Library intern at the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
1. What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
I was not entirely sure what this program was about until I got here because frankly, it is a hard discipline to describe. I applied because it was recommended by my thesis supervisor. It was a chance decision, but I can tell you for sure, that I do not regret it! It was the best “accidental” career decision I have ever made.
2. What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
Dal Libraries have many opportunities for library interns to specialize in specific academic fields (i.e. health sciences, law, engineering, etc.). Their internships share the intricate world of academic libraries with newbies. I chose Dal libraries because I wanted experience in an academic setting. The library is the heart of the school and can bring people from many disciplines together. It is a great environment to work in!
3. What’s your educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Arts with a combined major in history and French. I did my honours thesis on the Fisheries Household Resettlement Program in Newfoundland and Labrador.
4. What have you been doing during your internship and how has the pandemic shaped your internship?
Many others will agree, the pandemic has caused me to quickly adapt the way I work. This is not an easy thing to do. However, it showed me that I am capable of change. I can work from home and it won’t be the end of the world! And last, the best gift of all, I save money from not buying a latté at Starbucks every morning. 😊
5. What is your favourite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
In the summer, I enjoy all things beach related! This include swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, snorkeling, and even mermaid swimming! I also enjoy painting and gardening.