I am sending this reminder about the Professional Partners program at
the School of Information Management at Dal. Interest this year among
students has increased dramatically, and we really need more
professional partners. We have over 50 students who are interested in
participating, and we only have around 30 professionals so far. If you
have never gotten involved in the program please think about giving it a
try. We will be meeting to match students and professionals on Friday
of this week, so I hope you will register soon!
I have pasted my original message to the list below.
For the past four years the Professional Partners program, sponsored
the CLA Student Chapter at Dalhousie's School of Information
has provided an opportunity for library practitioners to share their
experiences with library school students. Since the program's
well over one hundred students have participated in the program and
gained valuable insights into the working life of practising
Participating librarians are matched with students with similar
interests for the duration of the academic year. The program is very
flexible, with each pair deciding on their own activities. In
years these activities have included resume and job hunting advice,
meeting for coffee, tours of libraries, and attending meetings and
workshops together. There will be a reception to start the program
to give partners an opportunity to meet, and in previous years there
also been an event at the end of the spring term.
Spending time with students is a rewarding experience. It is always
useful to keep in touch with what new librarians are thinking and
learning, and to see the attitudes and interests they will be bringing
to the workplace.
For more information on the program, and a registration form, please
I hope you will consider becoming a Professional Partner this year.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Coordinator of User Services
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Road
Halifax, NS B3K 4X8
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902.424.4852 902.424.0633 fax