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Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

Hi y'all! I'm a millennial Northern Californian with an undergraduate degree in linguistics. I'm in the MLIS program at Simmons, focusing my studies on children's and youth services in public libraries. I'm particularly interested in youth empowerment, arts programming (I have a music and theatre background) and the social services that libraries can provide. I'm a fan of cats, bugs, science fiction, Pokémon, Steven Universe, and Janelle Monáe. I love learning about New England culture and I think fall here has ruined me.

I'm always happy to answer questions about my experience at Simmons. You can contact me at gigi.gilbert-igelsrud@simmons.edu.


Entries by Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

  • Scholarship Appreciation Time
    I'm extremely thankful to have a merit scholarship from SLIS. Every semester (when I take at least 9 units) I receive $6,000 from Simmons; that's $24,000 over four semesters, which is nothing to scoff at. As a scholarship recipient, I...
  • Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education
    One of the greatest benefits of library graduate school that nobody tells you about is the breadth of experiences people come from. Some students are straight out of college, others have been working as librarians for years, and many (like...
  • Connection
    At a small college, opportunity for connection is everywhere. Currently, there are under 1,000 students in the Simmons SLIS program, and only about 600 on-campus students in Boston. A small department means more interpersonal connection per capita; now that I've...
  • Decisions, decisions, decisions...
    Enrollment has rolled around for Spring 2018, and I'm completely torn apart. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I'm definitely struggling. Every semester there seems to be at least six classes I want to take, even though...
  • Mass Effect
    Last fall, I moved out of California for the first time in my life. I'd visited Boston once, years before. I had vague memories of quaint brick architecture. But travel ≠ transplantation. When I said I was from California, people...