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September 2018 Events

September 2018 Events

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Resume Office Hour Consultation

Time: All day
Location: 4th Floor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Audience: iSchool students
Price: free to students
Event link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/special-libraries-association-toronto-chapter-1750687

Ulla de Stricker is offering her services once more to provide in depth, personalized resume and cover letter assistance to iSchool students. All students are welcome to apply for this service regardless of SLA membership.

 

Saturday September 22, 2018

UX Design Workshop

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: BL728, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Audience: all information professionals
Price: $35 Standard | $25 Unwaged/Student
Event link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ux-design-workshop-tickets-48815603785

In collaboration with code4libTO, SLA Toronto is happy to be hosting a 3 hour, skills intensive workshop led by Nicole Forsythe of Critical Mass. This workshop will give you a foundation for understanding what UX design is and how to approach it. Please note that this event has only two ticket tiers – $35 for all regular attendees, and $25 for unwaged/student attendees.

Workshop learning objectives:
– Gain an understanding of what User Experience is, its value, and how it is applied across industries
– Gain a foundational understanding of the UX process and key deliverables that UX designers create
– Learn to evaluate and prioritize business and user requirements in the design process
– Develop skills in the use and application of UX activities through a hands-on interactive exercise
This event is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). You will need to bring your own laptop and sketching materials (sketchbook, notepad, pencil and pen etc).

As well, SLA Toronto with Lesley Ellen Harris is happy to continue offering the discounted rate for the Canadian Copyright Certificate!

The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law is designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law and to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. Register now to join us and earn your Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law in 2018.

Please contact Kathryn Kingston, Membership Director, at kathryn.e.kingston@pwc.com for your discount code.

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SLA Toronto August Social

SLA Toronto August Social

SLA Toronto welcomes our community to join us on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 3 Brewers Adelaide for drinks, chats, and to savour the remains of the summer! This is a great opportunity to share with colleagues about the conferences that you attended over the spring and summer. SLA Toronto Board members will be present and would love to hear about what concerns you in your profession.

SLA Toronto will also be announcing the upcoming fall events that have been planned!

This event is free and the cost is your own food and beverage. Please help us keep track of attendance by registering for the event here!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jon Leroux at jonleroux00@gmail.com .

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Resume Office Hour Consultation – Feb. 6, 2018

February 6, 2018 – February 6, 2018

140 St. George Street

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Description:

Could 30 minutes on February 6 make a difference in your career?

Ulla de Stricker with SLA Toronto is offering private consultations on your cover letter and resume. Ulla has provided many librarian and information professionals with career insights and advice over the years. She is a veteran of this industry and currently runs her own consulting business.

Find out more about Ulla’s work and many publications here.

JUST YOU IN THE ROOM WITH A CAREER EXPERT

This is your opportunity to get personalized advice on how to polish two documents that – though they are brief – will determine the direction of your professional life. This event is free to all iSchool students regardless of SLA membership and it is open to SLA members who are no longer students for a nominal charge.

On Tuesday February 6, Ulla de Stricker will be available for 30-minute personal sessions to work individually with students and SLA members wishing to perfect their resumes and cover letters:

  1. Sign up by January 26 for a 30-minute time slot on February 6.
  2. You will be sent a form to indicate your availability closer to Jan. 26. You will be assigned a 30-min time slot.
  3. You will receive the background materials on resumes and cover letters so that you may draft your documents accordingly.
  4. Submit your documents with a brief narrative about your specific situation to Ulla at ulla@destricker.com by February 1.
  5. You and Ulla meet at a private office area in the iSchool to go over your documents in detail.

SLA Toronto is grateful for the support of Alex Howes, iSchool Careers Officer, and Ulla de Stricker to be able to offer this event.

When: Tuesday February 6th, 2018; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: iSchool, University of Toronto – Room information to follow
Cost: Free to all students | $5 for non-student SLA members
Registration closes: CLOSED

 

Please direct questions to the registrar for this event: Mary Gu at gu.mary3@gmail.

 

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Blockchain Technology & Smart Contracts – Feb. 27, 2018

Blockchain Technology & Smart Contracts – Feb. 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 – February 27, 2018

140 St. George Street

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Description:

2017 was Blockchain’s coming out party by becoming a mainstream topic of conversation, but do librarians and other information professionals need to know about it? This session will introduce Blockchain technology and its implications on smart contracts. You will have the opportunity to learn about how applications using these technologies will change the way we purchase and share content, track records, exchange metadata, and establish provenance in creative works – all of which has profound implications on our industry.

During this session, you can expect:

  • An introduction to Blockchain with a hands-on activity: What is this technology that everyone’s talking about and how does it work?
  • An introduction to smart contracts and how they work
  • How Blockchain technology can impact the field of library and information science
  • See the Blockchain in action with a demonstration of our proof of concept

About the speaker

Stephen (MLIS) is a Design Researcher for Narritiv, an innovation lab created by Access Copyright. After spending 10 years working as an Information Specialist, he spent 2017 researching, speaking about, and helping build apps using Blockchain technology. Stephen is passionate about creating digital solutions for artistic creators while improving experiences for content consumers.

