“The more things change, the more things remain the same”: Dalhousie’s School of Information Management celebrates 50 Years
Did you know that SIM is turning 50 in 2019? This is a time of reflection and celebration. We invite you to accompany us on the journey by following this blog, our website, and the #SIM50 hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.
Read the full article on Dal News: For five decades, Dalhousie University has been home to the only school of information management in Atlantic Canada. “We’re a small school with a huge impact,” says School of Information Management (SIM) Director Sandra Toze.
In October, faculty, staff, students and alumni of SIM gathered at the beautiful Halifax Central Library for a cocktail reception to kick off the celebration of fifty years of library and information studies at Dal.
“About 100 people attended,” says Toze, “We were thrilled that alumni for each decade were present. We celebrated our first graduates, and honoured Professors Bertrum MacDonald and Fiona Black, who are retiring.”
From now until spring 2020, a number of events and activities will mark SIM 50. This year’s Dalhousie Horrocks Lecture on January 14 will feature Leslie Weir, new Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and an alumni reception will follow. SIM will also publish a booklet celebrating its history, host small receptions for alumni across the country and highlight the anniversary at the annual Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) conference. In the spring, watch for more events as part of Alumni Days.