This issue covers the period from July to December 2013 and can be found on the SIM website. We look forward to receiving your updates and hearing your feedback. Happy reading!
Read about the Society and James’ appointment on our News & Events page.
The Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management (DJIM) is issuing a call for papers for Volume 10, to be published in 2014.
Current graduate students in the Dalhousie Faculty of Management and recent graduates are invited to submit a paper to DJIM before November 30 for consideration.
DJIM is a student-run journal devoted to showcasing the finest graduate student work in the field of management. Papers from all schools in the Faculty of Management are welcome; however, papers should have a clear management focus.
For more information or to submit a paper, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us Nov 26 to hear Dr. Mona Holmlund (Dalhousie University) & Cheryl Avery (University of Saskatchewan) present their lecture on Better Off Forgetting? or Born Digital? Reflections on an Interdisciplinary Archival Practice. http://bit.ly/1a0tFPk
Eastern Counties Regional Library is still competing in the Aviva Fund Competition trying to get the ability to purchase an espresso book machine. If you believe Nova Scotians should have the ability to print their own books through the public library please vote! We promise we will share this technology with other library systems in Nova Scotia.
The link to the story centre project is http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17135
Vote for locally made books!
Do you have what it takes to work in a “hospital library?” And what does that mean today? Like many other aspects of skilled library work, it’s more varied and challenging than you might think. From empirical research support to community development, there is something in this field for everyone.
Join members of the Maritime Health Libraries Association for an informative and informal discussion on the changing roles of librarians and library technicians in health settings. Featured speakers include:
- Amanda Horsman, Bibliothécaire de référence, Centre de formation médicale du N.-B., Bibliothèque Champlain, Université de Moncton
- Robin Parker, Librarian, Kellogg Library, Dalhousie University
- Michelle Helliwell, Librarian, Annapolis Valley Health, South West Health, South Shore Health
- Katie McLean, Katie McLean, Librarian Educator, Capital Health
We hope you’ll join us!
Date: October 24 (Thursday evening) from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Room 3089 (AKA the executive training suite)
Rowe Building, 6100 University Ave – Dalhousie University Campus
The Association of Nova Scotia Museums conference will be held September 19-20 at the University Club (http://ansm.ns.ca/)
MLIS students should identify themselves as such at the registration desk, and are welcome to attend sessions without cost. Note: food/refreshments are not available to MLIS students.
Alison Froese Stoddard, who is entering the second year of the Master of Library and Information Studies program, is the author of a paper published in the 2013 volume of the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society. Based on a paper she presented in the Society’s public lecture series, “’Making Room for Wildlife and Tourists’: Contrasting Visions over Preserved Landscapes at the Proposed Ship Harbour National Park,” Alison’s published paper describes the extraordinary history of a national park that was never approved, which led to significant changes in Parks Canada practices regarding public involvement in policy development. Further details about the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society are available at www.rnshs.ca and online through libraries that provide access to the journal through a Proquest license.
TheNovanet consortium has three openings for part-time assistants to work on our Live Help virtual reference service. We are looking to hire three people, each of whom will cover three Live Help shifts per week, with each shift lasting two hours, for a total of six hours work per person each week.
The shifts will be scheduled for evenings and weekends (see below for a list of the open shifts). They can be done from home, provided you have a reliable internet connection on your home computer.
Live Help is a virtual chat reference service that covers all the Novanet institutions in the province. Chat is provided from a personal computer, and the providers can expect to answer reference questions coming from any of these institutions using instant messaging software.
Previous experience or training in reference service is essential. The ability to search academic databases is vital, as is the ability to work under pressure, as these shifts can sometimes get busy.
Live Help service operates from September 16 to December 6, starting up again in the first week of January 2014 and continuing into early April 2014.
You will be compensated at a rate of $15/hour.
Interested persons should prepare a brief resume and cover letter, which should be submitted electronically as a single attachment to the following email address: email@example.com.
Also, for each of the following shifts you should indicate if you are available or not available. If you have preferred shifts, those can be indicated as well. Note that live help assistants will generally not be scheduled for more than one 2-hour shift per day.
- Monday 8pm-10pm
- Tuesday 4pm-6pm
- Tuesday 6pm-8pm
- Tuesday 8pm-10pm
- Wednesday 6pm-8pm
- Wednesday 8pm-10pm
- Thursday 8pm-10pm
- Sunday 4pm-6pm
- Sunday 8pm-10pm
Chair, Novanet Live Help Service Group
Deadline for applications is 5pm on September 10th. Training will be scheduled if needed.