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One Year Down!

I have officially completed my first year at Simmons! I started in Spring 2018, and I've just finished the Fall 2018 semester. I've completed all three of my core LIS classes- LIS 407 (Information Sources and Services), LIS 415 (Information...

My view from the trenches

It's Thursday morning as I write this, with only 2 more days until The Last Day!! It's a mental game now, a test of endurance. Can you stay calm and resolved as the deadline marches closer, the nights get later,...

Reflections

As of last night, my final project is complete and turned in! As I mentioned last week, the final project for my LIS-488 class (Technology for Information Professionals) is a personal website and portfolio, coded by hand using the skills...

The SLIS Buffet

Hello again! I'm getting ready to register for classes in a few days, and I'm going to explain the way I'm feeling in true English major fashion -- via metaphor. I feel as though I am at a Chinese buffet,...

Wait...It's almost Thanksgiving?!

So it's November. Already. I'm not sure where September and October went but apparently it's the past. These first few weeks of grad school have been a whirlwind and when friends and family ask me what I've been up to...

Hump Week

I've dubbed this week "hump week" because I have major assignments due in BOTH of my classes on Saturday. They are the last assignments before our final projects, so it's the last "hump" of the semester before the final hump....

Registration Part 2!

I have an update on my last post! So my desk is completely covered in Pro/Con lists, and I have officially decided to not take LIS 438: Introduction to Archival Methods and Services next semester, therefore delaying my decision on...

Next Level Research Paper-ing

I think it would be really interesting to know exactly how many research papers I have written in my life. You would think with all my years of academic experience that I'd be getting better and better at writing papers,...

Registration!

Registration time is upon us! And...I have no idea what class to take. As of December, I will be a fourth of the way through my program, and I'll be done with my required core LIS courses. Now, I am...

America's Test Kitchen Library Site Visit

Araceli Hintermeister '16MA/MS was gracious enough to give us a tour of the America's Test Kitchen facilities. We were able to follow her through the pantry, onto the various sets, and of course, into the America's Test Kitchen library. I...

Halfway There!

Well, we've just about reached the halfway point in the semester! My fall class has certainly been keeping me busy. As I've said in previous posts, I'm taking LIS 488 (Technology for Information Professionals) this fall, and I'm taking it...

If the Shoe Fits!

This past Friday, I had the awesome experience of touring both the Reebok archives and America's Test Kitchen. Check out next week's blog for ATK! At Reebok I was given a fun looking ID badge that identified me as a...

A Whirlwind of Activity

Oh my goodness the past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! So many things have happened! I flew to North Carolina to be a bridesmaid in a good friend's wedding, which was very exciting. I have been to...

Starting Strong and Staying Strong

A little over a month into my first semester of grad school and, oh boy, what a whirlwind! From really nailing down my commute in from Brighton, (never thought I'd be team bus over T) to learning how to layer...

So Much Critical Thinking

I was quite at a loss over what I should write for this week's blog post, so I decided to write about something that seems to be emerging as a common thread throughout my classes and even my personal life...

Surprising Myself and Time Management

The third week of my fall class (LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals) just started, and things are going much better than I thought they would. I've mentioned several times before how nervous I was for this class because of...

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