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 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).

Winter 2019 registration (Fall 2018 iSkills have closed)

  • Within the first week of the Winter 2019 semester, all current MI and MMSt students will be able to register for Winter 2019 iSkills workshops.   You will receive an email from Kathleen Scheaffer with directions how to prior to this date.
  • You will ONLY be able to register via the link in this email
  • DOUBLE CHECK you entered your UTORONTO email information correctly (example:
  • 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

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 accompaning 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
  • 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

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
A Taste of Python: Starting from Scratch 2018
Introduction to Google Analytics 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Basic Video Preservation Hands-on Training** 2018
Museums and Gaming* 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Publish Your Own Journal with Open Journal Systems (OJS) 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Inforum Tours 2018
Researcher Impact & the Responsible Use of Metrics 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Genres of Academic Writing 2018
Fundamentals of Academic Writing 2018
Introduction to Omeka: Creating Online Exhibits and Collections 2018 PDF icon Presentation
3D Printing* 2018
Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners* 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Crash Course in Library of Congress Classification 2018 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Exercises
Crash Course in Dewey Decimal Classification 2018 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Museum Studies Portfolio* 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Introduction to Illustrator* 2018 PDF icon Handout
Introduction to Photoshop* 2018
Resume/CV & Cover Letter Writing 2018 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Job Interview Readiness 2018 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Presentation
Building Your Professional Network 2018 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Presentation
Leveraging LinkedIn 2018 PDF icon Presentation
PDF icon Handout
Professional Communications 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Know Your Strengths 2018
UXD Portfolio 2018 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Presentation
Finding Books by Topics: Making Library Catalogues Work for You 2018 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Exercises
Preservation in a Historical Computing Environment: How to Recover Information from Vintage Tech 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Finding Articles for your LIS and Archives Coursework 2018 PDF icon Handout
PDF icon Exercises
Developing for Virtual Reality 2018
Poster Creation and Presentation 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Indigenous Materials & Perspectives in Library Collections 2018 PDF icon Presentation
Strategic Non-Academic Grant Writing* 2018