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Career Trends & Events – December 11th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

On this page you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range of industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, to 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.

This piece is compiled weekly by a Careers Office Research Assistant.

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

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KMDI-Semaphore Holiday Party

You are invited to the KMDI-Semaphore Holiday Party!  This party is for Faculty of Information, staff, faculty, students, KMDI-Semaphore members, community partners and friends. Bring your family, friends, partners and children. All are welcome!  Take a break from writing, grading, exams and papers to have a drink, eat and socialize.  Our jazz trio will provide a relaxing atmosphere with live music celebrating the holiday spirit.   Also, there will be a KMDI student poster exhibition while we celebrate the end of the semester and festive season.  The first 100 people to attend will receive a free drink ticket at the door!  Save your spot now and RSVP on the link below!  

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Inforum LIbrary, 4th floor, Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street, Toronto

This is a FREE event.
Drinks and a wide assortment (including vegan, gluten free..) of finger foods will be served.  You may purchase alcoholic beverages at the cash bar. 

RSVP here

Exciting Jobs

Information Systems Support Analyst

Closes on Friday, January 11, 2019
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Organization: University of Toronto: Information Technology Services – Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration
Job title: Information Systems Support Analyst
Number of positions:  1

Description of duties: The Information Systems Support Analyst will assist EASI with the support, testing, and documentation of the Course Information System (CIS). Duties may include:

  • Providing front-line support and troubleshooting for the CIS system
  • Assisting the CIS project team with requirements gathering and analysis
  • Participating in feasibility assessments for new features and enhancements
  • Contributing to user documentation (user manuals, knowledge base articles, and FAQs)
  • Testing bugs and new features

Work location: St. George campus. The analyst may occasionally be required to travel to UTM or UTSC


  • Excellent analytical, presentation, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks across multiple projects
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the area of knowledge and information systems
  • Experience with testing and troubleshooting software applications
  • Experience with requirements analysis and requirements management tools and techniques


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Self-motivated, detailed oriented with the ability to effectively manage deadlines

Employment period:

  • Starting February, 2019
  • This position is a 4 month or 8 month term

Salary: $20/hour

How to apply:

  • Please send an e-mail with your cover letter and resume to
  • Interviews will be conducted on the St. George campus

Application deadline date: January 11th, 2019

This position would be ideal for a student in the ISD concentration, but is open to anyone with interest and the right experience.

Ontario Library Association Conference Volunteer Opportunity

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
Application: Here
Organization: Ontario Library Association
Pay: Volunteer

“Who is eligible to volunteer?

Volunteers must be current students in a library-specific program, or recent graduates (2016 or later) of a library program who are currently job-seeking or underemployed.

What will I be doing as a volunteer?

Assisting attendees with using the conference mobile app Preparing conference materials
Staffing the registration desk and information booths Assisting in the Speaker’s Lounge
Crowd control at autograph signings Taking photographs
Changing signage Helping to set up/tear down the OLA store
Scanning barcodes at sessions, Keynotes and the Expo Providing directional help

Plus any other important tasks that emerge!

Helpful tools

Code of Conduct

Convention Centre map (MTCC)

Hotel map (ICTC)

Super Conference Volunteer FAQs

Who will be my points of contact as a volunteer?

The Co-Planners for Super Conference 2019:

  • Angela Henshilwood, Lead Volunteer Coordinator for Super Conference 2019
  • Manda Vrkljan, Co-Volunteer Coordinator for Super Conference 2019

Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity with us!

The Call for Volunteers will open December 4, 2018.

Any questions or concerns can be shared with Angela & Manda by emailing


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