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Joint Holiday Social – December 11, 2018

Joint Holiday Social – December 11, 2018

Join your colleagues from special libraries and information centres across Toronto and the GTA to celebrate the holiday season! The evening will feature a professional headshot photographer, words from participating associations, awards, and door prize draws, not to mention food, drinks, and opportunities to connect with others in the Toronto special libraries community.

We are very excited to be offer a headshot service with a professional photographer during the Joint Holiday Social. You can learn more about what is offered in the head shot service and purchase a ticket here.

Tickets:

  • Students/Retired/Unwaged: $20 (+ service fee)
  • Members of SLA, FIAA, THLA, or OLA-SLC: $30 (+ service fee)
  • Non-members: $40 (+ service fee)

Purchase your tickets for the Joint Holiday Social here: https://jointholiday2018.eventbrite.ca/ 

This year’s Joint Holiday Social is brought to you by the FIAA (Faculty of Information Alumni Association), SLA Toronto, THLA (Toronto Health Libraries Association), and OLA Special Libraries.

Questions and more information, contact Mary Gu (gu.mary3@gmail.com), SLA Toronto’s Interim Programming Director.

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.

Picture credit.

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Building a Professional Development Plan – Nov. 15, 2018

Building a Professional Development Plan – Nov. 15, 2018

SLA Toronto invites early and seasoned professionals to join us in an interactive workshop to develop a personal professional development plan (PD) led by Joan Rataic-Lang, Executive Director of the library of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Becoming a library leader without a professional development (PD) plan is like that wish, we may want it, but are not sure how to achieve it.

Learning goals:

  • Understand a PD
  • Identify benefits of a PD
  • Process of creating a PD

Attendees will be asked to think about their goals, discuss completing a personal assessment, encouraged to determine their skills and competencies, as well as areas for improvement and growth. There will be brainstorming about how do we develop the skills that we are missing and what non-traditional opportunities exist to develop skills. And finally, how to be accountable to yourself?

Pre-work: please complete the Myers-Briggs assessment at www.16personalities.com. It is free and takes less than 12 minutes.

Registration is limited. A small group will allow the session to be interactive, please come prepared to share.

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 361 University Avenue | Toronto, ON M5G 1T3

Cost: $5 Student/Unwaged | $10 SLA Members | $20 Non-members

Doors open at 6:00 PM on the day.

If you have any questions, please contact Devin New at devin.new7@gmail.com.

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/build-a-personal-professional-development-plan-tickets-50638980554

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SLA Toronto Annual General Meeting Webinar

SLA Toronto Annual General Meeting Webinar

Please join the Board on November 6 as we wrap up 2018 and announce the winners of our awards! It’s a good opportunity to look back on the year with us and prepare to look forwards into 2019.
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Webinar
Cost: None

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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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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

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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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