CS Seminar-Maggie Neilson

Jodrey School of Computer Science



Friday, February 5, 2016

2:30 PM

Carnegie Hall 113


Library Services and Making the Most of Your Google Searches!


Maggie Neilson



Much of the library and its services can seem shrouded in mystery, similar to its archival collections and hidden nooks and crannies. The library can also behave like an invisible entity, providing scholars digital access to research and its collections being revealed at the click of a button. In addition to providing valuable resources to support scholarly activity at Acadia University, the library also houses a team of professionals dedicated to connecting students, faculty, and the public with the information they need. The focus of this seminar is to shed light on the many useful services and resources available through the Vaughan Memorial Library, and to provide faculty members and computer science students with a few tips and techniques to find and evaluate information from the web.



About the Presenter

Maggie Neilson is an Academic Librarian at Acadia University’s Vaughan Memorial Library. Her role primarily revolves around liaison responsibilities with the Jodrey School of Computer Science, the Ivan Curry School of Engineering, the Earth and Environmental Science Department, the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Programme, and the School of Kinesiology. In addition to the collection development services, instructional sessions and research assistance she provides to these disciplines, Maggie also has coordinating responsibilities in government documents, the library’s discovery layer, and geospatial and numeric data. She is also the Academic Chair of One Book Nova Scotia, Acadia’s Data Liberation Initiative representative, and she sits on both the Novanet Discovery Group and CAUL’s Research Data Working Group. Maggie possesses a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. Her research interests include methods of teaching to enhance discovery tool use and information seeking behavior.


Everyone is welcome to attend

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