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.

SIMSA Year End Party!!



It’s been a long year! And what better way to wrap things up than to enjoy some food, drink, and good company with your friends and colleagues from the School of Information Management. Join us for an evening out with SIMSA; Appetizers will be provided and drinks will be readily available.
Where: The Arms Public House @ the Lord Nelson (1515 South Park St, Halifax)
When: Friday April 8th, 7-10PM
Cost: Students/Guests: $10 | Faculty/Staff: $20
*Pay at the door upon arrival

Please RSVP via the eventbrite link provided below. Click register and confirm your ticket option – you will not be charged electronically and payments will be received in cash at the door of the event.

SIMSA Fall Potluck!

Its that time of year again, that time where everyone brings a bunch of tupperware for us all to share. The food in the tupperware… not the tupperware itself. First take time to give thanks with your family (blood or otherwise) this weekend, and then come celebrate with us on Tuesday!

Come one come all to a lovely feast in the SIM common room on October 13th, 2015 at Noon until the food is cold or gone.

Here is a link to the google sign-up if you’d like to contribute to this delicious feast!

Please note if there are any allergens in your culinary creations, or if they are going to be particularly suited to any dietary restrictions.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Info Session – September 21st

In this information session, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) representatives will outline employment opportunities within the CSIS Information Management Division for MLIS students and graduates.

Currently, there are two employment opportunities at CSIS for MLIS students:

Incoming students can apply for Position A:

  • CO-OP/Internship PROGRAM – 4 month work term during completion of your MLIS program (NOTE: this position would count for the extended work placement for INFO 0590 Practicum)

Potential 2016 graduates can apply for Position B:

  • GRADUATE PROGRAM – 12 month work term after MLIS Program completion.

Those interested in these positions are encouraged to attend this session. Information will be also provided concerning security clearance the application process and timeline. There will be a question and answer period.

This event will be held in Room 430, Jacob Slonim Conference Room, Goldberg Computer Science Building, 6050 University Ave at 12:00 pm – 1:30 on September 21st, 2015.

Visit their website for more information about CSIS in general: