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Summer is Here!

Within the past two to three weeks the weather has finally warmed up! Today it was 85 degrees outside! Can you believe it?! I can barely believe that just a few short weeks ago I was wearing a parka. Practically...

First Semester: Complete!

As of 11:55 PM last night, my first semester at Simmons is over! Not that I was counting the minutes or anything. All of my lectures are done, readings completed, and my final project has been TURNED IN! Even though...

Third semester: It's a wrap!

I'm all done with my third semester at SLIS West!!! Even though my courses this semester were in many ways "easier" than my others, I don't think I've ever experienced such a massive sense of relief. There was a lot...

The End is Near

I have less than one week until my first semester is over. My final project is due next Tuesday, May 1, and then I am done with my first semester at Simmons. I'm happy, stressed, excited, and terrified all at...

Living Grad School to the Fullest

This post was inspired by a guest speaker we had in academic libraries - a recent SLIS West graduate that many of us knew. Marco is now a Reference & Collection Development Librarian and he gave a wonderful interactive presentation...

Updates

I cannot believe how quickly this semester has gone by! It's already the second week of April, and I only have three weeks left in this semester. As I mentioned in my previous post, last week was Fall 2018 registration,...

Comprehensive Reading List and Learning to Love Old Genres

Are you an avid reader and stuck in a genre? I certainly was before I attended Simmons. I have my preferred genre's and have difficulty convincing myself to read something different. Especially when it comes down to books I read...

My Unexpected Library Class

If you are like me, you'll come to library school with some idea of what librarianship looks like and what subjects your course of study may include. I can tell you that there are plenty of courses that you might...

Online Classes

Simmons SLIS has a variety of ways you can take classes. They offer classes on the ground at the Boston campus, SLIS West (South Hadley, MA), and the Eric Carle Museum (Amherst, MA), blended classes with some sessions on the...

Experience in an Archive

In my Introduction to Archival Methods & Services class, we were charged to write an overview of our experience using an archives, and part of that assignment meant coming up with our own research question and doing some digging into...

A Pleasant Surprise

As a brand-new grad student, and a brand-new Massachusetts resident, I must admit I was extremely ambivalent about taking an online class my first semester. I don't know anyone in Massachusetts except my parents, and I really wanted to get...

Leadership in Libraries

Nature is teasing me right now with some shockingly mild and beautiful weather for February, making everyone think that spring is coming. As such, I've been thinking about seeds. Not the kind that are already trying to sprout in my...

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