Hometown: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
What is your favorite summer activity? Or your favourite Halifax activity?
My favorite summer activity is exploring trails and beaches throughout Nova Scotia. I also enjoy having lunch in the Public Gardens and visiting wineries in the Annapolis Valley.
What internship are you affiliated with?
I am an intern at the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library.
What brought you to the MI program at Dal?
I knew I wanted to pursue librarianship and wanted to continue living in Halifax. Once I looked over the course selection and learned of the small size of the program, I knew the Dalhousie MI program would be the perfect fit for me. I was also interested in the practicum component of the program, as I was interested in gaining work experience before entering the field.
What drew you to the internship opportunity at the Dal Libraries?
I am interested in academic librarianship, and a Dal Libraries internship seemed like the perfect fit to see if this type of work would be for me. After attending the information session about the internships, I was convinced they would be a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and a supportive work environment in which to learn. After learning about the type of work health sciences librarianship entails, I was interested in exploring it further and applied to the health science internship.
What’s your educational background?
I have a BA in International Relations with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Mount Allison University.
What projects have you worked on so far during your internship?
I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects so far! We have been on reference services helping patrons access library resources and providing research assistance. Similarly, we have been helping librarians with literature search requests. These tasks have been a great help in developing my search skills and getting more familiar with health science resources.
I have been able to support collections work, by providing information on our current resources for weeding and investigating what resources we have for upcoming courses.
I have also been involved in reviewing and editing LibGuides to ensure they are current and effective for our users.