Hello to everyone reading, both involved with the summit and outside the summit.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my perspective on the future of Canadian library human resources. My name is Steven Chabot, and I am a recent graduate of the Masters of Information Studies (MISt) program at the University of Toronto. The field I am aiming to work in is academic libraries, specifically in reference, instruction, and liaison work.
I have just left my student position at Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, and I have not yet secured a librarian position, which is giving me a bit of grief. I seem to be somewhat successful in my interviews so it is just a matter of time.
Right now, I am looking forward to hearing everyone speak and meeting a lot of new people over the next few days. As a new graduate and someone deeply involved with the recruitment process and job requirements, I hope I can give some kind of insight from the other side of the interview table.
That is all for now. I have made some notes about the 8Rs report and its survey of the Canadian library scene, but that can wait until I have time over coffee to write tomorrow.
Please feel free to introduce yourself if you manage to read this over the time at the conference. I can also be found at http://subjectobject.net if you are interested.