Keep Toronto Reading: Art Under Cover

Keep Toronto Reading 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:30pm

Is it art? Is it a book? Or both? Hear OCAD
Professors George Walker and Peter Sramek
and book artist Lise Melhorn-Boe speak
about the magical metamorphosis between
art and the book. The panel will explore
the role of technology; show examples of
the fusion between art and publishing;
and highlight Toronto Public Library's new Altered Book Collection. Then tour Art Under Cover: an exhibition of Artist Books in the TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library.
Part of the Keep Toronto Reading 2008, a month-long celebration of the joy of reading. Celebrate books and culture with an exciting line-up of readings,
discussions and activities taking place throughout the city. Check out the latest news on programs and events at www.keeptorontoreading.ca.

Venue & Address: 
Toronto Reference Library Atrium 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Holiday Book Sale

Monday, December 3, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:00am

A benefit for the OCAD Library.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Amount Overdue: $12.10

flyer for site-specific ocad library exhibition
Monday, December 10, 2007 - 5:00am to Monday, January 14, 2008 - 5:00am

This exhibition is comprised of site-specific student work from Vid Ingelevics' fall 2007 Search/Research/Resolution (PHOT 4B03) class. The exhibition transforms the Dorothy H. Hoover library into a public art space. Each piece attempts to explore the ideas of search/research/resolution/archiving.

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library 113 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Library Used Book Sale

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:00pm to Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 9:00pm

Be sure to check out the sale, located in the lobby of the main building at 100 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design Main Building Lobby100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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Seed Saving Workshop

Fall is Time to Save Seed poster with illustration of hands holding a seedling
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join the OCAD U Seed Library for a seed saving workshop led by OCAD U student Amanda Dong. This will be a hands-on workshop on how to collect and save seeds for coming seasons or to share with family and friends. Seed saving is an important practice in sustainable farming, it builds a stronger future for the community — keeps costs down, improves the yearly production/preservation of healthy produce, offers diversity and food security. Come expand your gardening skills and browse through our Seed Library!

The OCAD Seed Library, launched in June 2014, is an official branch of the Toronto Seed Library. The Toronto Seed Library (TSL) was started in November 2012 by the Occupy Gardens of Toronto Collective and students from the University of Toronto and York University. The TSL has grown into a strong cooperative made up of a diverse membership creating a free, self-perpetuating seed library system. To learn more about the Toronto Seed Library please visit their website at torontoseedlibrary.org

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Fall is Time to Save Seed poster with illustration of hands holding a seedling

Let’s Talk About the Library: What Story Does the Library Tell You? (Part 2)

INVC library workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join in on the discussion & enjoy some food (two things not usually associated with libraries!)

Part 2: What does a library collect? How is it organized? What story does this tell us?

Join us for one or both interactive workshops focusing on strategies for de-coding and maybe even de-colonizing libraries. 

Through a hands-on exploration of the OCAD U Library space, we will see how the organization of a library’s collections tells broader stories about cultural values and, most importantly, find ways to work around these frameworks. 

Using a process of asking questions, interacting with library collections, exchanging stories, we can discuss new possibilities so that the all people using the library can find their own stories among the many.

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (113 McCaul St.)
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/LibraryWorkshops2016Winter
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
FREE!

Let’s Talk About the Library: What Story Does the Library Tell You? (Part 1)

INVC library workshop
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join in on the discussion & enjoy some food (two things not usually associated with libraries!)

Part1:  What is a library? Does it tell a story?  Does it help you tell your story? 

Join us for one or both interactive workshops focusing on strategies for de-coding and maybe even de-colonizing libraries. 

Through a hands-on exploration of the OCAD U Library space, we will see how the organization of a library’s collections tells broader stories about cultural values and, most importantly, find ways to work around these frameworks. 

Using a process of asking questions, interacting with library collections, exchanging stories, we can discuss new possibilities so that the all people using the library can find their own stories among the many.

 

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (115 McCaul St.)

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (113 McCaul St.)
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/LibraryWorkshops2016Winter
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
FREE!

Digital Futures Alum Profiled by the Torontoist

Yifat Shaik
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:00am

OCAD U Digital Future’s alum, Yifat Skaik (MDes ’14), is already making waves within the city’s digital landscape. She was recently interviewed by the Torontoist for their I Want Your Job Series, as the current Toronto Public Library Innovator in Residence. Through her classes and lectures, Yifat is bringing intimidating practices, like 3D Modelling, to a general audience, helping Torontonians without any previous technical abilities create finished 3D models.

To learn more about Yifat’s work, and the Toronto Public Library Innovator in Residence position, check out her full profile on the Torontoist.

Congratulations Yifat!

The Torontoist:
http://torontoist.com/2015/10/i-want-your-job-yifat-shaik-library-innova...

Digital Futures Graduate Program:
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/digital-futures.htm

Image courtesy of Yifat Shaik.

TALKxTALK Presents Lawrence Alverez

Image of a man wearing a protective mask
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Lawrence Alvarez is the co-founder of the Toronto Tool Library, a membership based service that give Torontonians access to hundreds of tools in locations across the city ranging from band saws to laser cutters. He is also the president of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy, an organization founded on challenging people’s perceptions of ownership and our relationship to the Earth’s resources.

Through his experience with the Toronto Tool Library, a community tool sharing program, Lawrence will speak from experience on the logic of collaboration and access over ownership. With 3 locations opened in just over 2 years, and having completed over 20,000 successful tool loans, the tool library is an example of a project that maximizes the potential of the invested energy and resources within our single-use items, while releasing members from the burden of ownership.

On a planet with finite resources it makes sense to wisely use our irreplaceable ground-gifts while keeping the longevity of our collective human family in mind.

RSVP on the Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/501331443375082/

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, room 656
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/501331443375082/
Cost: 
Free

OCAD University receives Librarian Residency Award

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:45pm

The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), a division of the Ontario Library Association, has selected OCAD University as the host institution for the 2015 New Librarian Residency Award.

OCAD U has used funding from the program to hire Chris Landry as a Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator. Landry will be involved with both scholarly communication and digital projects curation.The Residency Program Committee was impressed by how current the position was to today's academic library environment. The proposal was also particularly strong in the mentoring component of the role, as Landry will have a six-person mentoring team.

The New Librarian Residency Program provides an academic library with funding toward a new contract position. It was launched in March 2009 with the goal of enhancing recruitment of new librarians in an academic or research environment.

Through this program, college and university library administrators can apply for funding toward the salary of a new librarian for a minimum of 10 months to a maximum of 12 months. This residency program is the first in Canada to be funded by a library association.

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