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Sharron Smith, Ontario's "Librarian of the Year" will deliver a Public
Lecture entitled "A Perfect Storm = A Perfect Job" 

                                     

Date:                Thursday, 02 October 2008

Time:                5:30 Meet & Greet for a 6:00pm start; refreshments to
follow

Location:          Executive Training Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management
Building, Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue

 

Abstract

Information Professionals are passionate! Passionate about the work they do
and the difference they can make in the lives of those in their community.
Learn how one professional librarian followed her passion to the perfect job
through readers' advisory service for adult readers. 

 

Biography

Sharron Smith is the Manager of Readers' Advisory Services at the Kitchener
Public Library (Ontario, Canada); and is the coauthor of Canadian Fiction: a
guide to reading interests (Libraries Unlimited, 2005). This guide is
designed to help readers find great reads with a focus on Canadian fiction.
She is a popular presenter of readers' advisory programs and training both
nationally and internationally, is active in the profession, and is a strong
advocate for both readers' advisory and reading. She is an instructor in the
Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western
Ontario and her work and dedication were recently honoured with the
prestigious W. J. Robertson Medallion by the Ontario Library Board's
Association; the medallion is commonly known in the profession as the
"Librarian of the Year" award.