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May 2012 Archives

Time Off

I have to admit, I haven’t been doing many productive things since class has been over. A lot of my activities have been geared towards heading down to Washington, D.C. for my internship, which is now only a week away!...

The Post-Semester Life of an Unemployed Aspiring Librarian

The calendar tells me that the semester ended three weeks ago. Instead of harping on how that does not seem temporally possible, I will briefly detail the post-semester life of an unemployed aspiring librarian in all of its glory. The...

Vacation

After I finished up my classes a few weeks ago, I found myself in somewhat of a depressing predicament: I didn’t know how to spend my time without having homework to do. I would find myself sitting at home bored...

School is NOT Out for the Summer

Spring 2012 flew by! Seriously, where has the time gone? I remember when I went off to college as a lowly undergraduate and my mother told me - "Soak it up. These four years will be over before you know...

The Birth of My First Semester...

My first semester with nine credits (all required CORE classes) bore striking resemblance to pregnancy. Being a new student (and an “older” one), not knowing what to expect, reminded me of the excitement and anticipation of being a new mother....

Suggestions for a Disgruntled Patron

My hometown newspaper published a letter to the editor from a woman who thinks that the public library budget could use substantial cuts. She writes that high school students should replace the six gossiping and squawking librarians with master's degrees...

/Spring 2012

With only one last class and one last presentation to give, I’m facing the end of the semester, and I can’t believe it went by so quickly! I’ve had a great experience in my Introduction to Archival Methods and Services...

Opportunites at Simmons

One of the amazing things about Simmons is the people it puts you in touch with - faculty, students, and visitors. For instance, last week, Susan Ballard happened to be on campus. If you don't know who Susan Ballard is,...

Semester over | Now get back to work

Have to admit I am feeling a little lift of pressure after this last semester. Final projects and papers can be tense and working collaboratively (online) adds another dimension that tests your time-management, in a good way. So now that...

Nine Credits Later...

My first semester is over. Three core courses complete! I have a great sense of accomplishment, mixed with relief (phew!) and just a touch of sadness. (And dread for all the neglected house chores awaiting me ) I can’t believe...

10 Things I Learned in Library School: Year 1

  Today, I turned in my last assignment of the semester, and I can officially state that the term is over. I tend to get self-reflective in moments like this, so I thought I’d make a list of 10...