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The Courier – November 2018 Released!

The Courier – November 2018 Released!

The latest issue of the Courier has now been published! Thanks to Leah Strudwick, Mary Gu, and Kathryn Kingston for contributing. If you have any feedback, please let us know in the comments below, or contact Sarah Morrison directly. Please also reach out to Sarah if you have a submission idea for the next issue! […]

SLA Toronto AGM Recording

SLA Toronto AGM Recording

Thanks to everyone who attended the SLA Toronto Annual General Meeting on Nov 6, 2018! Click here to view a recording of the meeting.

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Welcome to the winter 2013 issue of The Courier! If you are looking for some travel ideas for the upcoming year, perhaps some of the articles in this issue will provide some inspiration. Our feature article, by Crystal Sharp, recaps her travels to two very different, but equally fascinating, libraries in India­—the MCubed Library in […]

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Board Watch

2013 Leadership Summit Kim Silk and I had the honour of attending the 2013 SLA Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas at the beginning of February. It was a wonderful few days spent reconnecting and sharing with SLA colleagues from across the globe, and in particular the SLA Board of Directors. You can catch up on the […]

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Report from the Membership Director

Please join me in welcoming the following new members who joined our Chapter from October 2012 through January 2013. Alexandra Kwan, Toronto Allison Li, Toronto Alyssa Bigelow, Toronto Andrew Hinton, Richmond, BC Annmarie Uleryk, Mississauga Ashley Beausoleil, Windsor Brittany Medeiros, Toronto Carey Toane, Toronto Caroline Chung, Oakville Conrad Ng, Toronto Courtenay Telford D. Grant Campbell, […]

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People on the Move

Greg Barber is now a Prospect Management and Research Officer at Sunnybrook Foundation, and can be reached at gbarber000 (at) sympatico (dot) ca. Michael Meth is the new Director of the OISE Library at the University of Toronto. Until recently, Michael was the Director of the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, where he played a key […]

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Two Libraries in India: How Things Have Changed!

I visited two very different libraries while recently in India: a neighbourhood public library in a Mumbai suburb and an academic library at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. I was impressed by the innovative resources and programming, welcoming spaces, and philosophy of service in both libraries. I grew up in India in the […]

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Touring the Library of Congress

Last fall, I was fortunate to be given a private tour of the Geography & Map Division of the United States Library of Congress by Colleen Cahill, Digital Conversion Coordinator. My private tour began with a quick look at the old card catalogue that has been put out to pasture in a very long hallway. […]

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Toronto Solo Group Report: Practical, Informative and Engaging

2012 will be remembered for two major improvements in the Toronto Solo Librarians’ Group: the introduction of webinar technology and the inclusion of outstanding guest speakers. Webinar technology is BIG for solos. About twenty percent of meeting and workshop registrants cancel at the last minute, and many can’t attend meetings because of their location. With […]

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Reality Check in Solo Land – Webinar – Apr 16, 2013

Solos are often challenged by the paradox of success: It’s necessary to market one’s services, but demand can then outstrip resources. During this webinar, our presenters will offer a “lens of reality” with which to prioritize activities, based on a pragmatic approach: Users are unlikely to act the way librarians do! With a focus on […]

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iSchool Practicum Exhibition & New Information Professionals Pub Night – Apr 2, 2013

Tuesday April 2, 2013 – Tuesday April 2, 2013 Map and Directions | Register Description: Are you planning to attend the iSchool practicum exhibition on April 2nd?  If not, don’t miss it!  The exhibition showcases the wonderfully varied projects that students of Vicki Whitmell’s INF2158 (Management of Corporate and Other Information Centers) practicum course have been engaged in.  The […]

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Statistics Bootcamp: Part I – Apr 9, 2013

Tuesday April 9, 2013 – Tuesday April 9, 2013 140 St. George Street Map and Directions | Register Description: **NEW ROOM – Please note that there is a room change for this event.  It is now to be held in Room 728, NOT Room 417.   Part I: Overview and International Statistics When: Apr 9 […]

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