IM%20Public%20Lecture%20Logo.jpgIM Public Lecture

What Does an Academic Library Communications Officer Do?  A Dalhousie
Libraries Case Study
Tina Usmiani, Dalhousie Library 

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Time: 10:30am
Location: Rowe 1009 (embedded in INFO 5570)


In 2009 the Dalhousie University Libraries created a new position:
Communications Officer. This presentation will explain the rationale for
having a CO for the Dalhousie Libraries and briefly outline the Libraries'
Communications Plan. The main focus will be the initiatives, projects and
day-to-day activities for which the Dalhousie Libraries Communications
Officer is responsible, as well as the challenges and rewards of this unique
Tina%20Usmiani_2012_02_08.jpgSpeaker Information

Tina Usmiani has been working off and on at the Libraries since 1979, when
she was hired as a cataloguer at the Killam and became the library's Russian
subject specialist. In 1982 she went to University of Toronto to do a PhD in
Russian Studies and returned to Killam cataloguing in 1990 after working
briefly in the Law Library. Tina continued her work as a Library Assistant
in Special Collections from 1996 until 2009, when she acquired her current
position as the Dalhousie Libraries Communications Officer.