Thursday, October 29, 2015

We're moving!!!

Moving blogs, that is.

Our new under construction blog is:

HERE! (on WordPress)

 This blog will remain on the web for posterity reasons. Some of the content will be migrated over because it is relevant but not all of it, so we're keeping the blogger on the web.

The fresh start will allow us to do new and interesting things with the blog, including guest contributions, tour recaps, and restarting the Professional Profiles.

Please follow us over at WordPress for new content!

Again, that's SLA-TSG Blog on WordPress :)


Webmaster, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Event: OCAD Library Tour!

Are you curious about the role of information centres in creative research and practice? Want to learn more about academic, special, or art librarianship? 

Please join us for a guided tour of the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. 

Librarian Daniel Payne and Learning Zone Technician Heather Evelyn will lead the session; introducing the collection, spaces, and services, and sharing their ways of thinking about best practices for a library that serves and supports creative research and projects. 

The tour will take place on Friday, October 30th from 4:00-5:30pm at 113 McCaul Street (Room 1215, Level 2). All are welcome, but space is limited. This event is FREE! Please RSVP to Angelique Roy at Seasonal treats will be offered so please specify if you have any dietary restrictions.

For more information, please visit the event page

Daniel Payne is Head of Instructional Services at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library. This semester, he is also teaching the Art Librarianship course (INF2312: Art Librarianship in Theory and Practice) at the iSchool.

Marta Chudolinska is the Learning Zone Librarian at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library, managing an alternative library space that is part studio, part collaborative work and research area, and home to the OCAD Zine Library.
Please not that unfortunately Marla Chudolinska will not be available for the tour scheduled on October 30th.

Heather Evelyn is the Learning Zone Technician at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library, responsible for assisting the librarian with information services in addition to programming, cataloguing and maintaining the collection.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Event: General Meeting!

It's that time of year again!

We would like to welcome everyone (back) and invite you to attend the SLA-TSG Annual General Meeting & First Year Co-Chairs election!

Tuesday, September 29th 
4:30-6:00pm in Bissell, Room 728.
Treats will be provided!

At this meeting we will be discussing ideas for potential upcoming events and tours. If there is an organization you would like to visit this year or an activity you would like to see planned, we invite you to come and share your ideas with us.
We will also be selecting two students to act as the First Year Co-Chairs for the 2015-2016 year. Please send Carolyn Pecoskie or Christina Ransom an email at before Tuesday introducing yourself to be nominated with a brief description of your interest in the position.

We hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SLA Toronto Event: Creating Your Personal Brand

SLA Toronto's First Five Years Team is holding their first fall event:

 Creating Your Personal Brand

Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith Library

Information about the event and registering is here. 

More information from the SLA website:
Ever wonder how can you raise your profile if you are new to the profession? Social media is one way to have an impact and get noticed. Join consultant Connie Crosby as she leads our discussion on how you can blog, tweet or instagram your way to building a solid reputation as an information professional.
About Connie Crosby Principal of Crosby Group Consulting, Connie is a knowledge management consultant who specializes in information management, library management, social media, and records management. Connie has been blogging for over a decade on her own blog and as a core contributor to the prominent law blog Her book Effective Blogging for Libraries was part of the award-winning Tech Set series edited by Ellyssa Kroski and published by ALA/Neal-Schuman in 2010. She co-taught (along with Daniel Lee) the Social Media Engagement certificate at the iSchool Institute. Connie currently serves as President of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries and is a co-organizer of the Toronto KM meetup group Knowledge Workers.
Light refreshments will be provided during the event.
Pricing: SLA Members and Students - $10 Non-Members - $20 Registration closes Oct. 19th at midnight
If you have any questions, please contact the New Information Professional Coordinator, Jessica Shiers

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Last Meeting & Executive Positions for Next Year

The SLA-TSG will be having our annual general meeting on Friday, March 27th at 10 am in the 7th floor Student Lounge (with snacks!). We are looking for students to fill executive positions for next year. It's a great opportunity for part-time and first-year students to get involved! The executive positions available include co-chairs, communications officer, secretary, and webmaster.

If you would like to get involved but cannot make it to the meeting, or you have any questions, send us an email at

Hope to see you there!