A new website

Posted by Valerie C., August 17, 2014

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

Posted by Valerie C., March 28, 2014

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 dalhousiesla@gmail.com.

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

Posted by Nicole B., March 08, 2014

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

Posted by Nicole B., February 12, 2014

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

Posted by Valerie C., November 26, 2013

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.

October Minutes

Posted by Valerie C., November 15, 2013

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

Posted by Nicole B., September 23, 2013

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!

Posted by Nicole B., September 10th, 2013

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

Posted by Mike G., February 8th, 2013

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 n.bloudoff@dal.ca.

New Tour: Pier 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration

Posted by Mike G., February 1st, 2013

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

Posted by Mike G., November 19th, 2012

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

Posted by Mike G., November 19th, 2012

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

Posted by Mike G., September 13th, 2012

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.

Information Without Borders Conference 2014

Posted by Nicole B., February 14th, 2014

The Dalhousie SLA student group would like to thank the IWB committee for putting on another successful, informative conference. It was a great day filled with many interesting speakers. It was clear that an enormous amount of work went into planning this conference, so congratulations on a job well done.

Zine Making @ the New Plan B Zine Library

Posted by Nicole B., March 06, 2014

On Wednesday the SLA organized a Zine Making Workshop at the new Roberts Street Social Centre location at Plan B on Gottingen street. SIM students learned about what a zine is all about and how to make one. Then they made a collaborative zine titled: "Library School Confidential!" Thanks to everyone to particpated. We can't wait to see the zine when it's finished!

SLA Student Chapter Mentioned in the New Inform Magazine

Posted by Mike G., January 31st, 2012

If you missed it you can check it out here. (It's on page 19.)

Bake Sale

Posted by Mike G., December 2nd, 2011

The combined SLA/IWB bake sale will take place Monday December 5th in the Rowe Atrium, running from 10am-4pm.

A New Constitution

Posted by Mike G., October 18th, 2011

Thanks to your support we now have a new, updated constitution. If you missed the meeting, you can have a look at it here.