Student Snippets

A WINDOW INTO THE DAILY LIFE AND THOUGHTS OF SLIS STUDENTS

Amie Grosshans

Hi, I'm Amie! I was born and raised here in Massachusetts and have a master's degree in Art History. As soon as I read about Simmons's LIS program, I knew that I wanted to be a librarian. It's a bit of a shock to be back at school again after almost twenty years, but I'm loving every minute of it. I'm finally in my element and so excited for the future. I'm currently in the archives concentration but am open to exploring other areas of librarianship.

When I'm not working or doing schoolwork, I'm usually reading or listening to an audiobook. I also love to knit shawls, sweaters, and socks and am pretty much never without my needles. My handknits make the crazy Boston winters a bit more bearable. Aside from my family, my dog Peggy is my biggest supporter and study buddy.


Entries by Amie Grosshans

  • Adventures in Reference
    It's week 5 and I still haven't gotten the hang of how fast summer courses go by. Including this week, there are only three weeks left in the semester. *takes a few deep, calming breaths.* How did that happen? Basically,...
  • Back at It
    Summer break #1 is over. It was nice to have a few weeks off, even though I was lazy and didn't do a lot of the things I meant to do. But I got to relax, which is great...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Changing Direction
    Let's take a trip down memory lane to when I was applying to college for the first time. I had several conversations with my dad that went like this: DAD: You should major in computer science! ME: Ugh, no! I'm...
  • Stress
    Remember when I wrote about being a bit bored on spring break? I knew that would come back to haunt me. It's been super busy lately and I could use some of that free time! It's been crazy at work...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...