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Reading and Volunteering

It has been about two weeks since classes ended for the semester, and I celebrated with friends last Thursday in a bit of an unusual way: by giving out food to the homeless. Back Bay Mobile Soup Kitchen is a...

Fourth Class: Complete!

Last week was my final week of class! My fourth semester, and fourth class of grad school is over! I'm done with LIS 451: Academic Libraries! I originally thought it was a bit strange having our big final group project...

Trying my Hand at Student Leadership

Taking online coureses this semester has been really great in terms of flexibility in my schedule for my part-time job, and for my internship, but it has been not so great for socializing and being involved at campus events. Since...

(Graf)fiti Walk

Lucky readers, this week you get to hear about (and see) Panopticon's Graffiti Walk with Ann Graf from two points of view because Maria and I both attended! When I saw the Graffitti Walk advertised in the weekly LISSA email...

End of Semester Reflections

I can't believe my first semester is over! It sounds cliché but I really did learn a lot. When I first read my course syllabi, I was very intimidated by everything we were going to cover. I had no idea...

One Week Left!

My final group project for LIS 451: Academic Libraries is done! Completed! Turned in! As I've mentioned in a few previous posts, the final project for LIS 451 is a Committee Group Project which you work on with a group...

Wrapping Up Two and a Half Years

Now it really is my last week of class and internship. I've watched my long list of school things to do slowly dwindle down to the final item: a paper for metadata due on Monday. Once that is turned in,...

Almost There

I can't believe the last week of the semester is here already! Where did the time go? My only remaining assignment is my group project because I managed to finish my tech project early! I submitted it on Friday, and...

SLIS Career and Networking Fair - Come for the Networking, Stay for the Swag & Brownies

Every spring, SLIS Student Services puts on the annual SLIS Career and Networking Fair for the students and alumni of the program. I am have been looking for some summer internship or part-time opportunities in Boston and I really wanted...

I Can't Believe How Many Books I've Read!

Reflecting on the end of the semester, I keep thinking 'I can't believe how many books I have read!' I created my goodreads.com account in December or November, after hearing about a local high school librarian who used it to...

Graduation! (Almost)

This Saturday is the last day of class up at SLIS West and traditionally the day we do our last-day lunch, class photo, and tote-bag ceremony honoring all the graduates. The last-day lunch and class photo is held on the...

Crunch Time!

It's almost the end of the semester and I can't believe it. Where did the time go? I am really looking forward to having a break, but I still have a lot of work to do before I can relax....

Accepted Student Luncheon (as a Current Student)

March/April is such a busy time at the admissions office at SLIS, where I work part-time, and just a few weekends ago, we had the Accepted Student Lunch on our Boston Campus for everyone admitted into SLIS for the Fall....

Baptism by Twitter Fire

Somehow I never caught twitter fever. I've technically owned a twitter since 2013, but I've done very little in terms of operating it. Paging through the archive, I can tell I was stressed about starting college, because the summer of...

Group Work Thoughts

My family and I have been spending the kids' spring break down in southwestern Virginia at my parents' house and absolutely loving it. Spring is farther along in Virginia than it is up in Connecticut and all the burgeoning green...

Spring Is Here!

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom, and most importantly, it is not cold outside! There is still (still!) a pile of snow in my yard that refuses to melt, but I think it is...

Participation

I'll start with good news. I was able to register for all the classes I wanted! Yay! I also signed up for two summer courses: LIS 407, Info Sources & Services (my final required course), and LIS 439, Preservation Management....

Meeting Connections and Chatting with Friends

It's early April, and you want to hang out with fellow book lovers. The obvious thing is to go to MSLA (Massachusetts School Library Association) on a rainy Sunday. MSLA is a chance for classmates you see in your...

It's Not Easy Being Green

My senioritis went out the window this week as my schedule really started heating up. I'm currently involved in two group projects: one for my online Metadata class and the other for a conference presentation! Way back in January, Eric...

Registration Time!

Registration for the Fall 2019 semester starts this week, and I know which classes I want to take. One of the many great things about the LIS program at Simmons is that we are required to fill out a form...