iSkills: Professional, Academic, & Technical Workshops


iSkills workshops enable current students and alumni to learn professional, academic, and technical skills beyond the classroom. We offer workshops during the Fall, Winter, and Summer terms.

This page includes information related to our current roster. Further information will be provided via email.

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Overview

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).

To view a catalogue of our past sessions, please view the Historical iSkills Catalogue (updated July 2022).

For students and alumni looking for workshop materials from previous sessions, including slides and handouts, please contact Daisy Dowdall, Instructional Coordinator.

Registration

  • Registration is required for all workshops.
  • BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students and Faculty of Information alumni are eligible to register for iSkills workshops.
  • Students and alumni will receive an email from Daisy Dowdall with the calendar and registration links.  You can also find registration links within each of the workshop pages below.
  • If a workshop is full, be sure to sign up for the waitlist.  We work hard to open spots for waitlisted students.

Withdrawing and No Shows

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 session.

To withdraw from a session, please use the link provided in your initial registration confirmation email for the workshop, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Students and alumni who repeatedly fail to attend workshops they have registered for will be suspended from the iSkills program.


Questions, Comments, and Suggestions

All questions, comments, and suggestions related to iSkills workshops can be directed to Daisy Dowdall, Instructional Coordinator.

iSkills Catalogue (Fall 2022)

Workshops are online unless otherwise noted.

Building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub Pages
Children’s learning in the 21st century museum
Cite in APA
Collecting and critically analyzing policy documentation for research
Community outreach programs for museums
Crash course in accessible gaming
Crash course in Library of Congress Classification system
Creating accessible slideshows
Creating accessible Word and Google documents
Data analysis with SQL and MySQL
Email management and communication
Ethical considerations and conundrums in museums
Experiencing history through museum programming and interpretation
Finding articles in information studies
Finding work in archives and records management
Finding work in Ontario museums
Foundations of cloud technologies: Understanding the basics of the cloud
Getting a job in government
Getting a job in tech
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Building your business card
Introduction to all things blockchain
Introduction to bookbinding
Introduction to cybersecurity
Introduction to data management and statistical analysis with SPSS
Introduction to data visualization using Tableau Desktop
Introduction to HTML and CSS
Introduction to Machine Learning modelling techniques
Introduction to Open Scholarship: OER, Open Access, and more!
Introduction to text and data mining
Introduction to Twine
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Designing inclusive learning environments for diverse learners
Life in Prison: Libraries and librarians in correctional facilities
Poster presentations: How to prepare, design, and present
Python 101: Starting from scratch
Python 102: Building on the basics
R: An introduction
Retention and Disposition in the Government of Canada: Directives, Standards, and Workflows
Sexual & gender diversity, inclusion, and the GLAM sector: Principles, approaches, & applications
Storyboarding for museums
Teaching with primary sources for librarians and archivists
The art of public speaking and crafting oral presentations
Towards justice in librarianship: Critical information literacy in information practice
Understanding and applying anti-racism principles in the GLAM sector
Understanding, selecting, and using sources in academic writing
UX writing
Wikidata: An introduction to linked data
Wireframing with Balsamiq
WordPress 101
WordPress 102
WordPress 103
Working with messy data in OpenRefine