Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Social & Call for Volunteers

You’re invited! The SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at The Arts and Letters Club. Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer. A selection of hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

The cost is $15 for students, and the event will be held on December 11 from 6-8 pm at the Arts and Letters Club at 14 Elm Street. Visit for more information and to register for the event.

This year SLA Toronto is organizing a buddy program for students and new members. Students and new members will be paired with an experienced member so they can be introduced to other members at the social. Students can sign up when they register for the Social. It’s a great networking opportunity!

We would also like to let everyone know about a volunteer opportunity with SLA! SLA Toronto has asked SLA-TSG for volunteers to help with an interview project in celebration of the Toronto chapter’s 75th anniversary. Volunteers would need to interview a past president or major contributor to SLA Toronto and write a short piece for the website.

If you’re interested in volunteering, send an email to and we’ll connect you with Christine DeLuca, SLA Toronto’s First Five Years chair.

Monday, October 13, 2014

SLA-TSG Presents: Cover Letter and Resume Workshops with Ulla de Stricker

Join the SLA-TSG for these practical and relevant workshops on how to write and format a cover letter and resume that will get you noticed.
Ulla provides tips on incorporating volunteer and course work experience into your resume, working around gaps and career changes, creating a meaningful tag line, and more.

“These workshops helped me develop a cover letter and resume that I can tailor to specific jobs and that highlight my marketable skills and experience.” CM – workshop attendee

The workshop dates are as follows, in Bissell Building Room 728:
Cover Letters:  Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
                      Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (New Date!)
Resumes:        Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

To register, e-mail us at

Professionals and Students welcome!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SLA-TSG Tour: The CBC Library & Archives

On October 15th, the SLA Toronto Student Group will be hosting a tour of the CBC Library and Archives. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the exciting field of media librarianship!

The CBC Tour will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Please arrive by 10:45am for security clearance. The CBC Library and Archives are located at 250 Front Street West in Toronto.

To register for this event, send us an e-mail at Register early as space is limited!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SLA Toronto Event: Defining the Resource Specialist

Check out this interesting upcoming event from SLA Toronto in October!

From SLA Toronto's website: 

Join this seminar to unravel the mystery of the Resource Specialist and all it entails.  We will examine the pursuit of this alternative career opportunity, offered by non-profit agencies in data management teams.  As well as, bridge the gap between your current knowledge as a recent graduate or experienced professional, and a specialization that is only taught within the industry itself. Bring your inquiries, and leave with understanding key components of the resource specialist profession.

Learning Outcomes

  • Human Services
  • Associations & Memberships
  • Databases
  • Standards & Certification
  • Relevancy

  • Brian Rooney, Bilingual Resource Specialist, Kids Help Phone
  • Kejo Buchanan, Certified Resource Specialist, Kids Help Phone

The cost is: Members $10, Non-members $15 and Students $5
The event will take place at the Lillian H. Smith Library from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Thursday, October 16th.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Clubs Showcase & First Meeting for 2014/15

Welcome new and returning students! The SLA Toronto Student Group is getting ready for the 2014-2015 academic year, and we have a couple of announcements to share with you.

On Wednesday, September 17th at 4:00pm in the student lounge (Bissell building, 7th floor, room 705), MISC will be hosting the clubs showcase, and we will be there to tell you more about our group and answer any questions that you have.

Following the showcase, we will be holding our first meeting of the new academic year on Thursday, September 18th at 4:30pm in the student lounge (Bissell building, 7th floor, room 705). At this meeting, we will be discussing events for this year and any new ideas for the group, as well as filling the roles of Secretary and First-year Chair/Co-Chairs.

We hope to see you there!