iSkills: Professional, Academic, & Technical Workshops



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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).


Registration

    • Fall 2021 workshops will be offered remotely, using Zoom.
    • All BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students and Faculty of Information alumni are eligible to register for Fall 2021 iSkills workshops.
      • Registration is required to attend a workshop.
      • All students must include their FULL NAME, as it appears in other University of Toronto systems, during the registration process.
    • Attendance will be recorded automatically via 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.


Withdrawing

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 in order to avoid a penalty charge.

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.


Penalty Charge ($)

If you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Additionally, your library account will be charged $5 for each workshop that you attend without registration.


Questions, Comments, and Suggestions

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


iSkills Workshops (Fall 2021)

List of iSkill Workshops (Fall 2021). All times are in Eastern Time (ET).
DATE & TIME: TITLE: INSTRUCTOR(S):
Monday, October 18, 2021
01:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET
ArcGIS Online, part of the Digital Tools Series Sarah Shujah, Liaison Librarian, Human Geography & Biological Sciences, SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, UTSC Library

David Kwasny, Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, UTSC Library, Digital Scholarship Unit

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM ET
Creating Accessible Word Documents Aneta Kwak, Information Services and Instruction Librarian, D.G. Ivey Library, New College
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM ET
Networking for Community-Building Samantha Summers, Advancement Coordinator, Toronto International Film Festival
Thursday, October 21, 2021
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM ET
Getting Started: Networking for Professional Development, Part I Aziza Virani, Career and Work Integrated Learning Advisor, Careers Team, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Friday, October 22, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET *
* Moved from Friday, October 15, 2021
Designing Meetings for Consensus-based Outcomes David Buwalda, Associate with Barnes Management Group
Friday, October 22, 2021
01:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET
An Introduction to Music Librarianship Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Management Librarian, Music Library, University of Toronto

James Mason, Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian, Music Library, University of Toronto

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET
Poster Presentations: How to Prepare, Design and Present Kailtyn Merriman, Information Specialist, Health Sciences Library, St. Michael’s Hospital
Monday, October 25, 2021
03:00 PM – 05:00 PM ET
Special Collection & Rare Books Cataloguing Bradley McIlwain, Rare Books Cataloguer, Minotavros Books
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
05:00 PM – 08:00 PM ET
Library Carpentry: The UNIX Shell Jordan Pedersen, Metadata Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Arun Jacob, PhD Student, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM ET
Finding Work in Archives and Records Management Karen Suurtamm, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (ARM and KMIM Concentration Liaison), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Tys Klumpenhouwer, University Archivist, University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

Thursday, October 28, 2021
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM ET
Anti-racism and Decolonization in Curriculum and Pedagogy

* Co-sponsored by The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Faculty of Information Inclusion Unit

Nicole Kaniki, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Thursday, October 28, 2021
05:00 PM – 08:00 PM ET
Library Carpentry: Introduction to MarcEdit and Regular Expressions Jordan Pedersen, Metadata Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Thursday, October 29, 2021
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM ET
Zotero! Organize your Research. Make your Life Easier. Peter Farrell, Faculty of Information Alumnus (2021)
Monday, November 1, 2021
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM ET
Library Program Crash Course: How to Develop, Host, and Evaluate Library Programming Andrea Wesson, Children’s Advocate, Vaughan Public Libraries

Donnalee Smith, Youth Services Librarian, Vaughan Public Libraries

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM ET
UX Writing Danielle Heifa, Editor @ UXR Collective, Filmmaker, Writer
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM ET
UX Storyboarding: Building End-to-End Experiences Alex Desplanque, Product Designer, League
Thursday, November 4, 2021
05:00 PM – 06:30 PM ET
Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, and Indigenous Knowledges Erin Calhoun, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Outreach Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Friday, November 5, 2021
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM ET
Making Academic Libraries Family Friendly Jesse Carliner, Communications Librarian & User Services Librarian, Robarts Library, University of Toronto

Kyla Everall, User Services Librarian, Robarts Library, University of Toronto

Thursday, November 11, 2021
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET
EDI in Higher Education

* Co-sponsored by The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Faculty of Information Inclusion Unit

Nicole Kaniki, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Friday, November 12, 2021
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET
Building Inclusive Communities: Opportunities for Creativity and Progress within the Current Legal Framework Stephen Spong, Director, John and Dotsa Bitove Law Library and Copyright Officer Western University

Katya Pereyaslavska, Accessibility Librarian, Scholars Portal, Robarts Library, University of Toronto

Thursday, November 18, 2021
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM ET
Leaning In: Networking for Professional Development | Part II Aziza Virani, Career and Work Integrated Learning Advisor, Careers Office, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Thursday, November 18, 2021
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM ET
UX Portfolio Mackenzie Dérival, Co-Founder @ Node App | Ex-Google Designer