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From NSLA: In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, NSLA and Nova Scotia’s nine regional library systems present Libraries 150, a province-wide project to promote reader engagement in the celebration of Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and attitudes, culture and environment, stories and treasures.
The cornerstone of Libraries 150 is the 150 Books of Influence, a compilation of 150 books that Nova Scotians feel have somehow influenced or defined them. The titles on the list will be those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.
To find out more about the project, or to suggest a title for the list, visit www.150booksns.ca
The School of Information Management would like to congratulate all of our newest MLIS & MIM graduates! It was an eventful few days with a reception hosted by the Faculty of Management Monday night, followed by our breakfast and awards ceremony, and finally the convocation ceremony and reception on Tuesday. As was highlighted at the ceremony, our students are impressive, and it was wonderful to meet and celebrate your achievements with your friends and families. We extend our best wishes to those graduates were not able to attend.
We welcome all our new graduates to the SIM alumni family, look forward to hearing about your successes and supporting you in your ongoing careers. Please continue to communicate with us via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter (@dalsimnews), and this blog.
Special thanks also to our Award sponsors including APLA, NSLA, SLA, the Vagianos and Harrison families and our alumni. And special congratulations to the 2017 convocation award winners (see full list below).
Well done, Class of 2017. We are very proud of all of you!
– Dr. Sandra Toze
Atlantic Provinces Library Association Award: Deborah Hemming
MLIS Director’s Award: Lauren Bull
MIM Director’s Award: Doug Gallant
Information Technology Leadership Award: Keri McCaffrey
J. Clement Harrison International Award: Lauren Bull
SIM Leadership Award: Nicholas Manuel & Alice Albarda
Louis Vagianos Medal: Domenic Rosati
Nova Scotia Library Association Graduation Prize: Katie Gallant
SIM Research Award: Deborah Hemming
SIMSA Outstanding Service Award: Keri McCaffrey & Jacob Ericson
Special Libraries Association (Eastern Canada Chapter) – Anne Galler Award: Diana Doublet
Beta Phi Mu Candidates: Lauren Bull, Jacob Ericson, Katie Gallant, Deborah Hemming, and Domenic Rosati
SIM alumna, Hannah Steeves (MLIS ’16) will be presenting at the 2017 CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries) Conference in Ottawa, May 6-11th.
Her lightning talk, Lawyers, Gymnasts, and Researchers: Using a Flipped Classroom to Teach LRW, discusses the current landscape of how legal research is taught to law students across Canada and how a flipped classroom approach can add value to their education and simultaneously improve soft skills. From Hannah: “The poster below, Canadian Legal Information Professionals’ Information Activities: What do they do and how to they tweet?, outlines a research paper completed during my time at SIM as a student on a topic that continues to interest me today. I am grateful for the opportunity to present these items and thank those at SIM for getting me started.”
Lara Killian (MLIS 2010) and co-author Margo Coletti of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston published an article on medical jargon and the importance of clear patient-provider communication in the March 2017 issue of AMA Journal of Ethics <http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2017/03/pfor1-1703.html>.
To keep the conversation going online, Lara and Margo will take part as guest experts for a dedicated health literacy and shared decision making chat on Twitter using the hashtag #EthicsChat and moderated by the Journal editorial staff. The tweet chat will be held on Thursday March 30 from 3-4 pm Atlantic time.
Lara manages the patient education pamphlets collection for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and has partnered with Nova Scotia Public Libraries as well as Halifax Public Libraries to index the pamphlets in all public library catalogues throughout the province. Check out the collection <http://library.nshealth.ca/PatientGuides> of patient education resources she manages in Libguides to find health-related apps, podcasts, videos (not to mention hundreds of patient pamphlets) and increase your own health literacy!
Killian L, Coletti M. The Role of Universal Health Literacy Precautions in Minimizing “Medspeak” and Promoting Shared Decision MakingAMA Journal of Ethics. March 2017, Volume 19, Number 3: 296-303. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.03.pfor1-1703. http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2017/03/pfor1-1703.html
Please join us for SIM Research Day to hear about the exciting research projects our graduate students are working on. All are welcome – no cost – no RSVP required. Full presentation schedule below.
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 11:30am-2:00pm
Room 3087/89, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave
EVALUATION AT UNICEF: BRINGING THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO THE LOCAL SETTING
This workshop is sponsored by Dalhousie’s Master in Information Management Program (MIM) and the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CESNS).
This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity to examine the influence of international evaluation demands and practice on our local work. There will be a panel of local evaluators who will comment on the applicability of international evaluation to the local setting.
The workshop will explore the following topics:
- UNICEF and its relationship with the UN
- Evaluation requirements and use in decision making at UNICEF
- UNICEF evaluation examples
- Discussion of evaluation in local and international settings
- Data mining and visualization
The Presenter – Raed Abdel Sater
Raed Abdel Sater is the information manager for the UNICEF Lebanon office. Since 2012, he worked in different emergency operations for UN agencies intervening in the middle east and supporting planning, implementation and management of monitoring and evaluation systems.
Before joining UNICEF in 2014, Raed served as Data manager in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon supporting national and international research and intervention access programs.
Raed is a MIS specialist with extensive experience in design and management of research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building on evaluation methodologies; promotion of a culture of information use and utilization of information for evidence-based decision-making.
Raed is a student in the Masters in Management Information Program at Dalhousie. He is studying on-line from Lebanon.
Starts: Friday April 7, 2017 – 09:00 AM
Ends: Friday April 7, 2017 – 12:30 PM
Location: Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave., Halifax
Additional Information: Register by April 5, 2017: https://cesns.ca/store/evaluationunicef.html
The workshop is provided free of charge by CESNS and the MIM Program at Dalhousie.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For questions, contact Dorian Watts at email@example.com
The Information Management Public Lectures give attention to exciting advances in research and professional practice. The topics are diverse reflecting the importance and global extent of Information Management in today’s society. The lectures are open to all members of the Dalhousie campus and surrounding community. Click here for the full schedule. We encourage you to attend in person, but if that is not possible you can access a recording on our website following the lecture. Live streaming is not currently available.
Monday, March 6th, 2017
Room 1016, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue
*embedded in the class INFO 6540: Data Management
Abstract: This presentation will begin with a review of what has brought libraries to this point in serials acquisition history and how the current state of things affects serials collection management decisions. This will be followed by an overview of the current state of affairs in serials management at Trent University and a description of the use of citation analysis, along with other tools, in the aid of making better informed decisions about serials management.
Biography: Ken has worked at Trent University for the past 28 years occupying roles as a serials cataloguer, serials librarian, access services librarian, and is currently the head of Trent’s first branch library on its Durham Campus in Oshawa, Ontario, and the University’s Copyright Officer. He obtained a BMusEd from Dalhousie in 1980, a Master of Library and Information Science from UBC in 1984, and a Graduate Professional Certificate in Library Sector Leadership from the University of Victoria in 2011.In addition to his work in the Library, he was Principal of Lady Eaton College, one of Trent’s five residential colleges, from 1996 to 2000, and was Acting Head of the Durham Campus in 2012/13.
During his sabbatical year, he will be undertaking a citation analysis of publications of Trent Humanities and Social Sciences faculty for a 2 or 3 year period in order to gain a better understanding of the types and sources of the resources that faculty have been using in their research. The goal is to provide the Library with a better sense of whether the resources it collects and makes accessible are meeting the research needs of the faculty. He will also continue to actively monitor developments in copyright, both nationally and internationally, and provide advice and guidance to the Trent University community on how any changes may effect the application of copyright law to community practices.