***May 29 update: This event is FULL. Registration is closed, but email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waitlist.***
Join the OLA Special Libraries Committee for a tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives on Wednesday, June 7.
One of Canada’s largest museum library/archives, the Edward P. Taylor has a unique place in the AGO as both a collecting department and an internal and public information resource. Collection highlights include rare illustrated books, artists’ books and multiples, and Canadian artists’ archives. The Library & Archives’ front entrance was recently redesigned by Hariri Pontarini Architects to convey a wide welcome to gallery visitors.
Amy Marshall Furness (Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist and Head, Library & Archives) and Larry Pfaff (Head of Reader Services) will lead us on this exciting tour of the library’s architecture and special collections.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7 – 6:00 PM
Location: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W., Toronto
Cost: $5 + tax. Space is limited to 20 people.
(Please note: registration requires creation of a free account)
Note: The AGO is open until 9pm on Wednesdays, so you may want to plan a visit to the galleries after the tour.
Featured Image Credit: By John – JOH_7977, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8998725
OLA Super Conference: Fearless By Design (Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2018)
The OLA Special Libraries Committee invites session proposals from librarians, information professionals, and knowledge workers in the special libraries community.
The theme of the 2017 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is “Fearless by Design”.
Continue reading Super Conference 2018: Call for Proposals!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
“Fact-checking” has been much in the news lately, and we have our own skills with that and with verifying dubious web-distributed “information”. But without practice, it’s hard to take a critical view when a statement or conclusion is accompanied by lots of numbers and eye-catching infographics. Join Matt Gertler and Maggie Weaver who will illustrate some simple ways to avoid being snowed by statistics.
Join us on:
Thursday March 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Where: Lillian Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, Meeting Room A, 239 College St.
Cost: $5. Money will be collected at the door.
To register, email Marjan Farahbaksh at email@example.com
Light refreshments will be provided
Are you coming to the OLA Super Conference 2017 and not sure where to start? Check out these sessions below, and don’t forget to attend the iSchool alumni reception or FIMS alumni reception on February 2nd!
If you’re a special librarian or non-traditional information professional, these sessions are for you:
Day 1 – February 1
Continue reading Who’s all in? We are!
Warm up with some holiday cheer and hors d’oeuvres at this year’s Joint Holiday Social!
On December 8th, we invite you to mingle with friends and colleagues at beautiful Hart House.
Secure your spot and register for this evening event at SLA Toronto’s website by December 5th!
See you there!
When: December 8, 2016, 6-8 pm (registration begins at 5:30 pm)
Where: Debates Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Cost: $25 members | $40 nonmembers | $15 students & unemployed
Register at the SLA Toronto website.
The Holiday Social is hosted by SLA Toronto Chapter, University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and the Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee.
This event has been generously sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health and MergerMarket.
Join the OLA Special Libraries Committee for a free, behind-the-scenes tour of of George Brown College’s Waterfront Library Learning Commons on Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
When: Thursday, December 1 – 6:00 PM
Where: George Brown College’s Waterfront Library Learning Commons, 51 Dockside Dr., Toronto
Cost: Free, but space is limited to 15 people!
Registration: Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments will be provided.
About the campus and the library:
George Brown College Waterfront Campus is located in the East Bayfront community, overlooking the Toronto Harbour. The focal point of the campus is the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences, one of the city’s most architecturally striking building at the Toronto Harbour.
The waterfront library strives to facilitate teaching and learning by providing state-of-art physical space, innovative resources and student-centred services.
Students enjoy bright physical space equipped with the latest technology, including study rooms, computer labs, open access computer zones, instruction lab, as well as informal learning spaces. The library provides both conventional resources, such as academic journals and specialized databases, and innovative resources, such as iPads loaded with various medical apps and physical anatomy models. All services are designed around students’ needs, including the integrated Reference Desk and Help Desk, Reference Clusters (customized reference programs) and nontraditional resources/services, such as walkstation treadmill desks, self-services printing and wireless charging stations.
The Waterfront Campus is located at 51 Dockside Dr. For a map and TTC directions, please visit:
We’re hosting another Article Club with our good friends at SLA Toronto this month!
On June 29th, join Maggie Weaver to discuss strategies, share tips and stories, and offer future support to friends and colleagues who need to say NO.
Head on over to SLA Toronto’s website to sign up for this FREE event!
Thank you for your interest in our tour. The tour is now full, but please contact us to join the wait list.
Join the OLA Special Libraries Committee for a free, behind-the-scenes tour of:
The Changing Face of Toronto, an exhibition of the Toronto Public Library’s Toronto Star Photograph Archive
Exhibition curator Carol Elder will speak briefly about the history of both the Toronto Star Photo Archive (TSPA) and about photography at the Star in the 20th century. Alan Walker, the curator of photography at TPL, will speak about the collection, its organization, and how to access the TSPA photos in the Special Collections Department. Carol will then take everyone on a tour of The Changing Face of Toronto exhibition. She will speak about the exhibition’s concept and provide insight into some of the “faces” you will see during the tour.
When: Monday, June 13 – 6:00 PM
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto
Cost: Free, but space is limited to 15 people!
If you love maps and GIS, this tour is for you!
The Map and Data Library supports curriculum and research needs across the University of Toronto with a unique collection containing 250,000+ maps, 16,000+ atlases, and many more air photos (digital and paper), geospatial datasets and research data dating back to the 1960s. The library also provides access training and support for geospatial software.
Please join the head librarian Marcel Fortin to see a selection of unique maps as well as learn interesting projects, services offered and resources available to the community.
When: Monday, April 25 – 6:00 PM
Where: 130 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5 – Fifth Floor
Cost: Free, but space is limited to 25 people!
Registration: Sign up by emailing email@example.com.
On March 10, 2016, we had the pleasure and privilege of hosting a presentation by Greg Barber, Prospect Management and Research Officer at Sunnybrook Foundation.
Greg, thank you for sharing your insights and unique perspective into the world of prospect research!
View the presentation slides.