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New Year, New Semester

Happy New Year everyone!  Welcome to 2020 (although it is now halfway through January)!  I had about a month off of work and school and even though it was great to have time off, it's good to be back in the saddle again.  This week is the first week of the Spring 2020 semester for me here at Simmons, and it is also the first week of the Spring 2020 semester for the students at the university library where I work, so things have been busy for me both at school and at work! 

This semester I'm taking LIS 453: Collection Development and Management, although sadly I'm not in the same section as Amie.  I'm very excited for this class and to learn more about how library collections are developed and maintained and get a thorough understanding of the collections process. While a few of my previous classes have briefly touched on some topics relating to this, such as budgeting and weeding, this class is going to be an in-depth look at collection development as a whole.  Also, I don't really have much, if any, practical collection development experience, so I'm excited to be taking this class to learn more about the overall process!  

The class just started a few days ago, so I don't have too much to tell you yet, but the upcoming assignments look really intriguing!  I'll keep you updated on my progress throughout the semester!