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 2020 registration

  • Fall 2020 workshops will be offered online, through the Virtual Inforum 
  • All current BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students can register for Fall 2020 iSkills workshops.  You will receive an email from Daisy Dowdall with directions on how to register on Monday, August 10th
  • 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 
  • Those who are not on the registration list will be removed from the session, since it is an imposition on the instructor, and unfair to those who registered or are waitlisted

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


  • 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
MEDLINE fundamentals for health-curious iSchool students 2020
Introducing systematic reviews for health-curious iSchool students 2020
Reconciliation: Speaking our truths on the path to allyship 2020
Audio editing for a podcast: Audacity for information and heritage professionals 2020
Collecting and critically analyzing policy documentation for research 2020
Fundamentals of academic writing 2020
WordPress essentials+ 2020
Academic writing in the Canadian context 2020
Visually communicating your research: Graphic tools and visual storytelling techniques for researchers+ 2020
Special collections & rare books cataloguing 2020
Online circuits!+ 2020
Digital marketing for GLAMs: Social media and beyond 2020
The art of public speaking and crafting oral presentations 2020
A gentle dive into Git: The multi tool for saving, storing, publishing and sharing your work+ 2020
Public library leadership 2020
Library program crash course: How to develop, host, and evaluate library programming 2020
Building inclusive communities: Opportunities for creativity and progress within the current legal framework 2020
Poster presentations: How to prepare, design, and present! 2020
Using data to solve problems: An introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning for beginners 2020
Indigenous materials & perspectives in library collections 2020
Finding articles for your LIS and ARM coursework 2020
Introduction to research: Effective use of the U of T library resources (only for BI students) 2020
Building interoperable digital collections with the international interoperability framework (IIIF) 2020
Designing meetings for consensus-based outcomes 2020
From data visualization to interactive data analysis 2020
Managing volunteers in museums 2020
UXD portfolio 2020