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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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What I Wish I Knew Five Years Ago: Contract Work Realities

What I Wish I Knew Five Years Ago: Contract Work Realities

May 9, 2018 – May 9, 2018

140 St. George Street

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Description:

Join SLA Toronto and the First Five Years Team at the iSchool (BL728) for an engaging discussion about post-MLS career experiences!

Attendees will hear from a panel of five information professionals as they look back at their early career experiences and discuss what they wish they knew when they were first starting out in the job market after graduating from library school. This year we will be focusing the discussion around what it means to have a varied career path and what it might look like trying to find that first job, and how that may include working a number of contracts or a couple jobs at once.

We will be updating with more information about our panelists soon!

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: 140 St. George Street, Faculty of Information, BL 728
Cost: $10 SLA members | $20 non-members | $5 students/unwaged/retired
Registration closes: Wednesday, May 9 at 1 pm

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Emily Deere at newinfopro@toronto.sla.org.

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Get the Most Out of SLA Connect

Get the Most Out of SLA Connect

Join Sarah Morrison, SLA Toronto’s Technology & Communications Director, for a free webinar all about SLA Connect!

Topics we’ll cover in this session include:

  • What is SLA Connect?
  • When should I use it? When shouldn’t I?
  • Dashboard walkthrough
  • Joining Communities
  • Notification settings
  • Where to go for help

This webinar is open to all SLA members, though we’ll be focusing on SLA Toronto’s Connect presence.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: Online – register here
Cost: Free!
Registration closes: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Please register here to receive the link to the webinar! Direct any questions to Sarah Morrison at techcomms @ toronto.sla.org.

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Pub Night with SLA Toronto and SLA iSchool – March 21, 2018

Pub Night with SLA Toronto and SLA iSchool – March 21, 2018

SLA Toronto’s First Five Years and SLA iSchool invites you to join the community for drinks later in March! We would love to bring new professionals, established professionals, and students together to enjoy some food and beverages.

SLA Toronto has reserved a side room for the evening and we’d love to see you all there!

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM
Where: Bedford Academy, 6 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Cost: Your own food & beverages
Registration closes: Tuesday March 20, 2018

Please register here to help us make sure the reservations are correct! Please direct any questions to the registrar: Jon Leroux at jonleroux00@gmail.com.

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Applying Logic Models for Comprehensive Assessment – Tues. March 27, 2018

Applying Logic Models for Comprehensive Assessment – Tues. March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 – March 27, 2018

N/A

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Description:

Have you ever had to try and figure out how to collect data for assessment after a project has launched? Have you ever collected data for assessment and realized that it doesn’t really answer your questions? Have you ever wondered what else you might use your assessment data for in your work?

Creating a comprehensive assessment plan can be an overwhelming task. Whether you are new to this type of work or a seasoned professional looking to improve your process – this webinar discusses several models that will help you build comprehensive and flexible assessment plans.

Our goals for attendees:

  • Understand the thought processes behind developing a comprehensive assessment plan.
  • Understand how logic models contribute to systematically developing an assessment plan.
  • How to use logic models and assessment methods to build in flexibility and future potential into your assessment plan.

 

About the Speakers

Mary Gu is the Information Services Librarian with CPA Canada, the national level non-profit supporting the Canadian accountancy profession. She was previously the Archives and Records Management Project Coordinator with CPA Canada. Mary started learning about assessment and measurement during her undergraduate in psychology and has applied her knowledge to a variety of projects in the library world.

Hannah Loshak is the Information Manager with the Centre for Effective Practice. In this role, Hannah provides research and resource development services on a variety of projects in the health care sector. Hannah applies her knowledge of creating comprehensive assessment plans to help develop health care tools and clinical guidelines in projects with multiple stakeholders.

 

When: Tuesday March 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Cost: $10 SLA members | $20 non-members | $5 students/unwaged/retired
Registration closes: Sunday March 25, 2018
Webinar registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6337665675836834050

Please register below for the event to make the payment and click here to register for the webinar software. You need to do both of these things to participate in the webinar. A recording will be available to attendees post-webinar.

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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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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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