Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Student Speaker Series #2, Winter 2014 - March 26, 2014

The Western SLA Chapter held its second student speaker series on Wednesday, March 26th in Middlesex College. Three students from Western’s MLIS program spoke to the group about three very different subjects relevant to different aspects of special librarianship.

Catherine Alderson presented tips and tricks for those going to a conference for the first time. A veteran conference-goer and organizer (she’s a coordinating volunteers at Emerald City Comicon today!) she gave us some memorable mnemonics to help make conversation, and taught techniques “to calm your nerves and make collecting business cards easy!”
Josh Klar spoke about his work at the CHRW campus radio station archives at Western. He discussed different paper conservation techniques practiced within archives, showed us some tools of the trade, and pictures of his work. He described the practice of to cleaning, deacidifying and repairing paper.
Rachel Burke presented early results from her study on the education of information-seeking skills in law and paralegal education in Ontario. Her work looks at the state of information-skills teaching at Ontario colleges and universities.
The event was a great success! We look forward to hosting more student speakers this summer.

Andrew Sharp is native to London, Ontario. He is currently in his second term of the MLIS program at Western University, and acts as Social Coordinator for UWO SLA. Andrew is interested in business libraries, reference services, and research.

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