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Peggy Hogan-Rao

Hi, I'm Peggy! I'm fairly new to the Boston area, and so far I love it here. I started the Simmons LIS program in fall 2018, and moved to Boston a few weeks before classes started. Originally from the mountains of upstate NY, coming to Boston is a big change for me - getting used to the city life in Boston. I completed my undergrad degree in Media & Communication and English Writing at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, a few hours west of my hometown in Eastern New York. My dream job for after I finish the Simmons MLIS degree is to be a certified school library media specialist in a city school district, and also a bestselling children's author. You can find me most weekends exploring a new church or a cool independent bookshop in the Boston area. My hobbies include collecting more books than I can read, cuddling with cute dogs, visiting beautiful beaches, traveling the world, and volunteering in the community.

Entries by Peggy Hogan-Rao

  • 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 account in December or November, after hearing about a local high school librarian who used it to...
  • 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...
  • 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...