SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Presentations

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Winter 2021


For my SASAH experiential-learning project, I worked at the Timmins Public Library over the summer of 2020. While it was my third year working as a summer student at the library, this one offered new challenges and unique learning opportunities as I was working in the midst of a pandemic. My main responsibilities were working on the newly implemented curbside pick-up program and assisting patrons over the phone. But working at the library is so much more than just checking out books. Throughout the summer, I created social-media content, organized a StoryWalk event, and provided vital resources to the community. The library is an important pillar in the community as it provides free access to information and books, directories to community resources, computer and internet access, and a safe space for all community members, including patrons experiencing homelessness. As part of the library’s dynamic team, I helped adapt library resources to safely meet community needs and undertook a variety of projects that allowed me to exercise creativity and have a meaningful impact in the community. Through this work, I gained invaluable communication, team-work, and problem-solving skills and developed as a professional and a person.


This presentation was submitted in conjunction with a report as the final assignment for SASAH's Experiential Learning requirement. The live online presentation event occurred via Zoom on March 26, 2021, and is posted on YouTube. The students subsequently recreated their presentations using VoiceThread for publication purposes.