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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.

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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.