What is your favourite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
My favourite summer activities are going to the beach, kayaking, or going for a hike. Nova Scotia is such a beautiful province with so much to offer!
What internship are you affiliated with?
I am at the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library for my internship.
What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
I came to the MI program at Dal because I was interested in archives. I was living in Halifax and loved the city, so the program felt like the perfect fit. Throughout the first year of the program, I became more interested in special libraries and academic libraries, as well as public policy.
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I am a big believer in the importance of practical work experience while in school. I attended the information session about the internships and thought it would be a terrific opportunity to learn about academic libraries and gain reference experience.
What’s your educational background?
I have my MA from the University of Guelph, focusing on Canadian History.
What projects have you worked on so far during your internship?
I have found reference work to be interesting and have enjoyed answering email questions and directing patrons to the best resources available to meet their needs. Similar to reference work has been the opportunity to update LibGuides and Video Tutorials to provide students and researchers with the best information for accessing library resources.
I have had the opportunity to learn about library collections and create recommendations for purchasing books in different subject areas by ensuring that the library has the most up-to-date editions of core texts for the health fields.
I have also had the opportunity to begin working on translating searches across the different Health Sciences databases. These projects remind me of solving a puzzle to ensure that the search is pulling the relevant results.