What is your favourite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
I enjoy spending time down at the waterfront during the summer, especially on Saturdays during the farmer’s market.
What is your internship title? Which library (and archives!) location are you affiliated with?
I am the Records Management/Archives Intern at the Killiam.
What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
A friend of the family had previously done the program and recommended it to me.
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I had done my practicum in the Records Management Office and when the opportunity to continue working there was offered, I applied.
What’s your educational background?
I majored in History and Creative Writing at Dalhousie.
What have you been doing during your internship and how has the pandemic shaped your internship?
I have been working on three projects as part of my internship, I have been working on a program evaluation for the Records Management, helping with a conversion chart from an old records management system over to DalCLASS, and working on several boxes of records. I have also been working on system-wide projects.
The pandemic has changed things for my internship, as I am limited in the amount of time that I can spend on campus. While much of what I am doing has been set up so that it can be done from home, working with physical files would be harder to do from home. The limitations in how much time I can spend on campus have created a structure for how I do my work, as it means that my days are divided between days on campus and days off campus.