We held two tours during the semester. First, the Toronto tour on July 6th gave us a chance to get an insider look at the City of Toronto Archives, the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy at TPL, and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Please see the previous post for more information and pictures. Our second tour was to the mental health library at the Parkwood Institute in London on July 24th. Library staff gave us a great overview of their services and collections. Their unique setup serves both staff and patients and was very interesting to see!
Finally, SLA Toronto Technology & Communications Director (and UWO SLA alum) Sarah Morrison visited the FIMS Graduate Library on July 20th to present a talk on "Writing Outside the Ivory Tower." Several SLA members joined her for drinks at the Grad Club after her talk.
Thank you to everyone who participated or assisted with these events!
At our final meeting of the semester, we began discussing our plans for next semester. Thanks to outgoing Communications Director, Eleonore Shaffer. Our incoming executive will be:
Chair: Meg Antoine
Secretary: Danielle Drimmie
Events Coordinator: Jordan Bulbrook
Communications Director: Sarah Bartlett
Fundraiser: Vanessa Wdowiak
Treasurer: Nadine Poulos
Records Manager (new position): Katie McNamara
First Term Rep: TBD