The School of Information Management is pleased to announce that Master of Library and Information Studies student, Cassandra Larose, has been selected as the seventh recipient of the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Fund.
This Fund was established in 2007 to honour Dr. Norman Horrocks, OC, PhD, FCLIP (1927-2010) for his outstanding leadership in the field of librarianship in North America, Australia, and Europe. Over several decades Dr. Horrocks, former Director of the School of Information Management and Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University, pursued a distinguished career of very active involvement in professional associations in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Australia, the United States, and Canada. His many contributions, for which he received local, national and international recognition, have advanced the field and the careers of countless individuals. The fund supports a scholarship and an associated lecture series through an endowment donated by the many former students, colleagues, friends and admirers of Norman Horrocks.
Cassandra Larose is a part-time student currently in her third year of studies. Originally from Perth, Ontario, Cassandra spent many childhood days at the local library and almost always brought a book to the dinner table. Cassandra holds a Law Clerk diploma from Algonquin College and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University. Her first professional library experience was working at Carleton’s MacOdrum Library, supervising student staff in Stacks Services.
After working for several years in Academic Quality Assurance at Carleton and Student Affairs at Dalhousie, Cassandra began her Master of Library and Information Studies degree in 2017. She has served on various committees during her time in the School of Information Management, including leadership roles on the Information Without Borders Conference Committee and School of Information Management Student Association. Cassandra completed her practicum at Halifax Public Libraries’ Central branch.
Cassandra is passionate about serving others and supporting students. One of the highlights of her professional career was serving as a Team Advisor for Carleton University’s Alternative Spring Break program, travelling with groups of students to South and Central America to complete community service learning projects. She currently works as an Evening and Weekend Supervisor at Dalhousie’s Sexton Design & Technology Library.
When she is not working, studying, or joining yet another committee, Cassandra enjoys reading, knitting, running, and sharing pictures of her cats. She expects to complete her studies in 2021 and looks forward to continuing to serve her community by working in academic or public librarianship.
This award will be presented at the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Lecture in January 2020. Stay tuned for more details!