We are experiencing problems with the Cambridge journal online website at the moment. The provider is working on solutions to restore access, and have confirmed that it could take several days before all functionalities are made available again.
Kat Felix is originally from Atholville, New Brunswick. Prior to coming to Dalhousie for the MLIS program, she studied anthropology at St. Thomas University, before graduating with a BA Honours in Spanish from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
Kat chose Dalhousie because “it’s a university with a world class reputation that still allows me to study close to home.”
In addition to reference, this summer Kat has been working on a variety of collections tasks and updating LibGuides. Kat and her colleague Michelle Boychuk also designed a new library bookmark to assist patrons with finding materials in the Killam Library.
“My current interests are collections management, library instruction, open access, and government information,” says Kat. “After graduation, I’m hoping to find work in an academic or special library that allows me to pursue these interests.”
All of the Dalhousie Libraries will be closed on Labour Day (Monday, September 7).
Have a great long weekend!
Mariah comes to us from our neighbouring province, New Brunswick! (Miramichi, specifically) Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts (2014) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University where she majored in Art History with a minor in Film Studies.
“I came to Dalhousie because I love the cultural community here in Halifax, and couldn’t spare the thought about leaving the Maritimes after my undergrad,” says Mariah. “I also want to pursue a professional career in the city, and thought that receiving a MLIS from Dalhousie, presents a greater chance of that happening.”
Over the summer, Mariah has been hard at work in the Dalhousie University Archives. She has been primarily working within two collections in the Archives’ holdings – describing the tape collection of the Centre for Art Tapes and processing the textual records of the Women in Media Foundation.
“My dream is to gain employment within an archive or special collections/library, wherever that will be!” says Mariah.
Amy Sutherland is originally from Woodstock, NB and attended St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, where she studied English with Honours.
Amy came to Dal because she wanted to stay within the Maritimes for grad school. She also really liked the fact that the Dal MLIS program offers courses in children and youth services.
“This summer I have been helping the library prepare for its upcoming move by creating a video (Kellogg on the Move) and weeding our collection. I’ve also been working on the reference and circulation desks, while also covering some Document Delivery shifts,” says Amy. “I’ve edited LibGuides, helped to create a Citations Managers LibGuide, and created two videos about finding health statistics and data. I have also been helping Robin Parker with a systematic review.”
After graduation, Amy hopes to work in a library, either public or academic. “I’d love to stay in the Maritimes, but ultimately I’ll go wherever my work takes me. At the end of the day, I’ll be satisfied if I can help people fulfill their information needs.” says Amy.
Hailing from Halifax, NS (her favorite place in the world!), Leah Boulos came to Dalhousie after receiving her Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University in 2010.
“After spending time away for school, travel, and work, I knew it was time to come home to Halifax,” says Leah. “The MLIS program at Dalhousie attracted my attention because of its unique location within the Faculty of Management.”
As a Kellogg Library intern, Leah feels fortunate to have worked on quite a variety of projects and tasks. These include reference work, a number of informational and tutorial videos, systematic review support, subject guide content creation, weeding the collection, working in circulation and document delivery, and more.
“Thanks to the wide array of training that I have received as a Kellogg intern and Dalhousie MLIS student, I feel like the world will be an open book for me after graduation. Right now my interests lie mainly in health sciences librarianship, but I can also see myself working in any form of academic or public library,” says Leah. “Above all, I intend to use my skills to help members of the public access information – a core tenet of librarianship that I value highly.”
Every summer, the Dalhousie Libraries welcome students from Dal’s Master of Library and Information Studies program for internships. Working with these bright and enthusiastic individuals is one of our favourite things about summer at the Dalhousie Libraries! Over the next week, we’ll be featuring profiles of these fantastic folks here on our blog, highlighting the great work they’re doing to make the libraries better. Keep checking back regularly!
Update: September 4, 2015: This issue has been resolved
The Libraries are working to resolve a problem with GetIt@Dal links in Scopus. If you have an immediate need for citation searching, Web of Science is likely to meet most of your needs.
Our summer interns Leah Boulos and Amy Sutherland have created a short video to explain what will be happening over the next few months in anticipation of the upcoming Kellogg Library move.
Take a few minutes to find out where specific resources will be housed and what services will be offered in the brand new Kellogg Learning Commons in the Collaborative Health Education Building and the Kellogg ‘swing space’ in Chapter House. You’ll also hear more about the timeline of when these transitions will be taking place.
As we prepare for the move, you might wonder why some of our shelves have a few bare spots. Fear not! Some materials are going off site and have been packed for the journey to their new temporary home. We will have them back on the shelves and accessible to you as soon as possible. Raymond Bennett, a student with the Kellogg Library since 2014, has been doing much of the heavy lifting on this project, and we are very grateful for all of his hard work.
If you have questions about the move, please contact Carol Pottie at email@example.com
Update: August 26 – This issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience!
Some ProQuest databases and access to full text content are temporarily unavailable. The Libraries are working with ProQuest to restore access as quickly as possible.