practices, literature reviews, improving your search strategies, Information Services website ideas, questions about the Personal Librarian Program, the iSchool Course Repository, and Inforum records management.
Elisa Sze | Librarian, Collections & Public Services Coordinator | Full info
ELISA can help you with questions about the library collections available to iSchool students, including print and online resources. She can also help with questions about building, managing, organizing, and providing access to collections (e.g., collection development trends, cataloguing standards, classification, Sirsi).
Meera Thirunavukarasu | Serials, Acquisitions, & Public Services Technician | Full info
Joe Cox | Librarian IV | Full info