 

When: Tuesday February 27, 2018; 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: BL 728 Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Cost: $10 SLA members | $20 non-members | $5 students/unwaged/retired
Registration closes: Tuesday February 20, 2018

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Meet the Board Cocktail Evening – Jan. 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 – January 24, 2018

81 Bloor St. East

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Description:

Do you have burning questions for the Executive Board? Would you like to give your thoughts and feedback on SLA Toronto events and socials? Are you considering volunteering? Or are you just curious to learn more about SLA Toronto? Please join the 2018 Executive Board at Firkin on Bloor for some friendly chatter over drinks!

The Board members will be introducing themselves and explaining what their role will be in the coming year. We would love to hear from our members and share ideas in order to create a great 2018 SLA Toronto experience for you.

When: Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Where: Firkin on Bloor, 81 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9

Cost: Your own food or beverage(s)

Registration closes: Monday January 22, 2018 at midnight

Please direct questions to the registrar for this event: Jon Leroux at jonleroux00@gmail.com.

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Recording – SLA Toronto 2017 AGM Webinar

Hello everyone! Thank you to everyone who was able to tune into the AGM webinar on November 23rd, 2017. Available for download is the video file of the AGM. In the meeting we covered our achievements in 2017, announced a well deserving award winner, and announced our 2018 Board.

To download the recording, please click below:

2017-11-23 SLA Toronto 2017 AGM Webinar

 

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Joint Holiday Social – Dec. 14th 2017

Joint Holiday Social – Dec. 14th 2017

December 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017

14 Elm St

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Description:

Let’s ring in the holiday season together at the Joint Holiday Social!!

 

What: SLA/OLA-SLC/THLA/FIAA Joint Holiday Social

When: December 14, 2017, 6-9pm (registration starts at 5:30pm)

Where: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Cost: $35 members | $45 non-members | $25 students & unemployed

Buddy Program:  Please indicate in the form below if you are looking for a buddy or willing to be a buddy for a student or new attendee.

 

SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at The Arts and Letters Club.  Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer.

There will exciting raffle prizes available, so bring your business cards to enter the draw!  A selection of hors d’oeuvres will be provided!

 

 

This event has been generously sponsored by Aurora WDC and Thomson Reuters

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Special thanks to: Luisa Moncada with Thomson Reuters | Derek Johnson and Jason Voiovich with AuroraWDC

Notice of Photography

Please be aware that there will be a professional photographer taking photographs of this event and its participants. The photos may be used on social media channels, the association website, and in other other publications for promotional purposes. The photos may be used to promote similar events or to promote SLA Toronto, THLA, FIAA, and OLA-SLC in the future. Any photographers taking photos on behalf of the event organizers will identify themselves to you whenever possible. By participating in this event, you are giving your consent for the use of your image and likeness for the above purpose by any of the hosting associations.

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SLA Toronto AGM 2017

SLA Toronto invites you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday November 23, 2017! We will be sharing a summary of what SLA Toronto has accomplished in 2017 and what we look forwards to in 2018.

The AGM will be presented as a webinar running from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

Please see the link here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6757389943213549827

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Speed Networking with SLA Toronto

Speed Networking with SLA Toronto

November 14, 2017 – November 14, 2017

140 St George Street

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Description:

SLA Toronto’s First Five Years team is excited to connect students with the special libraries professional community! Do you want exposure to a variety of special libraries professionals? Are you unsure of what kinds of environments you could potentially find yourself working in post-degree? This event is your opportunity to meet new people and ask some questions.

 

This is a structured speed networking event where 15 special libraries professionals will be ready to take your questions or just have a chat. The structured speed networking will consist of 7 minutes per person over the span of 1 hour with 20 minutes afterwards for unstructured networking and chatter.

 

You can prepare questions ahead of time and we will also send you some suggested questions to open up the conversations!

 

If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to Mary Gu at gu.mary3@gmail.com

 

When: Tuesday November 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Where: Rm 417, Inforum, iSchool, University of Toronto
Costs: $5 students
Registration closes: Friday November 10, 2017

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Benefits of an SLA Membership

Benefits of an SLA Membership

Thinking about renewing your SLA membership or have a friend thinking of joining?

Staying ahead of the learning curve is a necessity in today’s information and knowledge economy. SLA is your source for professional development opportunities that will help you get and stay ahead.

SLA Toronto was founded in 1940 and represents the interests of information professionals in Toronto and most of the province of Ontario, west of Kingston. The Toronto Chapter is a dynamic and active organization with over 200 members and is part of SLA, an international organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

Member benefits include:

Membership Referrals

When you invite your fellow information professionals to join SLA and they become members, everyone wins! By referring at least three new members to SLA, you’ll receive a 20 percent discount on the early bird rate to the SLA 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore. SLA will benefit from a stronger community, and the new members will be eligible to win a $150 gift card!

An additional bonus! SLA Members receive 10% off their Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law!

The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law is designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law and to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. Register now to join us and earn your Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law in 2018.

The CCCL serves as a useful education and refresher, and an opportunity to become part of an exclusive community of Canadian copyright leaders. Specifically, author and lawyer Lesley Ellen Harris will work with you to:

  • develop your breadth of knowledge of copyright issues in Canada and around the world;
  • lower the risk of copyright infringement in your organization;
  • increase your knowledge on when and how to obtain copyright permissions;
  • improve your ability to provide quick answers about Canadian copyright law;
  • develop best practices for lowering copyright risks;
  • provide you with tools to demonstrate leadership in your copyright role; and
  • provide an online forum for you to network with other copyright professionals.

Please contact Kathryn Kingston, Membership Director, at membership@toronto.sla.org for your discount code.

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