A new website
We've been hard at work this summer preparing for the new year. The first thing we have to show you is our new website, where you can find all of the current information about what we're up to. We're looking forward to an exciting year of joint ventures with other student groups in SIM!
Our new website can be found here: dalhousiesla.wordpress.com.
End of year announcements
It's the time of year again. Everyone is sprinting to the finish line, and it's time to say good-bye to old faces and welcome in some new. Good luck to all of our outgoing chairs, we wish you all the best. We're welcoming Alyssa Dawson as our treasurer for the coming year, and we know she'll be great. One final announcement: we've created a new email account for the SLA Student Group of Dalhousie, and you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much to everyone who showed up to our tours and events. It's been a great year, and we can't wait for the next.
Tour of the Chronicle Herald Library
SLA has arranged for a tour of the Chronicle Herald library! The tour will be this coming Wednesday March 12th at 12pm. Meet us the Killam Atrium at 11:20am, and we'll head over together. Contact Karen, Pia, or any of the SLA exec to let us know if you're coming, or please mark your name down on the sign up sheet available in the common room. Capacity is 12 students. You will need to bring government issued ID to go on the tour.
We hope you will join us!
SLA Bakesale: Death by Chocolate
Thanks to everyone who supported SLA by purchasing some delicious treats at the SLA Bakesale: Death by Chocolate! It was a graet success! We hope that everyone enjoyed the chocolatey sweets and treats!
Tour of the Maritime Command Museum
SLA has arranged for an awesome tour of the Maritime Command Museum for all you SIMsters! The tour will be this Friday the 29th at 2:45. Meet at the Killam Atrium at 2pm, and we'll head over together. Contact Karen, Carlisle, or any of the SLA exec to let us know if you're coming! Capacity is 12-15 students. Because the museum is located on a military base, government-issued ID will be required.
It's going to be a great time, and we hope to see you there! Check out the museum website here.
The minutes from our 6 October 2013 meeting are available here.
We also want to send out a great big thank you to everyone who purchased candy from our Spooktacular Halloween fundraiser. It was a great success and we hope you enjoyed finding spooky surprises in your mailboxes!
New SLA Executive Members Announced
We have elected new executive members! We are very excited to have Kaitlin (First year External Relations Coordinator.), Valerie (First Year Web Administrator), Carlisle (First year Co-Chair and first year Treasurer), Tam (First-year Internal Relations Coordinator), Ray (Secretary) and Patrick (second year Internal Relations)! Thanks everybody! Stay tuned for more updates about events in the near future!
The SLA's First Executive Meeting!
The SLA will be having its first executive meeting on Friday, September 13th at 1:30pm in the SIM Common Room.
We will be electing six new executive members. There are positions available for first and second year students. The positions are:
1st Year Co-Chair
1st Year Internal Relations Coordinator
2nd Year Internal Relations Coordinator
1st Year Treasurer
Secretary (first or second year student)
1st Year Website Administrator
For more detailed descriptions about the roles and responsibilities of the positions, please see our Constitution.
The SLA's Annual Valentine's Day Bake Sale
The SLA will be having its annual Valentine's Day bake sale on Thursday from 9:30AM-4:00PM. If you're willing to help out with the baking, send Nicole an email at email@example.com.
New Tour: Pier 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration
On Friday, February 8th we will be going on a tour of the Pier 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration. We will be meeting on the ground floor of the Rowe Atrium at 12:15PM. If you would rather meet us at Pier 21, the tour itself starts at 1:00PM. The tour will last until approximately 2PM.
If you're interested in going on the tour there will be a sign up sheet posted on the grey cupboards in the Common Room.
Tour: Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Next Friday, November 30th we will be going on a tour of the special library for The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. This will be a great tour for anyone interested in women's studies. Here's a description of the library from the head librarian herself:
"The Library collects information resources to support the Advisory Council's mandate. Our collection covers many issues such as violence, law, health, employment, and poverty. We have materials relating to specialized populations of women such as young women, black, native, immigrant and women with disabilities."
SLA Tour and Pub Club
The first SLA tour this year will be happening this coming Friday, November 2nd at at 12:30PM. We'll be going on a tour of the IWK Health Sciences Library and the IWK Family Resource Library. That's two tours in one!
We'll be meeting in front of the Rowe building at 12:30PM and walking to the IWK from there. Afterwards, around 2PM, we'll head over to the Fickle Frog to start Pub Club early.
Map of A Few Special Libraries in Halifax
Welcome back to school everybody! Hopefully this year is as remarkably fantastic as the last. If you're new to the Halifax area and interested in special libraries, check out this map we put together, listing the locations of some of the special libraries in Nova Scotia.