Hello everyone:

Please join us in welcoming JoAnn Watson to our School's broader
community.  I am appending the formal announcement here, for your
information.  JoAnn has already met some of you at the recent APLA
conference, and she will welcome news from any alumni -- as a means of
getting to know you better, as well as for inclusion in this year's Inform
newsletter.  If you have any queries or comments, please just get in touch
with JoAnn or with me.

All best,

JoAnn Watson has now joined the School of Information Management in the
role of MLIS Programme Coordinator.  In this role, JoAnn will support
students in the Schools ALA-accredited MLIS programme and will foster wide
professional connections in the LIS community regionally and
nationally.  JoAnn is from Halifax and has over twenty years experience in
the field working with both the federal and provincial governments, as well
as having held positions in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She
graduated with her Masters of Science in Library and Information Science
from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island
University. As Head of the Sound and Moving Image Division at the Public
Archives of Nova Scotia, JoAnn developed a keen interest in issues relating
to preservation and audio-visual media. An active participant and member in
local, national and international professional associations, JoAnn has
organized professional conferences and workshops in Halifax, Montreal,
Miami, Los Angeles and Portland Oregon. She is an enthusiastic new member
of the School and will share her considerable professional expertise with
future generations of MLIS students and graduates. JoAnn can be contacted
at 902-494-2471 or at <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]

Fiona A. Black
School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 3J5

Voice: 902-494-1901
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