What is your favorite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
Since moving to Halifax, I love seeing what’s in bloom at the Public Gardens, visiting local bookstores, and walking along the Waterfront.
What internship are you affiliated with?
I’m the Archives Intern at Dalhousie University Archives, located in the Killam Memorial Library.
What brought you to the Master of Information (MI) program at Dal?
I have always loved helping others research and find relevant information using a critical lens. I thought that the MI program at Dal would complement my history and teaching background perfectly.
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I thought the internship opportunity would be a great way to gain practical experience in a field that was still relatively new to me. I would get to know the day-to-day roles of archivists and other information professionals and see if it was the right fit for me — which it definitely is!
What’s your educational background?
B.A. Combined Honours French and History (McMaster University)
M.A. History (Western University)
B.Ed. Intermediate/Senior French as a Second Language and History (Western University)
What projects have you worked on so far during your internship?
I have been working primarily on the Joy O’Brien fonds, which consists of material related to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir, a local choir that has performed throughout North America and was, and is, highly involved in anti-racism initiatives. This is a bigger collection that involves processing, rehousing, and describing thousands of photographs, in addition to textual records, video cassettes, and audio cassettes.
I have also started work on processing, describing, and rehousing Paul Cram’s musical scores and recordings. Paul Cram was a local, Juno-nominated jazz musician and composer.
Some upcoming projects include processing and describing exhibition catalogues and files from the Dalhousie Art Gallery fonds and creating a video tutorial for a file transfer tool using Camtasia.