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).

Fall 2019 registration

  • All current BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students can register for Fall 2019 iSkills workshops.  You received an email from Kathleen Scheaffer with directions on how to register during orientation week
  • DOUBLE CHECK you entered your UTORONTO email information correctly (example: john.doe@mail.utoronto.ca)
  • You MUST be registered for each workshop you wish to attend
  • There will be an attendance sheet in each workshop session, listing the names of all registrants
  • Those who are not on the attendance sheet will be asked to leave, since it is an imposition on the instructor, and unfair to those who registered or are waitlisted
  • Students hoping to take workshops offered by the Department of Academic Success should consult the central Career Learning Network for opportunities

Waitlist and future sessions

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

Workshop materials

  • Materials, when received from instructors, 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

Withdrawing

  • 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
  • It is your responsibility to sign your name on each workshop's attendance sheet to ensure that we have a record of your attendance
  • A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge

Alumni

  • 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 Kathleen Scheaffer, Inforum Librarian, Outreach & Instructional Services Coordinator.

iSkills Workshops

Workshop Year Materials
UXD Portfolio 2019
A taste of python : Starting from scratch 2019
Using service blueprinting as a tool for service assessment 2019
Introduction to google analytics 2019
Introduction to Photoshop+ 2019
Introduction to Illustrator through building your business card+ 2019
Introduction to Arduinos+ 2019
Computers without screens: Building with a Raspberry Pi+ 2019
Managing volunteers in museums 2019 PDF icon Handout
Cite in APA 2019 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Alternative Controllers: From MakeyMakeys to PlayStation Moves+ 2019
From data visualization to interactive data analysis 2019
Designing meetings for consensus-based outcomes 2019
Strategic non-academic grant writing 2019
Building interoperable digital collections with the international interoperability framework (IIIF) 2019
Introduction to research: Effective use of the U of T library resources (only for BI students) 2019
Preservation in a historical computing environment: How to recover information from vintage tech 2019
Building inclusive communities: opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework 2019
Information on the air: Software defined radio 2019
Public Library Leadership 2019
Introduction to Omeka: Creating online exhibits and collections 2019
Mountmaking* 2019
Researcher impact & the responsible use of metrics 2019
Finding articles for your LIS and ARM coursework 2019 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Exercises
Finding books by topics: Making library catalogues work for you 2019 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Exercises
Library program crash course: How to develop, host, and evaluate library programming 2019
Developing for virtual reality 2019
Crash course in dewey decimal classification 2019 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Presentation
Crash course in Library of Congress classification 2019
Basic video preservation hands-on training 2019
Indigenous materials & perspectives in library collections 2019 PDF icon Presentation
3D Printing+ 2019 PDF icon Handout
Using data to solve problems: An introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning for beginners 2019 PDF icon Presentation