What brought you to the MLIS program at Dal? As someone with an interest in becoming a professional librarian, pursuing a MLIS degree seemed like a natural fit. As well as being close to home, Dalhousie’s School of Information Management had a good reputation and a community environment, which I why I chose it over other programs.
What drew you to the internship at the Dal Libraries? I was attracted to the position at the Dalhousie Archives because it seemed like a job that could teach me about archives even though I didn’t really have any experience in or knowledge of the field. I have only worked in academic libraries before so a job in the archives was a chance to try something new.
Your educational background I have a BA with honours in Classics from Acadia University. During my undergraduate degree I wrote a thesis about Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
What you’ve been doing during your internship: During my position I have been digitizing items from the archives, especially photographs from the university photographic collection and costume designs from the Robert Doyle collection. I have also been editing the descriptions in the archives catalogue for the items that I digitized so that they are accessible to patrons.
Fun and interesting facts: I love learning languages. During my undergraduate degree, I studied Latin, Ancient Greek, and a bit of German. My favourite hobby is cross stitching and one of my dreams is to have a big craft room and time to stitch all day!