For the past four years the Professional Partners program, sponsored by
the CLA Student Chapter at Dalhousie's School of Information Management,
has provided an opportunity for library practitioners to share their
experiences with library school students. Since the program's inception,
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 previous
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 and
to give partners an opportunity to meet, and in previous years there has
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