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New Librarians Symposium


June 24, 2016 08:30 - 16:00





The New Librarians Symposium (NLS) is a one day event happening on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at Ryerson University’s Heaslip House (Peter Bronfman Learning Centre). When we say “new librarians,” we’re referring to anyone who has been working in the field for 3 years or less post graduation. Although librarian is in the title of the event, this is used as a catch all phrase for librarians, archivists, record managers, and others working in the information science field.

This event will not be a didactic or “how to” event, and will not be focused around securing a job. This differentiates it from other events organized by Library and Information Science faculties or associations. The purpose of the event is for new professionals to connect with each other, develop networks, explore potential collaborations, and learn.

Programming for the day will feature discussions led by working professionals from across the information science field as well as structured opportunities to interact with other new professionals.

The New Librarians Symposium is organized by Juliene McLaughlin and Ali Versluis (both from the University of Guelph), with assistance from Mandissa Arlain (Ryerson University).