Researcher in Residence

December 15, 2017

Event Concluded

Researcher in Residence 2017 is now over. Thanks to everyone for attending we look forward to seeing you next year!

2017 Researcher: Jane Schmidt, Liaison Librarian at Ryerson University

Jane SchmidtJane is a liaison librarian at Ryerson University, where she has worked since 2003. It was her first full-time job after getting her MLIS and she still can’t believe her luck. Most of her career has been focused on acquisitions and collection development. Hitting a mid-career slump after being in management for almost a decade has been a messy transition to finding a path to renewal. As such, Jane has been exploring ways she can have impact while working in the background. This includes exercising her academic freedom by expressing unpopular opinions on Twitter (@janeschmidt) and elsewhere, mentoring new librarians, and trying really, really hard to Do Research that has meaning in the wider world outside of the ivory tower.

Tentative Schedule

Time Event Location
9:00-10:00 Registration
Mingling
First Floor of the Library
Library Lunchroom (LIB 251)
10:00-11:00 Is This a Thing? (Jane Schmidt, to be webcast) Special Collections Room (LIB 256)
11:00-12:00 Workshop and discussion (in-person only) Special Collections Room (LIB 256)
12:00-12:45 Lunch Library Lunchroom (LIB 251)
12:45-1:45 Roadmap to Successful SSHRC Grant Writing (Pierre Rondier)
How to Write to Get What You Want (Mary Butterfield)
Special Collections Room (LIB 256)
1:45-2:15 Afternoon coffee Library Lunchroom (LIB 251)
2:15-3:15 Research Collaborations In and Across Libraries (Jane Schmidt, Marjorie Mitchell, Sajni Lacey) Special Collections Room (LIB 256)

Sessions

Roadmap to Successful SSHRC Grant Writing (Pierre Rondier)

Pierre Rondier, Research Support Specialist in the Office of Research Services, will guide you through the SSHRC application process. Come and learn about designing a successful proposal: the anatomy of grant applications, project timelines, writing a Tri-Council CV, and some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

How to Write to Get What You Want (Mary Butterfield)

Learn how to give your proposal that extra edge! Mary Butterfield, Research Facilitator in the Faculty of Management, will look at the particular writing style of funding proposals, how to write a project description, and ways to communicate impact in the humanities, social sciences, and non-profit sectors to proposal readers.

Research Collaborations In and Across Libraries (Jane Schmidt, Marjorie Mitchell, Sajni Lacey)

Round out the day with an informal conversation – featuring Jane Schmidt, Marjorie Mitchell, and Sajni Lacey – about how collaborative research happens ‘on the ground’ in academic libraries. The discussion will be moderated by Kim Buschert.