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Hi Everyone:

We're looking for librarians to participate in the 7th annual
Professional Partnering Program with students from Dalhousie
University's School of Information Management.  Last year 50
professionals had student partners, a remarkable example of commitment
to the future of the profession.  Many of the partnerships develop into
longstanding friendships.  I encourage you to consider participating in
this year's program.

Please have a look at the message below from Jocelyn Covert, co-chair
of the CLA Student Chapter at Dal, and then send in the attached
registration form.

Michael

Michael Colborne
Coordinator of Public Services
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Road
Halifax, NS B3K 4X8
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902.424.4852  902.424.0633 fax


Dear Librarians and Information Professionals:

For the past six years, the Professional Partnering Program (PPP),
sponsored by the Canadian Library Association Student Chapter at
Dalhousie's School of Information Management, has provided an
opportunity for library practitioners and information managers from a
variety of organizations to share their experiences with students
enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Studies program at
Dalhousie.  Since its inception, well over one hundred students have
participated in the program and gained valuable insights into the
working life of practicing librarians, archivists and information
professionals.

Participating professionals 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 workplaces, and attending
meetings and workshops together.  There will be a reception to start
the
program and to give partners an opportunity to meet, and also a wind
up
event at the end of the winter term.

Spending time with students is a rewarding experience.  It is always
useful to keep in touch with what new librarians and information
managers are thinking and learning, and to see the attitudes and
interests they will be bringing to the workplace.

In the 2007-2008 academic year, the Professional Partnering Program
paired more than 50 Dalhousie MLIS students with professionals working
in
both
traditional and non-traditional workplaces and received overwhelmingly
positive feedback.  If you are interested in participating in the
2008-2009 Professional Partnering Program, please complete the
attached
participation form (in either format, PDF or Word) and return it to
the
Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please
contact
the CLA Student Chapter at [log in to unmask]


Thank you.
Sincerely,

Jocelyn Covert

co-chair, Canadian Library Association Student Chapter
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University


Michael Colborne
Coordinator of Public Services
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
2021 Brunswick St
Box 578
Halifax, NS  B3J 2S9
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902.424.4852  902.424.0633 fax