What is your favorite summer activity? Or your favorite Halifax activity?
Anything outdoors! I love patios, hiking and camping during the summer and Nova Scotia has plenty of opportunities to do all of those. This summer I have been enjoying the farmers markets as well.
What is your internship title? Which library (and archives!) location are you affiliated with?
Sexton Design & Technology Library Reference Intern
What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
This is a unique program because it is not exclusively GLAM(Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum) focused, as many are in Canada, which I think opens more potential career paths for graduates. I also love Halifax so it was an easy choice!
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I knew I wanted a library job and wanted to feel connected to Dal, especially because I was learning online. I was attracted to Sexton because I have no experience with Engineering/Architecture/Planning, but I really think that’s why librarianship is interesting, because librarians have to be very adaptable, and become experts in fields that they may not be accustom to.
What’s your educational background?
BA with a Double Major in History and Anthropology
What have you been doing during your internship and how has the pandemic shaped your internship?
I have been able to do Sexton Library specific projects, including collections, reference services and basic circulation tasks, as well as University wide projects, working with Dalhousie Archives and other Dal subject specialists.
The pandemic has shaped my internship in so many ways! The biggest learning for me due to the pandemic is how to have strong interpersonal interaction online. This was important to learn for interactions with my coworkers, the wider Dal Libraries community and especially with the people seeking library services. Meaningful interactions are so important to me and, in my opinion, this was the most powerful way for Dal to serve its community this past year and a half.