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Thinking of Spring

Yes, I know it's only October, but the Spring 2020 course list came out last week and it's all I've been thinking about. I love looking at the course list each semester. There are so many interesting classes I could...

Referencing Spook

I recently moved from circulation up to reference at the Watertown Free Public Library where I work! It was interning at the reference desk at my local public library in college that sparked my desire to be a librarian in...

Touring the Library of My Dreams

A few weeks ago, the Panoptican and Special Libraries Association student groups, put on a joint field trip to tour the Museum of Fine Arts's library that is located not too far from campus! As a new officer of Panoptican...

Classes and Events at SLIS

It's that time in the semester when all you do is study, eat to take a break from studying, and try to get in some sleep. As a library student in the SLT school library program, I need to start...

Planning for the Future!

We are now in Week 7 of the Fall 2019 semester! When I was watching my professor's introductory lecture for this week and she said we were halfway through the semester I almost couldn't believe it! Then, a couple of...

Live Session!

I had a live session of my Social Informatics class last week, and I really enjoyed it! There were three sessions available, each on different days and times, and we were required to choose one. I chose the evening session...

Book Bound in Boston

Perks of living in Boston and being a library school student: meeting famous children's/YA authors. Just a couple weeks ago, my Writing for Children professor ended class early so a couple students can go meet Rainbow Rowell at Brookline Booksmith....

I'm Back!

It's been a little while since my last post! At the beginning of August (literally less than 12 hours after my summer class ended) I was in the hospital getting major surgery. Unfortunately, the recovery time for this surgery is...

Connections and Libraries

With a big paper due this week, I knew I was going to need a few study breaks. On Tuesday night, I went back to Loretta's for a good workout of fast-paced line dancing. Wednesday was a busy day for...

Putting Theory into Practice: Tackling Information Literacy for Incarcerated Students

One of the components for my Information Services for Diverse Users class (LIS 410) this semester is a service learning project. I did a lot of community based learning in undergrad, so this was right up my alley! I signed...

When to Stop

I had a very busy weekend. I finished most of my digital libraries project and I am very happy with it. The only thing I haven't done is write up my annotated bibliography, but that shouldn't take too long. I...

Lots of Reading

I was very busy this past weekend getting readings done, and my first written assignment for my YA Library Collections class was due on Wednesday. The assignment was to read a Young Adult book. Figuring out what is Young...

Always Say Yes to Free Pizza

Having survived a crazy, first few weeks of the semester full of extensive planning, and then replanning, I'm starting to finally feel settled again. And with the start of a new semester here at Simmons is all the fun events!...

Project Time!

I can't believe we're already into the fourth week of classes! I've gotten into the rhythm of classwork and due dates (thanks in part to my awesome new planner), and I've been balancing everything well. I have two individual projects...

Moving on to Fall

This week was fairly uneventful, as all I did was read teen books and sneeze a lot. I really enjoy this program in SLIS! All my assigned readings are really fun, and I never thought homework in grad school...

Intro to Programming

I wrote a post last year explaining all the different ways that discussion happens in online classes (http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/student-experience/2019/04/participation.html). This semester, I have another new format for my Introduction to Programming course (LIS 485), and it relies on mainly on classmate...

Change the Subject: Dartmouth Students Take on the Library of Congress

What better way to spend Friday the 13th than at school watching a documentary about the weight of -- and potential harm associated with -- naming as well as the intersections of subject headings and activism? I did just that,...

A Break for Some Fun!

This week, I tried to have some fun. I was assigned three books to read this week for my YA Library Collections class I spent most of my week studying and reading! The books are: Judy Blume's Forever; Seventeenth...

Keeping Track

My first week of the semester went well. Usually the first week is a bit lighter than the rest of the semester, with the professors introducing themselves and giving a basic overview of the courses, and the students answering some...

Who Knew Fidelity Investments has a Library?

Hello, Student Snippet readers! Long time no see(read?)! Happy start of the new semester, I have had one of the busiest summers of my life this year. For a quick recap: I had to put my on-campus job in the...