Featuring SIM student Erica Finch, and cross-appointed Professor, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois:
The Associated Alumni of Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management present an award annually to honour a member who “has made an outstanding contribution to Library and/or Information Management.”
Please help us to select the next illustrious recipient of this award by reviewing the award guidelines and submitting a nomination to draw our attention to a great colleague.
Awardees may be at almost any career stage as long as their accomplishments to date are a strong fit for the Selection Criteria:
- Innovation and leadership within their professional roles
- Research, presentations, outreach and publication record
- Service to relevant professional organizations
- Mentoring and support for junior colleagues
See Award Guidelines
Deadline for Award Nominations: 15 August 2020
Please send completed nominations to the Outstanding Alumni Award Committee Chair, Kelli WooShue, at Kelli.WooShue@novascotia.ca
Queries are most welcome.
SIMAA Outstanding Alumni Award Committee 2020:
- Kelli Woo Shue, Committee Chair and Manager, Client Services, NS Provincial Library, Kelli.WooShue@novascotia.ca
- Fiona Black, 2018 award recipient and A/Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University, email@example.com
- MJ D’Elia, 2019 award recipient and Associate University Librarian, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deborah Hemming, Learning and Instruction Librarian, Dalhousie University Libraries, Deborah.Hemming@dal.ca
- Angela Horne, Director, Rosenfeld Management Library and the Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division, UCLA, email@example.com
ICKM2020 to Be Online
Sharing knowledge and research could not be more significant during these challenging times in 2020.The 16th annual International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2020) will provide an ideal platform for you to submit research and to share ideas.
ICKM2020 will be held December 3-5 as a virtual meeting, broadcasting from Durham, NC, “the City of Medicine”. The conference theme is “Knowledge Commons” and the institutional analysis of data and the development of knowledge. There will be a panel of journal editors and keynote speakers discussing the “knowledge commons” as well as knowledge cafés and digital booths with exhibitors.
You are invited to submit completed research, on-going scholarship, or product development in the form of a paper, an in-progress report, or a poster for an interactive, digital presentation. Please see attached for the call for papers and presentations.
Recognizing how funding for travel and professional development is being frozen or reduced during the Covid-19 crisis, you may apply for sponsored scholarships.
For detailed information, go to: www.ICKM.net
Full Papers, Workshops, and Posters Submission: July 31, 2020
Practitioners and Work in Progress Presentations (Abstracts Submission): August 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2020
Final Camera-Ready Full Paper Submissions and (optional) videos: October 20, 2020
A new issue of the YA Hotline has just been published! Issue 111: Y(LGBTQ+)A Hotline This issue of the YA Hotline features LGBTQ+ book lists, program guides, reviews, an artist interview, and a glossary of terms. Articles provide critical analysis on topics such as books with happy endings and the evolution of LGBTQ+ character portrayal. Discussions of non-traditional print media, such as video games, fanfiction, and webcomics, are also present in the issue. The authors (Kira Chalupa, Nathan Hynes, Nicole Marcoux, and Ridley Thomas) hope that this issue of YA Hotline provides professional readers with ideas for implementing changes to make materials, programs, and learning environments more welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ+ teens.
All issues of the YA Hotline are produced by students in INFO 6250 Services and Resources for Young Adults and are freely available at https://ojs.library.dal.ca/YAHS/issue/archive
SIM is teaming with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Rowe School of Business to host its fourth annual Open Data Contest on March 7th-8th, 2020 in conjunction with International Open Data Day. There will be cash prizes for winning submissions (including a $4000 top prize). This year our Contest is focusing on healthcare and the economy.
Registration is now open! Visit Eventbrite to sign up today.
We would like to thank all of you within our SIM, Dalhousie and Information communities for the significant role you played in the accreditation process. As highlighted in the final report from the External Review Panel (ERP):
“The ERP was impressed with the energy and enthusiasm evident among faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and students for the directions in which the MI program is evolving.”
We look forward to celebrating this news together.
On February 11th, 2020, the 14th annual student-run Information Without Borders Conference (IWB) will be held in the McInnes Room at Dalhousie University’s Student Union Building. The topic for the 2019 conference is: Information at Home. Halifax is a unique community with a diverse population with different experiences and different needs. The conference will explore the information needs of Halifax and how different individuals and organizations help serve the information needs of the Halifax community. As we explore some of these information needs, the conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary and inter-organizational discussion on this topic for a variety of professional and student attendees.
Registration is now open! Student registration will be $25, or $105 for professionals & community members. Registration includes access to all events, breakfast, lunch and a gift bag.
Register via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/84081805945
We are also running two competitions that feature student research: the first is a poster competition, the second is a paper competition for the student speaker session. We encourage all university students who are researching relevant topics to apply. Please see our website for details.
We hope that this year’s conference topic will be of interest to you! Please share this information with your department.
Please join us for a day of stimulating discussion and presentations on Indigenous knowledge and access! The Indigenous Knowledge and Access Symposium will be held in Halifax on Thursday, November 15.
Co-hosted by Dalhousie Libraries, Dalhousie’s School of Information Management, and Library and Archives Canada, the event will focus on the work and challenges of documenting and improving access to Indigenous knowledge. The day features a keynote address by Elder Albert Marshall and Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, presentations from the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre and Beaton Institute and much more!
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please be sure to register in advance, and prior to Monday, November 12.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Registration opens at 8 a.m. (AST)
Sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. (AST) and run all day until 4:10 p.m. (AST)
Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB), Room 170
Dalhousie University, 5793 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reserve your spot for this event now! All seating is general admission.