Thanks to all of you who have registered for this year's Professional
Partering Program. In the next week we'll be sitting down to pair
professionals with students.
The response from students this year has been tremendous, though, and
we need more professionals for the programme. Please have a look at
the message and consider participatiing. Registration forms can be
found at http://simsa.dsu.dal.ca/cla/Professional_Program.html
Finally, the kickoff for the event is October 20th, but attendance at
this event is not mandatory.
Jessica Babineau and Michael Steeleworthy
CLA Student Chapter co-chairs, 2009-10
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Dalhousie University's CLA Student Chapter would like to invite you to
participate in the 2009 Professional Partnering Program. This popular
mentoring program pairs MLIS students with professionals working in
LIS fields, thereby providing a valuable experience for both partners.
A participation form has been attached to this email for your
convenience. Registration continues through October 15, and completed
forms may be returned by email to [log in to unmask]
The Professional Partnering Program is less formal than traditional
mentoring programs because it allows participants to tailor their
partnerships to suit their needs and schedules. Some of the activities
recommended by past participants include:
o workplace tours
o a job shadow experience
o regular e-mail correspondence
o career guidance (particularly for those about to graduate!)
The program runs from October until late March 2009, with receptions
held at the beginning and at the end of the program. Our kickoff
reception will be held this year on October 20th, 2009, at 6PM, in
Room 3089 of the Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue,
Halifax. Attendance at this event is not mandatory.
The Professional Partnering Program has been held in the Halifax area
for over seven years now. Annually, it pairs about 50 students in
both traditional and non-traditional information workplaces and has
received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
As we are always looking for new professional partners to accommodate
the growing interest in this program, please also feel free to forward
this form to any LIS professionals who you feel might be interested,
as well as to similar listserv. General information can also be found
online at: http://simsa.dsu.dal.ca/cla/professionalpartnering.htm.
Michael Steeleworthy and Jessica Babineau,
co-Chairs, Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter