Librarianship is Lifelong Learning

posted February 14, 2018 11:01 AM by Megan Ondricek

I've always thought that a good librarian is essentially a jack-of-all-trades. It's one of the things that drew me to this field. I couldn't settle on one particular subject or discipline, so my reasoning was that I'd learn a little...continue reading

Bookish Thoughts:

posted February 13, 2018 3:24 PM by Josie Snow

This semester has introduced me to many books, here are some of the books I have enjoyed or found interesting so far: Books that taught me things I didn't know before Danza: Amalia Hernandez and the Ballet Folklorico of Mexico...continue reading

Staying Sane (and Productive) in the New England Winter

posted February 8, 2018 11:31 AM by Megan Ondricek

This is the New England winter in a nutshell, courtesy of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: We're approaching that part of the season when it really does feel like winter is all you will ever know. The New England winter...continue reading

Educational Experience

posted February 8, 2018 11:28 AM by Josie Snow

The semester has only just begun, and already, I can tell that this is going to be a semester that makes me think. So how do I know that I will be really thinking deeply this semester? Well, in my...continue reading

Technology Courses: My "Happy Surprise"

posted February 5, 2018 4:18 PM by Megan Ondricek

In my last post I promised that I'd write more about my technology classes at Simmons. Like many students, I entered LIS 488, the technology core class, with some trepidation. After all, the technology components of library work had scared...continue reading


posted February 2, 2018 11:22 AM by Josie Snow

A few weeks ago, I flew home to visit Colorado. I watched as the land beneath the plane transformed, slowly developing cracks and wrinkles that formed themselves to canyons and hills. I watched breathlessly as those hills grew larger, until...continue reading

Year 2: Ready, Set, Go!

posted January 25, 2018 2:46 PM by Megan Ondricek

The start of this semester marks the beginning of my second year at Simmons. It feels like I've come full circle. Last January, I was one of the brand new students at the back-to-school lunch, declaring nervously that I'd just...continue reading

Explaining Archives to the Layperson

posted January 9, 2018 9:35 AM by Megan Ondricek

I've recently returned to Connecticut from a wonderful Christmas vacation with my family in southwestern Virginia. We were there for about two and a half weeks and I was able to meet up with a lot of old friends and...continue reading

Winter Break

posted December 30, 2017 9:12 AM by Josie Snow

A few weeks ago, before winter break began, I received an e-mail that filled me with trepidation. Enclosed with the message from the professor for my Realism class in the spring was a booklist. The professor suggested that students make...continue reading

Finishing My First Semester

posted December 19, 2017 9:09 AM by Josie Snow

Whew! I made it through my first semester of grad school! Let me tell you, grad school is HARD. I know, I know; grad school is supposed to be hard, but I'm not just talking about academics--which I was prepared...continue reading