The ProQuest platform will be undergoing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. During this time automatic citation functionality and My Research account access will be unavailable. More details are available here.
What brought you to the MLIS program at Dal?
After graduating from my undergrad, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. My friend was completing the MPA program at Dal and thought of me when she learned about the MLIS program. After reading about the program and the different opportunities it has to offer, I almost immediately knew that the MLIS program was for me.
What drew you to the internship at the Dal Libraries?
Throughout my first year I have been drawn to both academic libraries and archives. Having already gained some experience doing archival work at the Sexton library during my practicum, I was interested in an internship with the Dal Libraries in order to explore the other area I am interested in. I was happy to get the internship at the Sir James Dunn Law Library; while I don’t have a background in law, I was up for the challenge. Everyday I’m learning and the people I work with are happy to explain anything I might be unsure of.
What’s your educational background?
I have a BA in English from University of King’s College here in Halifax.
What have you been doing during your internship?
During my internship so far I’ve been doing a little bit of everything. I’ve been learning how to answer legal reference questions as well as working at the circulation desk. One project that I have begun to work on involves our rare book room. We are looking to make the material more accessible and searchable to patrons online, with the goal of even digitizing some material. I am very excited about this project because it will also involve using some of the archiving skills I have already learned. I’ve even helped create logic puzzles and rewired a 1940s telephone for an escape room in which law students will be able to test their legal research knowledge in September!
A GIS, or Geographic Information System, is “a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying data relating to positions on earth’s surface.” In other words, it’s a way at looking at the world differently.
This is a series to help give people a taste of what GIS is and how it can be used. To try and accommodate more people we are offering the same session at different times and locations. These sessions are meant to be self contained. After the intro session, take only the topics that are important or of interest you.
Due to the high level of interest in this series, we ask you to sign up for session(s). To sign up, contact email@example.com
Intro – First Encounters of the GIS Kind
Mon., Sept. 24/11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Killam Library – Room 2902
Fri., Sept. 28/11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Killam Library – Room 2902
Tues., Oct. 2/11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Killam Library – Room 2902
Carto: maps — the good, the bad, and the ugly
Mon., Oct. 22/11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Killam Library – Room 2902
Tues., Oct. 30/11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Killam Library – Room G70
The Dalhousie Libraries is partnering with the School of Information Management on their second Information Management (IM) Public Lecture of the year.
1994 Called – It Wants its FOI Law Back: Things Nova Scotians Should Know About Their Right to Know
by Janet Burt-Gerrans, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia
Tuesday, September 25/12 p.m.
Weldon Law Building, Room 104 (6061 University Ave)
Abstract: Almost 25 years have passed since Nova Scotia’s access to information law was proclaimed. Our law is badly outdated and no longer up to the task. September 28 is Right to Know Day around the world. What better time to discuss the shortcomings of our law, recommendations for improvement and things citizens need to know to ensure that they continue to have a robust and meaningful right to access government information. Join Janet Burt-Gerrans from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for a lively discussion of big data, access martyrs, duty to document and other access problems and solutions.
Biography: Janet Burt-Gerrans, BA, JD is a legal professional with multi-sector public administration experience spanning roles in government consulting, labour relations, and public service delivery. She is a Senior Investigator with the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s Office responsible for leading
The Information Management Public Lectures give attention to exciting advances in research and professional practice. The topics are diverse reflecting the importance and global extent of Information Management in today’s society. The lectures are open to all members of the Dalhousie campus and surrounding community. Click here for the full schedule. We encourage you to attend in person, but if that is not possible you can access a recording on the SIM website following the lecture. Live streaming is not currently available.
Set in the near future in a dystopic Toronto, Brown Girl in the Ring contains themes of folklore, feminism, and magic realism steeped in Afro-Caribbean culture. The novel won multiple awards around the time of its release in 1998 and was a Canada Reads finalist in 2008. It’s an important book to explore as we celebrate Dalhousie’s 200th year.
Dal Reads is the unity reading program at Dalhousie, designed to encourage community engagement and thought-provoking dialogue among readers. Pick up a free copy at one of the five Dalhousie Libraries and watch for an announcement regarding public events with the author later this year. You’ll also be able to follow any conversation about Brown Girl in the Ring on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #DalReads. This will be a great place to post your thoughts or any questions you might have about the book.
Looking forward to reading and discussing Brown Girl in the Ring with you!
To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest platforms, the following products will be temporarily unavailable for approximately eight hours beginning Saturday, August 18, at 11 p.m AST. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ProQuest Books (these products will be available within 5 hours of the maintenance start time):
• Ebook Central
Research databases (and all other products listed below; 8 hour duration):
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• ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
• Chadwyck-Healey databases (U.S. customers only)
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The SpringerProtocols.com platform website will be deactivated on July 25. After that date, SpringerProtocols content will be searchable via Springer Nature Experiments
Any stored protocols and saved search results in your SpringerProtocols.com account will no longer be available after July 25. Please visit SpringerProtocols.com in advance of the platform closure to download any stored protocols.
Last week, we announced that Top Hat has been selected as the recommended student response system (SRS) for Dalhousie. Next week, associates from Top Hat will be at Dal to answer your questions and have high-level discussions about how Top Hat works. One-on-one consultations with Top Hat associates can also be scheduled.
Drop in to the Killam Memorial Library, Room B400 (basement), at one of the following times:
Monday, July 9/10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 10/2–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11/1–2:30 p.m.
Drop in to Cumming Hall, C A Douglas Room, at one of the following times to connect via video conference:
Monday, July 9/10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 10/2–3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Mike Duggan (Mike.Duggan@Dal.Ca) with the Dal Libraries’ Instructional Technologies team.
Data services supported by CHASS will be unavailable over the Canada Day weekend. The physical site which hosts the services is undergoing necessary building maintenance. Once maintenance is completed, services will be restored. The outage period is expected to start at 11 a.m., June 30, and end at 4 p.m., July 1.
Affected services include: SDA@CHASS, Canadian Census Analyser, Trade Analyser, CANSIM, Nesstar, and UT SDA.