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Career Industry Trends and Events – April 10, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

Industry Trends:

Are LinkedIn Recommendations Important? Here’s What 10 Hiring Managers Say. We reached out to several hiring managers and asked them if LinkedIn recommendations sway their opinions of candidates. Here’s what they had to say.

3 Ways You Can Be Stymied in Your Career. Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood answer reader questions about how to avoid or get around some key roadblocks.

What to say when an interviewer says, ‘Tell me about a mistake you made. Being prompted to discuss a career mistake may catch you off-guard during a job interview, but employers want to know more about you than resume highlights — so be prepared.


April 11th

Start Proud April Networking Social

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Hotel Ocho 195 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON
Concentration: All


Join Start Proud as we come together at Hotel Ocho to connect with good company. Here attendees will get the chance to stay engaged and immersed within the LGBTQA community at large. Come join professionals and students alike to share their wealth of knowledge, views, and connect with stimulating discussion to end off a great year together. We invite you to join us for an evening to expand your network in good company with our community.

We’ll also be having our second Women’s Power Hour, starting at 5:30 PM. Join us for a chance to expand your network of women and share experiences and knowledge!

April 12th

The Future of Health Innovation

Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: MaRS Discovery District 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Concentration: ISD


The Future of Health Innovation conference presented by the University of Toronto will highlight and showcase health and life sciences innovation from the University Toronto and the Toronto community including those from our affiliated hospital partners

Exciting Opportunities:

The Faculty of Information Job Shadowing program has a number of remaining hosts looking for students! If you are interested in any of these individuals below, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer for more information (

Host Organization Department Position Title
Brampton Public Library
Burnhamthorpe Public School Teacher-Librarian
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH Ottawa) Research Information Services Manager, Research Information Services
City of Toronto Archives
CNIB Accessible Publishing
Humber Libraries Health Sciences Liaison Librarian
Maskwacis Cultural College Continuing and Open Education Team Lead
McMaster University Mills Library Services Librarian
McMaster University DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care Research Coordinator
Mohawk College Digital Services Librarian, Project Manager
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Glebe Collegiate Institute Teacher-Librarian
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Nepean High School Teacher-Librarian
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Earl of March Secondary School Teacher-Librarian/ A.P. Coordinator
Peel School Board Burnhamthorpe Public School Teacher-Librarian
Perth & District Union Public Library CEO/Chief Librarian
Ryerson University Library & Archives Communications & Liaison Librarian
Smart Info Management Information Management Consultant
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) County Library Director of Library Services
Toronto District School Board Ionview Public School Vice Principal, Elementary
Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Professional Library Unit Coordinator
Toronto Lawyers Association Reference & Outreach Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) Barbara Frum Branch Children’s Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) Service Development & Innovation Senior Services Specialist, Multicultural Services
Toronto Public Library (TPL) York Woods Branch Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) York Woods Branch Senior Branch Head
Toronto Public Library (TPL) Agincourt Branch Adult Services Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) North York Central Library Children’s Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) S. Walter Stewart Branch Librarian
Toronto Public Library (TPL) Jane Sheppard Branch Branch Head
University of Guelph McLaughlin Library Research and Scholarship Librarian
University of Guelph McLaughlin Library Digital Media Librarian
University of Guelph-Humber Manager, Library Services and Learning Resources
University of Ottawa Archives Assistant to the Chief Archivist
University of Toronto Libraries Robarts Library User Services Librarian, Reference & Research Services
University of Toronto Libraries Collection Development Department Head, Book and Serials Acquisitions
University of Toronto Libraries Mathematics and Cell & Systems Biology Liaison & Education Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries Office of the Chief Librarian Director for Strategic Initiatives
University of Toronto Libraries
University of Toronto Libraries Bora Laskin Law Library Faculty Services Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab Management Librarian
Upper Canada College Teacher Librarian
Vaughan Public Libraries Director of Customer Experience
Vaughan Public Libraries Civic Centre Resource Library & Kleinburg Library Library Manager
Wilfrid Laurier University WLU Brantford Campus Liaison Librarian of Game Design, Law, Criminology, Digital Media and Journalism, and Human Rights and Human Diversity
York Region District School Board Wilclay Public School Teacher Librarian
York University Osgoode Hall Law School Manager, Library Operations
York University Scott Library Social Science & Communication Studies Librarian
York University Steacie Science & Engineering Library Reference Assistant
York University Bronfman Business Library Business Librarian
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