Our first Lunch Bucket speaker of the summer will be on Wednesday July 19 from 12-1pm. Jean McKay is a local author and creative writing instructor who has published in a variety of genres. Her latest book is titled “Exploded View: Observations on Reading, Writing and Life.” Come out and hear about the process an author goes through to become published and some other behind-the-scenes information about the publishing industry. (We may also have a FIMS student who has placed his first novel with ECW Press in Toronto speak but I can't announce that yet as he's not confirmed! )
(For anybody who doesn't know, the Lunch Bucket speaker series is a recurring event at FIMS where we bring in speakers from the wider book world to help place librarians in this context and to complement the library-related speakers that are brought in by the department and by the various student organizations. Last term, we had a publisher, an international development officer from CODE (co-presented with Librarians Without Borders) and a panel discussion with students who had worked in libraries as para-professionals.)
Then, that same day from 5-7 pm, Quinn will be showing the second in his ongoing film series of movies relating to library issues. Last semester's screening of “The Aristocrats” was a big hit with the brave souls who came out on a very rainy evening. This semester's showing will (likely) be “The Motorcycle Diaries” and if you haven't seen this film yet, you owe it to yourself to see it. I would go so far as to say that it will literally make you a better librarian.
Mark your calendar and come out for one (or both!) events.