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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.


  • 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: 

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 (, 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 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

Register here:

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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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