Thursday, 13 February 2014

Student Speaker Series - February 5th, 2014

Last Wednesday, February 5th, we held our first speaker series of the semester, which we think went pretty fantastically. We have held speaker series in previous semesters, however, this semester we had hoped to expand the idea so that we could offer this opportunity to more students!

From left to right: Cody Fullerton, Cat Alderson, Dan Blackburn, Megan Siu, Michael Gunn.

Cat Alderson, Dan Blackburn, Cody Fullerton, Michael Gunn, and Megan Siu each presented on special topics in librarianship; all presentations were informative and thought-provoking. Topics included basic programming, the reality of business librarianship, digital archives, board-game collections and accessibility to legal information. These presentations were insightful, presenting topics in special librarianship that are not often discussed in class. It was a really great opportunity to learn something new that is a little outside of the normal topics of our studies!

Because this series was so successful, we are excited to host our next series March 26th! If you are interested in presenting, please let us know! Email us at

Rachel Burke is from Port Moody B.C. and is an MLIS student at Western University. She is currently co-chair of the SLA student chapter at Western , but also serves in ARLIS, PLG, and Student Council.

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