Dr. Louise Spiteri
Master of Information Management at Dalhousie University
I started my professional life as a high school teacher (French and History), then switched career paths to cataloguing and the organization of knowledge. During my time at Dalhousie, I have taught a number of courses in the areas of cataloguing and classification, indexing, records management, database searching, and the organization of information. I have served as the Director of the School of Information Management, as well as the academic director of the Master of Library and Information Studies, and the Master of Information Management programs. My research interests span the following areas: social tagging and folksonomies; the contribution of user-generated metadata to library catalogues and readers’ advisory services; the education needs of cataloguers; knowledge organization systems, with a particular emphasis on facet analysis; records and information management; and enterprise use of social media. My personal interests include choral singing, in which I have been involved since a young age. I’m an ethical vegan with a keen interest in animal welfare and rights. I love to cook and experiment with vegan cuisine. I am an avid cinephile, with a particular love of films of the silent era – especially German Expressionism – and the films of the 1930s and 1940s.
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