Research and Reference Services intern at the Killam Memorial Library
1. What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
I had got a summer job with Cumberland Public Libraries after the first year of my undergrad and fell in love. I stayed for three more summers, and knew I knew I wanted to keep working to provide accessible community resources and barrier-free access to information.
2. What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I had worked on the access services side of academic libraries during my undergrad, but wanted more hands-on experience with research and reference questions. This internship was the perfect opportunity for that!
3. What’s your educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, with a double major in political science and history.
4. What have you been doing during your internship and how has the pandemic shaped your internship?
During my internship, I’ve been providing research and reference assistance on LiveHelp, as well as in person at the Killam Library. This summer I have been working on special projects around sensory-friendly library spaces, video licensing, and online resource guides.
5. What is your favourite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
My favourite summer activity is usually attending outdoor concerts, but this summer my favourite activity has been walking my dog along the waterfront.