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August 2012 Archives

My Campaign to Save the Dust Bunnies

[caption id="attachment_1521" align="alignleft" width="200"] One of my bunnies, not the dust variety[/caption] I approached this summer, off from classes, but busy with work and family, as a chance to catch up on many things. I had the best intentions to...

A New Semester: Reference

To those of you about to start your Simmons GSLIS careers in two short weeks, welcome! It's going to be a great experience, I promise. Now, if you've been a diligent student and read the handbook, you'll know that Reference...

The Tale of a Reformed Networker

As I mentioned in my last post, this semester brings me the joys of a part-time job and an internship. After months of what amounted to futile job searching, I eventually managed to land not one, but two library-related opportunities....

Flying Solo!

Yes, I am a GSLIS student, but first, I am a Mom, and so the purpose of this post is to give you a parent’s perspective as you head off to grad school. My daughter is heading to the...

Equal Access: Technology and the Olympic Games

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've spent the last week and a half completely immersed in Olympic sports. I love to watch the live coverage during the day (when I can), and I've loved catching random...

Shooting for Par, Pigeons, and Career Preparation

Last week I tried two things that I had never done before: golfing and shooting a gun. In both activities, my shots were pretty poor. Frankly, some of them were downright awful. Having never done a sport that focuses exclusively...

AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, 2012

You know what makes the end of a summer semester even more insane and difficult to manage? Attending a professional conference! Even though I knew it was a decision that would perhaps cause friends of mine to question my sanity,...