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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 position. 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.