iSkills: Professional, academic, & technical workshops

iSchool professors, Inforum librarians, current students, alumni, and a collective of professionals and academics from each program and concentration, work together to create the iSkills roster of workshops, listed below. Together with the MMSt and MI curricula, they create a unique and complete information and heritage graduate educational experience. They also address academic, professional, and technical competencies aligned with your program and/or concentration(s).

A table of workshops appears at the bottom of this page.

Workshop handouts

Missed a workshop but still interested in the material? Check the table below for available handouts and presentation materials from Winter 2017 and before. Workshop materials, when available, are generally posted the week following the last session of a workshop. Materials from previous terms can be accessed by changing the year and term in the drop-down menus below.


If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have signed up, make sure to withdraw at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. The steps to withdraw can be found in this PDF.

Penalty ($)

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Questions, comments, suggestions

All questions, comments, and suggestions relating to iSkills workshops should be directed to Kathleen Scheaffer, Inforum Librarian, Outreach & Instructional Services Coordinator.

iSkills Workshops

Workshop Year Materials
3D Printing Safety Training 2017
Strategic Non-Academic Grant Writing* 2017
Finding Museum Articles and Resources for Assignments 2017
Indigenous Materials & Perspectives in Library Collections 2017
Poster Creation and Presentation 2017
Developing for Virtual Reality 2017
Finding Articles in LIS and ARM 2017 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Worksheet
Cataloguing with Sirsi 2017
Introduction to InDesign* 2017
Preservation in a Historical Computing Environment: How to Recover Information from Vintage Tech* 2017
How to Manage Your Sources and Citations for Assignments Using Zotero 2017
How to Manage Your Sources and Citations for Assignments Using RefWorks Flow 2017
Startup Thinking: How Academic Libraries Support Entrepreneurs 2017
Creating Digital Collections with Islandora 2017
Tips for Studying Smarter 2017
Manage Group Work 2017
Manage Your Time 2017
Academic Success for Grad Students 2017
Effective Researching: Deconstructing Academic Databases 2017 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Worksheet
Finding the Right Resources: Subject Discovery in Library Catalogues 2017 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Worksheet
Cite in APA 2017 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Slides
Promotional Photography for Information and Heritage Professionals* 2017
UXD Portfolio 2017
Know Your Personal Strengths & Skills 2017
Professional Communications 2017
Leveraging LinkedIn 2017
How to Network 2017
Job Interviews 2017
Resume/Cover Letter/Portfolio 2017
Introduction to Google Analytics 2017
UX: Protoyping with Axure RP 2017
Inforum Tours 2017
Introduction to Makerspaces & 3D Printing 2017 PDF icon Handout
Introduction to Photoshop* 2017
Introduction to Illustrator* 2017