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July 2013 Archives

Live Twitter Chat - This Thursday!

Hi everyone! This is just a friendly reminder that the Admissions Office will be hosting their first live Q&A Twitter chat this Thursday, August 1st at 10:00 am EST. Join our conversation on Twubs, http://twubs.com/GSLISchat, or just tweet your questions...

Dissemination of Information

I have a week off between the end of my internship and the start of my full-time job! If you are interested in some of the cool things I found while going through the Cambridge Public Library's old vertical file...

ALA Conference: Chicago Summer 2013

My fantastic summer of adventures has come to a close. I am home in Vermont settling back into a routine of working full-time for the National Park Service and part-time as a waitress at the local (only) restaurant in town....

The Royal Job Watch

A few weeks ago, my friend sent me this link and suggested that I apply. Royal Librarian - the job title gives me goose bumps. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, meet Sarah Barton, librarian of Cambridge. This is definitely my...

I locked myself out of my bathroom...and other tall tales.

So when I say "tall" I mean true. I am sitting in my apartment, cautiously drinking water owing to the fact that I may not be able to relieve myself as I have somehow locked the bathroom from the outside....

Live Twitter Chats #GSLISchat

Hi readers!The Admission Office is excited to announce upcoming live Twitter chat dates. These Twitter chats will basically be live Q&A sessions using the hashtag #GSLISchat. If you're a prospective student, or even an incoming student, and you've got questions...

A Blizzard, Zombies and a Book Sale: Kingston Part 2

I attend a fact-to-face class each Saturday and more often than not, I find myself sharing the latest news from fictitious Kingston. (In case you missed it, read here about this unique online learning opportunity that is part of...

Preserving Morris Dancing

For the last two months I have been enmeshed in a collection about Morris Dancing. Until two months ago, I did not know such a thing existed. So imagine my great surprise Friday night when I ran into multiple Morris...

Learning Outside the Classroom

This summer has been hot, rainy, and is going by fast. And did I mention busy? Yeah, it's been busy. This summer, as I've mentioned in a few previous blog posts, I'm doing a records management internship for Biogen Idec,...

The Fairbanks House

This summer, in addition to working a full-time job, I'm working as an intern at the Fairbanks House on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm not taking this internship for credit - I decided not to take any classes this summer as...

Library Lesson Learned IV

As much as I am looking forward to having the perfect library job, I am not quite so naïve to think that such a thing will fall into my lap, especially on my first attempt. In fact, I would argue...

Sage Advice

I wish I could join my peers in talking about trips to Europe or ALA in Chicago, but alas, my summer is being spent working and taking two classes. The rain has washed away many of my herb plantings, but...

Site Visit

I went on my first site visit on Friday. A site visit is a visit to a prospective archives donor to see the size/condition/subject matter of a collection to see if it's appropriate for the archives before accepting the responsibility...