SIM is hiring a part-time academic to teach the following course in the winter 2023 term:
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Attention IM professionals/employers:
You’re invited to the Master of Information (MI) Program Meet and Greet event, on Monday March 28, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (AT) / 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (ET).
This event is to provide an opportunity for students to meet employers in the library and information management field and for a chance for employers to meet the graduating class, as well as the first year students, looking for summer employment. It is also a chance for you to network with your colleagues and give back to the profession. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.
The event will be held on the Wonder Virtual Event platform. (More information about this platform can be found below.)
Please RSVP by March 25 to: https://forms.office.com/r/9zNfdiKdPx
(We like to have a sense of who is coming so students can be better prepared with their questions for you.)
A link to the Wonder platform will be sent to you closer to the event date.
I hope to see you there!
Thanks for your support of our students,
Wonder is an event platform that allows you to navigate a virtual room and engage in individual or group conversations as you would in a physical room.
You can try it out in a test room we have created: https://app.wonder.me?spaceId=3d2be8bb-36a5-4241-9aa8-8e18f2398796
Read more about using Wonder at https://help.wonder.me/en/articles/5627532-a-guest-s-guide-everything-you-need-to-know
A few additional notes about Wonder:
Sandra Toze, PhD (she/her)
Director, School of Information Management (SIM)
Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
By: Kellie Dalton (MI student assistant)
We know students are always thinking about what is ahead in their professional careers. To help navigate this, in 2021 SIM introduced our inaugural Professional in Residence, Cabot Yu. Originally from Montreal, Cabot works with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. I caught up with Cabot for the start of the new year to learn more about him and the advice he has for our grad students.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
Q1: What is your current job?
Cabot: My role at IRCC is manager of the Information Management Business Solutions team. My team plans, develops, supports, advises and educates on information management, systems, processes and tools. I believe I’m privileged to work in the department with the best mandate in all of government. We facilitate the arrival of newcomers and help them become the newest members of the Canadian family. Aside from the mandate, the part of my job I love the most is working with new professionals in IM.
Q2: What do you think are the most important skills for today’s IM professionals to have?
Cabot: What students learn in the MI program provides foundational skills and knowledge. Then add knowledge and skills in project management, business analysis and change management. A commitment to continuous learning and organizational awareness are two competencies I would add to the mix. A successful information professional will be continually developing and improving their knowledge as well as acquiring new skills.
Q3: What advice would you give to someone who is currently job hunting?
Cabot: Ignore the naysayers who claim that there are not enough jobs for all people graduating from IM programs. The jobs and opportunities are there for information professionals who understand the potential of what they have learned in the program and can translate it for different environments. The MI degree is one of the most versatile with skills that are transferable to any environment. Trust me, there are jobs.
Q4: Why do you think the IM professions are important to society?
Cabot: We provide programs and services that enable the success of our communities: we create opportunities and environments for learning, reduce risk to our organizations, connect people with information to accomplish goals and protect the privacy of Canadians. We help examine the past, understand the present and shape the future.
Q5: What do you see is the future of information management?
Cabot: The core of what we do hasn’t changed in a long time – we collect and organize stuff and we connect users with the stuff to accomplish their goals. What has and will change are the technologies that store and deliver content. As always we will adapt and adjust to understand the data, information and knowledge environment to best support the success of our users. As for whether we will ever move away from fixing paper jams…
SIM invites applications for the following position (for full details and to apply, visit PeopleAdmin):
Applications close January 31st, 2022.
|Position Title||Lecturer or Assistant Professor in School of Information Management|
|Type of position||Tenure Stream|
|About the opportunity||
The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor commencing July 1st 2022 (negotiable).
This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.
The successful candidate will have a PhD (completed or near completion) in information management or a related discipline, with a demonstrated record of success and interest in research and/or teaching in equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or accessibility as related to the information professions. Potential areas of research and/or teaching interest include, but are not limited to:
● Indigeneity, traditional knowledge, and the TRC Calls to Action
● Indigenous research collaborations
● Accessible design
● Bias in information systems
● Gender, sexual orientation, and/or gender expression
● Other relevant areas including human rights, social justice, and social inclusion
The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Information (MI) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program and is developing a PhD in Information.
The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), which also includes the School of Public Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management’s mission is to offer people a world-class set of management skills and experiences that organizations value and prepare them to work with, inspire and lead others to tackle complex challenges and achieve responsible results. A commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization is among our core values. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.
Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities, with four professional faculties; a Faculty of Graduate Studies; and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world.
Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2022 through PeopleAdmin (https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7823).
SIM is hiring part-time academics to teach the following courses:
Please apply through PeopleAdmin, via the links above. Questions? Email email@example.com
Professional in Residence, 2021-2022
Call for expressions of interest
The School of Information Management (SIM) is seeking expressions of interest for a Professional in Residence (PIR) for the 2021-2022 academic year. This person will coach Master of Information (MI) students in the development of professional skills needed to launch their careers. The PIR can engage with students virtually, so the opportunity is open to qualified candidates in any location (not limited to the Halifax area).
Time commitment: A maximum of 5 hours/week for the 12-week fall and winter terms (September-December 2021 and January-April 2022).
Please provide a written expression of interest explaining why this opportunity appeals to you. Letters should be sent to Janet Music, MI Program Coordinator, by April 30th, 2021 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honorarium: $3000 per term (a total of $6000)
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
The Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for two limited-term faculty appointments (Lecturer or Assistant Professor) – a 1-year term appointment, and a 2-year term appointment, both commencing July 1, 2021. Click the links below for full details and to apply.
Both postings close March 18th.
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