By Tosha Tsang
I have had the amazing opportunity to spend the past couple of weeks learning from and working with the staff of the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives (AHHLA) here at MOA. The reason I’ve been here is that
I have been doing a two-week practicum as the final requirement of my Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS). The idea of the practicum is that by observing and undertaking mini-projects and activities I can gain insight into the information profession and perhaps develop some of my skills along the way.
During my time at the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives, I feel I have achieved that and much more!
Did you see something fascinating at MOA and would like to know more about it? Are you trying to gather the last bit of information for a paper that is due tomorrow? Have you forgotten something about our collections and would like to show your friends and family what you saw while you were at MOA? Or are you just bored?
Well, fear not! The MOA CAT has just been launched online!
There are two ways to browse through our collections: the Explore Our Collections tab and the Explore the Globe tab. Explore the Globe connects the user to Google Earth and allows you to search through the collections from
specific geographic areas. Explore Our Collections allows the user to search for an item or collection using keyword searches, by person, place, time, subjects, and categories.
Impress everyone you know! Also, please provide us with feedback as the MOA staff are often updating the CAT.