Countdown to the Big Day: wedding planners as documentary tools for time and information management


Dr Elisabeth Davies and Dr Pamela McKenzie


Date:                      Tuesday, 3  March 2009

Time:                      10:00 a.m.

Location:               Room 1014, Rowe Building 



Commercially-available wedding planning guides are the focus of Dr. Davies' current research: how these planners teach brides-to-be to "see" time and the means provided for managing information throughout the planning process. This research is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Pamela McKenzie at The University of Western Ontario and is a component of a larger project about the relationship between time and information management.


Speaker Information

Elisabeth Davies is currently Researcher-in-Residence in Dalhousie’s School of Information Management. Dr Davies interest in information management started with a Library Technician diploma from Nova Scotia Community College and continued through a master's and doctorate in Library and Information Science from The University of Western Ontario. She has worked in public, academic, and special libraries, including a recent stint at the Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections. Dr. Davies has taught graduate-level courses in cataloguing and research methods.


Pam McKenzie is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Research at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario.  Her research focuses on the ways that individuals in local settings collaboratively construct information needs, seeking, and use. She is interested in temporal, textual and interactional aspects of information practices, in the intersections of information work and caring work, and
in gendered and embodied information practices and spaces.




JoAnn Watson, MSLIS

Academic Integrity Administrator for the Faculty of Management

MLIS Program Coordinator

School of Information Management

Faculty of Management

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

Dalhousie University 6100 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5


Tel: 902.494.2471

Fax: 902.494.2451

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