Beyond Colonialism? Libraries for a Canada We Don’t Yet Know

Update: The lecture was recorded, and is now available to watch on Youtube!

Lecture Details
Monday, January 23, 2017
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Free, open to the public

The 2017 Dalhousie-Horrocks lecture, featuring Monique Woroniak (of the Winnipeg Public Library), will be titled “Beyond Colonialism? Libraries for a Canada We Don’t Yet Know” and take place Monday, January 23rd at 4pm at the Halifax Central Library.

Abstract: Reconciliation. Relationships. Restitution. All three are on the minds of public institutions following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. But where and how to begin? As institutions that support learning, libraries are uniquely suited to engage with—and model—responsible practices that take direction from Indigenous peoples, both locally and nationally. A leader in the area of library services with Indigenous peoples, Monique Woroniak will consider how libraries can best position themselves to be relevant for a country reconsidering its foundations.

For more details please see the Faculty of Management’s page for the lecture here.

Dalhousie-Horrocks 2017 lecture card

Advertising image for the lecture.

CAPAL Student Chapter coming to Dalhousie


This summer, SIM students Hilary Lynd, Mark McCumber, and Jaq-Lin Larder are starting up a Dalhousie Student Chapter of the Canadian Association for Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).

CAPAL is more than an association: it’s an advocacy group that focuses on the areas of education, standards, professional practice, ethics, and core principles. The Dalhousie Student Chapter is sure to collaborate with other SIM associations in order to promote the interests of future academic librarians in the program.

If you are interested in academic libraries, this is a great opportunity to get involved. Contact us for more information.

E-Mail Buddies

E-Mail buddies

Summer is around the corner, and you know what that means: 30 new students have been accepted into the Dalhousie MLIS program next fall. If you are a current SIM student, then you’ll remember being paired with an e-mail buddy before launching into the (somewhat overwhelming) orientation week in September.

Please consider volunteering a few moments of your time to help an incoming student and participate in the e-mail buddy program this year. You can volunteer by contacting SIMSA here, tweet to @DalSIMSA, or find us on Facebook.

Dal Reads

Dal Reads

Dal ReadsThe 2014 Dal Reads shortlist has been announced! The three contenders are:

1. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan

2. The Antagonist – Lynn Coady

3. Reality Boy – A.S. King

(Personally, my vote would go to the book about a secret society, mysterious books, and the power of Google… but that’s just me.)

If you’re interested in helping to organize this campus-wide reading event, contact Marlo MacKay at

Dal Reads (2)