Michelle comes to us from Edmonton, Alberta. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from the University of Alberta.
She chose Dalhousie mainly with location in mind—“I wanted to see what life was like on the east coast, to expand my theory of mind and learn more about the fullness of this country. Additionally, the focus of Dalhousie’s MLIS program on management alongside more classic skills appealed to me because of its wider situational applicability,” says Michelle.
Over the summer, she has been working on several different projects, but they all share roots in collections management. Working with Kat Felix, the other Killam Intern, a bookmark has been created which explains the meaning of the Library of Congress call numbers and which floor of the Killam each letter is on. She’s also assisted in the move from Libguides V1 to V2.
“I’m not exactly sure what I would like to do after graduation–I’m hoping this final year of studies will help me focus my passion–but I am finding myself gravitating towards digital collections, curation, preservation and all the technical skills that go along with those areas,” says Michelle.