毕业典礼 | 龙乐思院长寄语
Dean’s Message 2019
Students, Parents, Colleagues, welcome to our graduation ceremony!
First of all, congratulations to all students and parents sitting here today!
Congratulations to all the teachers that have dedicated your lives to cultivate the exceptional talent assembled here today! You have earned the respect and gratitude of all of us!
This maybe your last day as a student! These last few years were probably the best in your lives, full of hope, happiness and friendship, but also hard work and active learning. By graduating, you have successfully reached a very important milestone in your lives, one that will change your future, open new doors, opportunities and challenges.
At our university and our School, you have absorbed a great deal of knowledge, information, moral values and skills. Now it is time to show the world how good you are as an SYSU graduate and how well prepared an information professional you are as a School of Information Management graduate. I want you to accept the new challenges with the pride of knowing that you come from one of the best universities in China and you were taught by some of the best information teachers in the country, if not in the world.
You have earned a celebration, your exams are finished and I know that these past few days have been filled with joy. Now you join an exceptionally talented and influential group – the graduates and alumni of SYSU. You have formed friendships and partnerships during your period of study with your fellow students and your teachers. Cultivate these friendships so that they will last a lifetime and you can create successful professional networks that will support you in the future. And keep in touch with your old School of Information Management, we need your friendship, support and sponsorship in the future.
我知道大家都忙着参加各类庆祝活动，也完成所有的考试，这几天充满欢乐。现在你又加入了一个杰出而颇具影响力的团队 - 中山大学校友会。在校期间你们与同学和老师建立起了友谊。要珍惜这些朋友，让这份友谊伴随终生，你们还可以构建起有利于自己未来发展的人脉。希望大家与母院——资讯管理学院保持联系，未来我们也需要你们的友谊和支持。
Our discipline, the discipline of information is one of the fastest growing and developing in the information society we live in today. Never before were information professionals so needed and in demand. We all belong to the same discipline: librarians, archivists, information managers, information systems developers and information scientists. Be proud of your education and your discipline. No information, no life!
In fact, since our School was founded, our graduates have provided leadership in librarianship, archive management, data science, information systems and information management in Guangdong and all over the country. Follow their example, serve your country, your family and determine your own professional path so that you yourself can be a happy, productive and a proud professional. The next few years will be a voyage of self-discovery, identifying which professional challenges most interest you. This may be a daunting perspective now, but I am sure you will all do extremely well and make your families, your friends and even us – your old professors – very proud. Take these challenges with determination, persistence and courage. Dare thinking that you are the best, dare thinking you can be the best, be the best and make us all proud of you.
Also, a word of appreciation for you family who made it possible for you to be here today. Do not forget them in your success. Do not forget in your voyage to success. Your family has been there for you in the past, you must be there for them in the future.
Finally, a small piece of news that you will be the first ones to know. Our School is undergoing an international accreditation process for our 3 academic postgraduate programmes by the Chartered Institute of Libraries and Information Professionals, which is England’s information professional association and is renowned internationally. It is a leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. Two of the assessors - Helen Berry and Carolynn Rankin will carry out the inspection of our courses today and tomorrow. If we are successful, we will be the first School of our field in the country and in East Asia to acquire this accreditation. This will substantially increase the international value of your courses.
最后，讲一个新闻，这是给你们的独家消息。我们学院正为在3个硕士专业进行英国图书馆与情报专家学会国际认证。英国图书馆与情报专家学会是国际知名图书馆员、信息学专家和知识管理人员的专业机构。两位评审员海伦·贝瑞Helen Berry和卡洛琳·兰基Carolynn Rankin将在今明两天对我们的课程进行调研。如果成功通过，我们将成为国内和东亚地区第一所获得该认证的学院。这将大大提高我们课程的国际价值。
But … you do not want to hear me for too long.
This is a good day, a happy day, your day!
Good luck to all alumni of the School of Information Management, be courageous, be daring and go far!
Prof Miguel Nunes, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FBCS
Dean of the School of Information Management
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