Laura Little is an intern in the Killam Memorial Library.
What brought you to the MLIS program at Dal?
I decided to return to Halifax because the quality of life here is unparalleled. The students, staff and faculty possess an uncanny ability to excel in their field while exuding that famous east coast charm.
What’s your educational background?
I graduated with a combined BSc with Honours in Biology and the History of Science and Technology. My favourite things to study were microbiology, algae, and the Darwinian Revolution.
What drew you to the internship at the Dal Libraries?
I wanted to be able to work with students to help them succeed in school. Meeting with students, learning about their goals and helping point them in the right direction is the best part of my job.
What have you been doing during your internship?
As an intern at the Killam Library, I’ve been working closely with our Biology subject liaison librarian to promote Science Literacy Week in the fall. I’m able to create displays and resources to make science more exciting and accessible. During the school year when I’m working part-time at the reference desk, I get to apply the things I learn in class to help students with their research and assignments.
Fun fact about you:
I got my first literary tattoo this year!