By Toni Beaton (MI student):
The School of Information Management is pleased to announce that Master of Information (MI) student Maddie Hare has been selected as the eleventh 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.
Maddie Hare (She/Her/Elle) is a full-time student in her last year of the MI program. Originally from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Maddie moved to Halifax in 2013 to work towards her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History at Dalhousie. She graduated in 2017 and stayed at Dalhousie to complete her Master of Arts in History. She started at the School of Information Management in 2021 and found it to be a wonderful fit. She has enjoyed immersing herself in research, student life, and gaining professional experience in the wider community. Maddie is a member of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, a chair on the SIM Student Association, is a Reference Intern at the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, and volunteers at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Possessing a keen interest in the process of learning and teaching, Maddie’s positions as a research assistant and Data Champions Graduate Associate prioritize studying pedagogical approaches, mentorship, and how academics move through various stages of their careers. She was grateful for the opportunity to help develop an Open Educational Resource for the course Information in Society and gets a great deal of fulfillment helping members of the Health Sciences community with their research at the Kellogg Library. Maddie sees her continued passion for archival work and diversity of interests in Information Management as manifesting in a career as an academic librarian, archivist, or a continuation of her studies and research in a doctoral program.
This award will be presented at the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Lecture in February 2023. Stay tuned for more details!
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