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One Week Left!

My final group project for LIS 451: Academic Libraries is done! Completed! Turned in! As I've mentioned in a few previous posts, the final project for LIS 451 is a Committee Group Project which you work on with a group...

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

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....

Baptism by Twitter Fire

Somehow I never caught twitter fever. I've technically owned a twitter since 2013, but I've done very little in terms of operating it. Paging through the archive, I can tell I was stressed about starting college, because the summer of...

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....

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...

It's Not Easy Being Green

My senioritis went out the window this week as my schedule really started heating up. I'm currently involved in two group projects: one for my online Metadata class and the other for a conference presentation! Way back in January, Eric...

We're In the Home Stretch!

There are exactly five weeks left until the end of my class, and exactly four weeks left until my final group project is due. Not to mention all the other activities, readings, and lectures to be completed. We are in...

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...

Mind Over Metadata

Okay, okay I've been dying to use that phrase for a while, and now I finally have a blog post worthy of it! My metadata class has really been picking up speed and intensity. It seems like every week is...

Library Instruction: What I've Learned

Last week I had my final "big" teaching day at the internship: a packed morning with three classes in a row. I've now taught the same lesson to eight unique sections belonging to four unique faculty members. While I in...

It's That Time Again!

It's the most wonderful time of the semester...registration! Not only is it registration time for Summer 2019, in just a few short weeks it will be Fall 2019 registration, so it's time to think about that as well. Here's my...

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,...

Putting It All Together

These past few weeks have been about putting things together and wrapping up everything I've been learning into an actual product. At my internship, all my previous class work, observations, readings, and discussions have finally culminated in an actual teaching...

Spring Break!

It is Spring Break everyone! Does it feel like Spring Break to you? It certainly does not feel like Spring Break to me. We are not having Spring Break-esque weather with the snow and the freezing cold and everything. Last...

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...

Enjoying the Journey

As the semester goes on I continue to feel very pleased with the way that it has turned out. Taking that two-week preservation course at the very beginning was the best thing I could have done. I enjoyed the topic...

Time Flies

Oh my goodness as of today I have officially entered Week 5 of LIS 451: Academic Libraries! My class is already a third of the way over! It feels like we just started. Can you believe it's almost March? A...

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...

Which Side Are You On?

Do holidays completely de-rail anyone else's week, or is it just me? One of the harsh realizations I have had as a mom is that holidays and celebrations all come down to you. All those fun and magical things you...

HTML-ove Affair?

This week in LIS 488, we learned the basics of HTML. As my last post shows, I was really quaking in my boots for this course! This week went really well, as we worked through a Code Academy tutorial, and...

Finding Your Librarian Identity

I have two interesting stories from this week! For the first, I unexpectedly came face-to-face with a real life preservation situation and I knew exactly what to do. I keep all of my family's important documents and records in a...

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