University of Toronto Libraries
As one of the leading research library systems in the world, and the largest in Canada, the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) provide access to knowledge, preserve and develop specialized collections and provide facilities that stimulate learning and discovery. UTL connects the great minds of our students and faculty with great minds from other times and places. We are extremely fortunate to have inherited outstanding libraries, and with the support of our community, we look forward to providing the collected wisdom housed here to future generations of students and researchers.
My collaboration with Brock Silversides gave me a remarkable opportunity to work in a cooperative, interdisciplinary academic environment and gain important knowledge of the archival methods used to store, catalogue, preserve and make audio-visual materials available to researchers.
Even more importantly, I was able to create my own practicum and follow my own academic interests. A practicum in such a specialized field of study provided a wonderful opportunity to put learned concepts into practice, as library science and archives involves a lot of hands-on work.
My involvement in making such an important music archive as the Orbyt Media Fonds accessible to students is in large part thanks to support from donors like you. For this, I am incredibly grateful.
Vanessa Quinn (MI 2017 with a Library Science specialization)