Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Dr. David Michels

Legal Literacy with Dr. David Michels (he/him) Public Services Librarian, Sir James Dunn Law Library, Dalhousie University I am passionate about connecting people with the right information so they can make sense of their world, whether that is academia, work, faith, or everyday life.…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Lindsay McNiff

Information Literacy with Lindsay McNiff (she/her)Learning and Instruction Librarian, Dalhousie Libraries Lindsay McNiff is a Learning and Instruction Librarian and the liaison librarian for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the English Department, and the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. She also…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Samantha Taylor

Financial Literacy with Samantha Taylor (she/her)Senior Instructor, Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Graduate Studies Dalhousie University Instructor Taylor’s focused on leveraging and integrating technology to increase self-reported efficacy in learners and educators. She supports Open Education Resource (OER) initiatives, sharing original pre-class mini-lectures…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Emily Mathew

Food Literacy with Emily Mathew (she/her)Food Literacy Specialist at Halifax Public Libraries Emily Mathew is a Registered Dietitian, trained chef, and the Food Literacy Specialist at Halifax Public Libraries. With a passion for food and teaching, Emily is dedicated to helping people learn how…

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Introducing 2023 Guest Speaker, Jennifer LaPlante!

We are excited to announce the third of our key speakers for the 2023 Information Without Borders "Changing the Information Avenue" conference, Jennifer LaPlante.  Jennifer LaPlante is focused on bringing together innovation, strategy and technology to advance artificial intelligence. Jennifer is the Executive Director…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Diana Doublet

Musical Literacy with Diana Doublet (she/her) Orchestra Librarian, Symphony Nova Scotia Diana Doublet is the orchestra librarian for Symphony Nova Scotia, where she works with all things involving sheet music, licensing, and copyright. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, she has degrees from both coasts with…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Kristy Hancock

Health Literacy with Kristy Hancock (she/her) Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit Kristy is a health sciences librarian with experience supporting health research in various settings. As Evidence Synthesis Coordinator with the MSSU, she lends searching support and methodological guidance to research teams…

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Introducing 2023 “Literacy Lightning Talks” Speaker, Julie Marcoux

Data Literacy with Julie Marcoux (she/her) Data Librarian and Coordinator of Data and GIS Services, Dalhousie University Libraries Julie Marcoux enjoys helping students, faculty, and researchers navigate the confusing world of datasets and statistics in order to find the data they need for their…

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Introducing 2023 Information Without Borders Speakers, “Literacy Lightning Talks”

Food Literacy: Emily Mathew, Food Literacy Specialist, HPL Data Literacy: Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian, Dal Libraries Health Literacy: Kristy Hancock, Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, MSSU Information Literacy: Lindsay McNiff, Learning & Instruction Librarian, Dal Libraries Legal Literacy: David Michels, Public Services Librarian Financial Literacy: Samantha…

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