What is your favorite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
Of summer activities, I would say I love hiking above all, but I also enjoy gardening, picnicking with friends, listening to live music, biking, reading in the park, canoeing, and swimming.
What internship are you affiliated with?
I am one of the multidisciplinary interns, so I work at the Killam, the Sexton, and the MacRae libraries.
What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
I primarily applied to the MI program at Dal with the idea of becoming a public librarian. That being said, it’s a wide world out there, even within Information Management, so I’m open to many different paths my career might take me, and am especially intrigued by academic and governmental librarianship. The most important thing to me is to have a chance to work with sweet people, help others, and have a career that lets me learn continuously for the rest of my life. In that way, I already feel like I’m living the dream!
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I really like the vibe at Dalhousie, especially my experiences with the libraries, and have long had the impression that it would be a great place to work. When the internship opportunity opened up, I jumped at the chance, knowing this was the perfect opportunity to learn whether academic librarianship is for me.
What’s your educational background?
I did a double major in Psychology and Sociology at McGill.
What projects have you worked on so far during your internship?
I’ve already done a lot of cool stuff in this internship and we’re not even halfway through! Some highlights are: researching and making improvements to Dal’s A-Z Database list to make it both easier to use and it more consistent in terms of the information provided about each database; following-up on Sam Schwanak’s ebook accessibility project from last year, in which I’m assessing Dal’s ebook platforms using their handy accessibility checklist (Mansi’s working on this, too!); researching trauma-informed approaches to reference in order to improve our services; and choosing books to include in next year’s Blind Date With A Book event, for which I also write “dating profiles,” which is just so much fun!