Student Snippets

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February 2014 Archives

Beginning of the End

That's not entirely true, I've got so much work to plow through between now and the end of spring semester that at times I feel like I'll never be done. However, Wednesday afternoon I signed up for my last ever...

A Case for Classes at the Carle

Warning: This is an advertisement. Or perhaps it's more of an endorsement. One of the coolest things children's literature students at Simmons can do is attend classes that are held at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in...

Judy Chicago Comes to Boston!

I can't believe this is already my last semester in graduate school - not to mention that the semester is halfway through. As some of you know, I am taking my 502 - my capstone internship - at the Schlesinger...

Monday with Julia Child

This past Monday I ventured over to the Schlesinger Library, which is part of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study. Although I was making this trip for research purposes, I won't deny my excitement about getting to handle the...

The Agony and Ecstasy of Group Work

One of the main differences between undergrad and graduate school that I would probably have appreciated knowing about ahead of time was how different the workload tended to be. Instead of lots of small assignments, you usually only get 3...

There's Nothing Part-Time About My Schedule

As of this semester I'm officially a part-time student, doesn't that sound nice? It implies that I have tons of extra time when I'm not doing schoolwork. The same applies when I mention my part-time job, sounds like I've got...

A Feast of "Air and Stories"

Because of Maggie's previous post, I decided to take a chance and go to massmouth's Storytelling Festival last Saturday at the Boston Public Library. Well, maybe "chance" is the wrong word. I have long been a fan of the "idea"...

A Valentine for my Macbook

Roses are redViolets are blueMy dear MacbookI love you. For a long time, I was a pen-and-paper kinda gal. If you read my most recent post about office supply rehab, this should come as no surprise to you. However, in...

Weekend at the Boston Public Library

Sitting right outside of the Copley T stop are two connected buildings that couldn't appear to be more different. The first building is old and scholarly, the type of historic landmark that is almost begging to have its picture taken....

Crowdsourcing the MFA's New Exhibit

On Friday, the Museum of Fine Arts opened its first crowdsourced exhibit after letting the public vote on what works should be included in the "Boston Loves Impressionism" show. Over 10,000 people voted in three rounds, showing that Bostonians...

Ladies and Gentlemen - Nicole Cunha!

Every semester I interview someone so fantastically excellent from the GSLIS program so I can share him or her with the Student Snippets fan base. This semester I have chosen a friend and colleague of mine from Beatley Library at...

Write. Edit. Repeat.

I started writing this blog just over a year ago, right as I started at GSLIS. When I had been a prospective student I enjoyed reading the posts of current students and was happy to be able to contribute experiences...

Construction Paper Revelations

Before the first day of The Picturebook, Professor Megan Lambert sent us an email requesting that we bring the following items to class: a stack of construction paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. If you're anything like...

Papercut Zine Library

The Papercut Zine Library takes up the back corner of Lorem Ipsum Books in Inman Square, Cambridge. Zines have been around since the rise of punk subculture in the '70s, and continue to thrive as small handwritten or typed booklets...

Get in Line for Story Time

Are you sick of hearing me write about stories? Too bad, friends, because here comes another event too good to pass up. Next Saturday at Boston Public Library in Copley Square, MassMouth will host its 3rd Annual Storytelling event....

2014 Olympics Fun Facts

It may be a stereotype, but in my experience it has been true, that librarians (and archivists) love their trivia. In anticipation of the Olympics starting this weekend I decided to find some Olympics fun facts for all your trivia...

Big Moves

So, I moved. I'm still in Allston (darn), but at least I am several steps closer to Brookline. I could wax poetic about how much I love that city (fun fact: I volunteer in the Teen Room at the main...

The Future of GSLIS: Blended and Online Courses

You haven't heard from me in a long while because I've been in class every day for the past three weeks. No, I am not taking more than my usual part time load. However, I am taking my first online...

I Need Office Supply Rehab.

Please indulge me as I nerd out for a second about something that I don't think many people nerd out about. Yes, I played World of Warcraft for years. Yes, I am really into Lord of the Rings, Star Wars,...

The Super Bowl from the Perspective of a Non-football Fan

I'm not going to beat around the bush, I am not really big on this whole football thing. Don't ask me why, because I can assure you that at age 22 ½, I'm still trying to figure it out. My...