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!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Student Volunteer Opportunity

Hello Everyone!

SLA is seeking volunteers to assist with registration at SLA 2014 in Vancouver.  Student volunteers will work one full day at the Registration Desk on either Saturday, June 7, or Sunday, June 8, and receive a free conference registration in return.

* If you are interested, please review the requirements and apply today at

The application deadline is April 11, 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SLA 2014 Call for Posters!

SLA 2014 Call for Posters: “Welcoming Opportunity: Embracing new roles and responsibilities in a shifting landscape

The Academic; Education; Museums, Arts, & Humanities; and Social Science Divisions of the Special Libraries Association invite proposals for a poster session to be held during  SLA’s annual conference in Vancouver, June 2014.  The theme for this year’s poster session is “Welcoming Opportunity: Embracing new roles and responsibilities in a shifting landscape.” This year’s posters will be displayed in the INFO/EXPO area and will provide increased exposure for participants as posters will be available to view for an entire day.
Proposals might examine how re-considerations and re-imaginations of traditional roles are providing both challenges and opportunities. Proposals could also focus on building connections with others across not only geographic and cultural boundaries, but between units in our own organizations as well. Case studies, research, and innovative ideas for the future are all welcome.

We welcome proposals from any SLA member, new or experienced, and especially from students. A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.
Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2014 via e-mail to Please include a title and description of about 250 words, and your name, institution, e-mail address, and mailing address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of the decision by May 1, 2014.

The poster session presentation time will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues and will be held on Sunday, June 8th from 3:30-5:00p.m.

The 2014 poster session committee is Maya Kucij (Education Division), Julie Jones (Academic Division), Gina Gajewski  (Social Science Division), and Rebecca Vargha (Museum, Arts, & Humanities Division).

Friday, March 21, 2014

Job Opportunity at Goodmans LLP!

Library Assistant (Contract)
Goodmans LLP is recognized as one of Canada’s leading transaction law firms. With a strategic entrepreneurial approach, Goodmans delivers intelligent solutions with the responsiveness, energy, talent and determination it takes to get the deal done. We are committed, hard-working professionals who are motivated by exceeding our clients’ expectations. We look for people with commitment, initiative and a creative flair who thrive in a fast paced environment and respect and recognize each other’s individual contribution to our success.

We are currently seeking a Library Assistant for a three (3) month contract to ensure the efficient operation of the Library by providing technical and administrative support. Reporting to the Director, Library and Records, this position is an important part of our Library Services team.

This position will assist Library and Records staff with several special projects, including the following:
• Organization of a legal practice area library collection
• Development of a firm archives program
• Implementation of a library automation project
• Assisting with other library and records projects, activities and events as needed

• Students enrolled in MLS, MIS or Library Technician Diploma programs; recent graduates are also encouraged to   
• Basic knowledge of Library Services an asset.
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite including: Outlook, Word and Excel an asset.
• Familiarity with EOS an asset.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Service oriented; adaptable and flexible to the changing demands of the position.
• Experience in a professional services environment an asset.

To apply, please go to and follow the links under “Careers”.

Application deadline is Monday, April 14th, 2014.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Goodmans LLP, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SLA Toronto Event: What I wish I knew 5 years ago!

Students and new grads, check out this interesting event from SLA Toronto!
What I wish I knew 5 years ago!

It is amazing how your world can change in 5 years.  And how many haven't said "I wish I knew that 5 years ago"?

Hindsight is a grand thing.  We have gathered 4 successful librarians who are willing to pass on their advice which could benefit us all now.
Come out and get sage advice from these librarians who remember what it is like to be a new graduate.
Moderator – Christine DeLuca, Law Librarian, Bennett Jones SLP

  • Yasuko Enosawa – Legislative Assembly of Ontario Library
  • Jennifer Peters – Emerging Technologies Librarian at Seneca College
  • Lola Rudin – Liaison Librarian for Management and CMS at the University of Toronto
  • Laura Warner – Senior Media Librarian with the CBC
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6-8pm (registration starts at 5:30pm)

Cost: $10

Light refreshments will be served

Registration closes March 31, 2014 at midnight.  

Questions or comments? Contact Ricardo Laskaris at r.laskaris @