iSkills: Professional, academic, & technical workshops

Faculty of Information professors, librarians, staff, current students, alumni, and a collective of professionals and academics from each program and concentration, worked together to create the iSkills roster of workshops listed below. Together with the required curricula, these workshops create a unique information and heritage educational experience. They also address academic, professional, and technical competencies aligned with your program and/or concentration(s).

Winter 2021 registration

  • Winter 2021 workshops will be offered online, through the Virtual Inforum 
  • All current BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students can register for Winter 2021 iSkills workshops.  You will receive an email from Daisy Dowdall with directions on how to register on Friday, December 11th
  • DOUBLE CHECK you entered your UTORONTO email information correctly (example:
  • You MUST be registered for each workshop you wish to attend
  • Attendance is taken automatically on our online platform 

Waitlist and future sessions

  • If a workshop is full, be sure to sign up for the waitlist, as we will add additional sessions to the roster based on numbers of those who are on the waitlist

Workshop materials

  • Materials are posted within a few weeks after the last session of a workshop
  • Change the year and the term in the drop-down menus below to access the workshop roster and accompanying materials from previous terms


  • If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have signed up, be sure to withdraw at least 48 hours prior to the workshop
  • Be sure to save each registration confirmation email, as it contains a link to use if you need to withdraw

Penalty charge ($)

  • If you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop
  • Your library account will be charged $5 for each workshop that you attend without registration


  • Alumni will receive a separate email from Lisa Habib, Alumni Development Officer
  • You will ONLY be able to register via the link in this email

Questions, comments, suggestions

All questions, comments, and suggestions relating to iSkills workshops should be directed to Daisy Dowdall, User Services Librarian.

iSkills Workshops

Workshop Year Materials
Finding work in Ontario museums 2021
Challenges and solutions for long-term storage of fossil collections 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Fossil collection, accession, and preparation for museum professionals 2021 PDF icon Presentation
5 ways to wellbeing 2021
Career success in the Government of Canada 2021
Python 102: Building on the basics 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Using visual thinking to help understand and communicate your research+ 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Finding articles in information studies 2021 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Presentation
Introduction to the new LibrarySearch 2021
Programming in JavaScript 2021
Introduction to HTML and CSS 2021
Finding work in archives and records management 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Reading technologies for people with print disabilities 2021
Search Google like a pro 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Children's learning in the 21st-century museum 2021
Introduction to accessibility in instruction 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Video production basics: How to make engaging videos+ 2021 PDF icon Presentation
A gentle dive into Git: The multi tool for saving, storing, publishing and sharing your work+ 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Using data to solve problems: An introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning for beginners 2021
Designing effective virtual meetings 2021
An introduction to A.I. with Teachable Machine 2021
Master your image file formats 2021
WordPress advanced+ 2021 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
WordPress essentials+ 2021 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout 1
PDF icon Handout 2
Podcasting: Introduction to audio production for information professionals 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Introduction to cybersecurity 2021 File Presentation
Introduction to reproducible analyses and documents with R Markdown 2021
A taste of Python: Starting from scratch 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Data visualization using Tableau Public 2021
Teaching with primary sources for librarians and archivists 2021 PDF icon Handouts
Introduction to data management and statistical analysis with SPSS 2021
Introduction to AtoM: Describing archival material in libraries, archives, and museums 2021
R: An introduction 2021
Working with messy data in OpenRefine 2021
Data ethics in action 2021 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Understanding electronic resources in academic libraries 2021
Introduction to visitor research 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Bring out yer SIPs: An introduction to digital preservation with Archivematica 2021 PDF icon Presentation
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Multisensory engagement in museums crash course 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Best practices for assessing virtual reference services 2021 PDF icon Presentation
Exhibition label writing 2021
Addressing racial microaggressions: Tools, strategies and discussions 2021
What is harassment? Tools to identifying and addressing racial and sexual harassment in the work environment 2021
Crash course in Dewey Decimal Classification 2021 PDF icon Handout
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Crash course in Library of Congress classification 2021 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Tidy data for librarians 2021
Data intro for archivists 2021