Infographic – University of Toronto Research and Innovation Ecosystem

An infographic about the University of Toronto’s Research and Innovation Ecosystem has been published by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. The infographic illustrates the relationships between funding support, research, innovation, teaching, and community engagement at U of T. It includes lots of great statistics about the university! Thank you to Klara Maidenberg for sharing this.

Liaison Update Forum May 12, 2016 with Professor Lori Ferris

Presentation to the Library by Professor Lori Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance: Slide deck (PDF) Notes from the Q&A 2015 Annual Report (PDF)

Webinar: Research Impact Metrics for Librarians

Thank you to all of you who attended today’s webinar on research metrics, Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context | May 19, 2016.  This was a great overview of the challenges of metrics. Although the presentation focused on sciences, the content of the slides may be helpful to all of us who need to become … Read More

Liaison Librarians Update Forum March 1 2016

The March 1 Liaison Update Forum featured a presentation from Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, on trends in undergraduate education that have impact on her portfolio at the U of T.  The forum also  showcased 3 additional lightning round presentations.  Each presentation was followed by small group discussion and an open Q&A session.  Presenters … Read More

Liaison Librarians Update Forum December 4 2015

The December 4 Liaison Update Forum showcased 6 lightning round presentations.  Each presentation was followed by small group discussion and an open Q&A session.  Presenters kept track of the questions (which were submitted on index cards to preserve anonymity) and have kindly recorded and shared their responses for this post. Stephanie Orfano: Thinking beyond fair dealing: … Read More

How to seek out, apply for, and manage a research grant – Joanna King

On May 22, 2015, Joanna King, currently a grants officer in the iSchool,  discussed the process of seeking appropriate grants to apply to, how to go about applying and then how to manage the funds upon receipt of a successful grant application.  She has generously provided her slides.  Thanks to the Research Interest Group for … Read More

ORCID: What It Is and What It Can Do

On December 1 2014, Dylanne Dearborn and Stephanie Orfano presented an open session for liaison librarians on ORCID, a persistent digital identifier that disambiguates researchers names. As an identification system, ORCID enables all aspects of a  researcher’s work to be identified, while also allowing for linkage in the scholarly communications workflow. The presentation introduced ORCID and detailed the potential benefits and … Read More

Measure online learning against real learning outcomes, rather than F2F models

Making a compelling case for examining the effectiveness of online or blended learning against empirical benchmarks, Edward Renner rejects the measurement of online learning against a conventional “sage-on-the-stage” classroom setting.  In “The Difference Between Theory and Practice,” Renner cites a number of studies that make comparisons between online and actual expectations of learning, rather than … Read More

Big Data in Biomedicine

Euan Ashley on Bigger Data from Genetics and Genomics “…At the Big Data in Biomedicine conference held [at Stanford University] in May, leading figures from academia, industry, government and philanthropic foundations gathered to explore the vast opportunities for mining the growing volume of public health data and developing new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Several of … Read More

Article: Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher

I love this succinct post by Barbara Fister on the kinds of knowledge we in the library world (or we over the age of 20!) may take for granted: Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher. Having electronic access to materials creates the expectation that everything is a mere Google-search away, but our systems of organization … Read More