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Book Talk Beats Bed

Sometimes, as a student with a mishmash of jobs and an objectively messed up sleep schedule, it can be hard to find the motivation to go to SLIS events, even if they are right up your alley! This Tuesday was...

Library Instruction: What I've Learned

Last week I had my final "big" teaching day at the internship: a packed morning with three classes in a row. I've now taught the same lesson to eight unique sections belonging to four unique faculty members. While I in...

It's That Time Again!

It's the most wonderful time of the semester...registration! Not only is it registration time for Summer 2019, in just a few short weeks it will be Fall 2019 registration, so it's time to think about that as well. Here's my...

Group Project Musings

There's some weight off my shoulders this week because I finished my first group project. It wasn't just my first group project at Simmons, it was my first graduate level group project ever! I was pretty nervous about it. Since...

Student Leadership

It's finally Friday! This week was a busy one, starting off on Sunday using Google Docs to be a part of a LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association) officers meeting. Tuesday was a student leaders meeting, for all...

Hello Peggy!

We are adding another new blogger. Everyone welcome Margaret "Peggy" Hogan-Rao to the team. Here is a Peggy's Bio: Hi, I'm Peggy! I'm fairly new to the Boston area, so far I love it here. I started the Simmons LIS...

Breaktime

Last week was Spring break. I didn't go anywhere, because I still have a full-time job, but I was able to relax. Instead of coming home every day and doing schoolwork, I got to come home and read, or knit,...

Developing and Managing Collection Development and Management

I, Katie Carlson, am a 'microwave thinker.' This idea was introduced to me by a professor at Mount Holyoke, and indicates that given a moment, I can always supply an idea. Put simply, my brain moves fast. (Sometimes too fast...

Putting It All Together

These past few weeks have been about putting things together and wrapping up everything I've been learning into an actual product. At my internship, all my previous class work, observations, readings, and discussions have finally culminated in an actual teaching...

Spring Break!

It is Spring Break everyone! Does it feel like Spring Break to you? It certainly does not feel like Spring Break to me. We are not having Spring Break-esque weather with the snow and the freezing cold and everything. Last...

Tongue-Twisting Terminology

When I tell people that I'm in school to become a librarian, they are immediately curious and ask what my classes are like. I usually give the same response: "Classes are awesome! But there's a lot of...terminology." I know ellipses...

Enjoying the Journey

As the semester goes on I continue to feel very pleased with the way that it has turned out. Taking that two-week preservation course at the very beginning was the best thing I could have done. I enjoyed the topic...

Never Thought I'd See One of Those in an Archive...

I am now approaching my 5th week of interning at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Archives and it could not be more of a perfect fit! After graduating with my MSLIS, my dream is to work as an...

Searching for the Unknown

We are taught early on how to search for information in a library. You search by author, title, or subject, and find what you need. But the reality is, it's not always easy to find exactly what you want unless...

Time Flies

Oh my goodness as of today I have officially entered Week 5 of LIS 451: Academic Libraries! My class is already a third of the way over! It feels like we just started. Can you believe it's almost March? A...

Everything is (Kind of) Organized

As I enter my fourth week of classes, I'm kind of in shock. I can't believe I've been in school for almost a month! It feels like it's been much longer, but not in a bad way. It's just that...

Which Side Are You On?

Do holidays completely de-rail anyone else's week, or is it just me? One of the harsh realizations I have had as a mom is that holidays and celebrations all come down to you. All those fun and magical things you...

A Lightbulb Moment: When You Finally Realize What You Want

How did I get here? I've asked myself this question a lot the past few weeks. I've spent the last fourteen years as an administrative assistant for an accounting firm. It's not what I was planning on doing with my...

Welcome New Blogger - Amie Grosshans

Hello readers! We'd like to introduce our new student blogger -- Amie Grosshans! She will be posting regularly soon. Read a little bit about her below: Welcome Amie! Hi, I'm Amie! I was born and raised here in Massachusetts and...

Going Home and Going Online

I got back from winter break a little later than everyone else since I had my brother's wedding to attend the last week of January. If anyone needs a refresher (I'm sure I mention it in nearly every blog post)...