Dear colleagues, MLIS alumni and friends of SIM,

Vivian Howard, newly appointed to a tenure-stream position in the School 
of Information Management, has also accepted a three year administrative 
appointment in the Faculty of Management as Director of the Bachelor of 
Management program. Professor Howard held an interim appointment as 
Director of this unique undergraduate program during the past academic 
year. She has been noted for her highly successful leadership of the 
redevelopment of the four-year program to include a series of majors, 
including one in Knowledge Management.

This administrative appointment means that Professor Howard will have a 
reduced teaching load. Happily for SIM and our MLIS students, she will 
be teaching her regular MLIS courses in Collections Management and 
Services and Resources for Young Adults in the 2008-09 academic year.

The appointment reflects Professor Howards significant success as a 
teacher of both undergraduates and graduate students, in addition to her 
administrative skills and her capacity for "getting things done."

In addition to her role as an academic Director, Professor Howard has 
also been appointed to the Executive Committee developing and launching 
Dalhousie's new College of Sustainability. Four of Dalhousie's Faculties 
are engaged in this interdisciplinary endeavour and information is 
available at

Finally, SIM was especially pleased when Professor Howard won an 
Academic Leadership Award at the recent Faculty of Management strategic 

Please join me in congratulating Vivian on these achievements and 

All best wishes,
Fiona B.

Fiona A. Black, PhD, Associate Dean of Management (External Programs)
and Director, School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 3J5, Canada
Voice: Int +1.902.494.1901
Fax: Int +1.902.494.2451