iSkills: Professional, Academic, & Technical Workshops

Faculty of Information professors, librarians, staff, current students, alumni, and a collective of professionals and academics from each program and concentration, worked together to create the iSkills roster of workshops listed below. Together with the required curricula, these workshops create a unique information and heritage educational experience. They also address academic, professional, and technical competencies aligned with your program and/or concentration(s).

Our catalogue of past sessions is available here.  Students and alumni looking for workshop materials from previous sessions, including slides and handouts, can reach out to Malayna Bernstein, Director of the Learning Hub.

iSkills — Page Directory:

Summer 2021 Registration

      • Summer 2021 workshops will be offered online, through the Virtual Inforum.
      • All incoming, current, and graduating BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students can register for Summer 2021 iSkills workshops.
      • Returning and graduating students: you can access workshops you’ve registered for by following the instructions here.
      • Incoming students: you MUST register for all iSkills via Eventbrite. Session links will be emailed directly to you. You do NOT need access to Quercus in advance of iSkills sessions.
      • All students must include their FULL NAME, as it appears in other UofT systems, during the registration process.
      • Attendance is taken automatically on our online platform.

Waitlist and Future Sessions

      • If a workshop is full, be sure to sign up for the waitlist, as we will add additional sessions to the roster based on numbers of those who are on the waitlist.


      • If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have signed up, be sure to withdraw at least 48 hours prior to the workshop.
      • Be sure to save each registration confirmation email, as it contains a link to use if you need to withdraw.

Penalty Charge ($)

      • If you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.
      • Your library account will be charged $5 for each workshop that you attend without registration.


      • Alumni will receive a separate email from your FIAA representative.
      • You will ONLY be able to register via the link in this email.

Questions, Comments, and Suggestions

      • All questions, comments, and suggestions relating to iSkills workshops should be directed to Malayna Bernstein.

Summer 2021 iSkills Workshops

UX writing
 An introduction to legal librarianship
 Early career success in academic librarianship
 Introduction to Omeka: Creating online exhibits and collections
 Change management 101: Managing the human side of transformational change in major organizations
 Introduction to grant writing for the GLAM sector
People experiencing homelessness at public libraries: Strategies and tools
Crash course in the Brian Deer Classification System
Getting a job in tech
Using data to solve problems: An introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning for beginners
Analyzing data using SQL and MySQL
A taste of Python: Starting from scratch
Preparing for your first public library interview
The art of public speaking and crafting oral presentations
Academic writing in the Canadian context
Accessible instruction using Universal Design
Scholarly publishing and the academic library: Changes in the information marketplace
WordPress 101
WordPress 102
WordPress 103
Archiving the web with Conifer
UX portfolio
Online circuits with TinkerCAD
Finding GLAM jobs: Strategies for emerging professionals in a fraught job market
Cite in APA
Digital marketing for GLAMs: Social media and beyond
A gentle dive into Git: The multi tool for saving, storing, publishing and sharing your work