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Book Talk Beats Bed

Sometimes, as a student with a mishmash of jobs and an objectively messed up sleep schedule, it can be hard to find the motivation to go to SLIS events, even if they are right up your alley! This Tuesday was...

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...

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...

Hello Peggy!

We are adding another new blogger. Everyone welcome Margaret "Peggy" Hogan-Rao to the team. Here is a Peggy's Bio: Hi, I'm Peggy! I'm fairly new to the Boston area, so far I love it here. I started the Simmons LIS...

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,...

Developing and Managing Collection Development and Management

I, Katie Carlson, am a 'microwave thinker.' This idea was introduced to me by a professor at Mount Holyoke, and indicates that given a moment, I can always supply an idea. Put simply, my brain moves fast. (Sometimes too fast...

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...

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...

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...

A Lightbulb Moment: When You Finally Realize What You Want

How did I get here? I've asked myself this question a lot the past few weeks. I've spent the last fourteen years as an administrative assistant for an accounting firm. It's not what I was planning on doing with my...

Welcome New Blogger - Amie Grosshans

Hello readers! We'd like to introduce our new student blogger -- Amie Grosshans! She will be posting regularly soon. Read a little bit about her below: Welcome Amie! Hi, I'm Amie! I was born and raised here in Massachusetts and...

Going Home and Going Online

I got back from winter break a little later than everyone else since I had my brother's wedding to attend the last week of January. If anyone needs a refresher (I'm sure I mention it in nearly every blog post)...

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...

First Weeks

So it has been a crazy few weeks! First, the weather has been insane. We've had super cold weather, we've had snow squalls, we've had ice, we've had rain, we've had sun, we've had wind, and yesterday the high was...

Spring 2019 Kickoff

With the first week of classes coming to a close, I thought I'd give my first impressions of my second SLIS semester so far! On Tuesday I had my first section of LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals (my final...

My Last Rodeo

It's been over a month since I last posted on the blog so Happy New Year everyone! I did survive last semester's final week and I'm really proud of what I accomplished but boy was it tough. I needed a...

And We're Back!

Happy 2019 everyone! The Fall 2018 semester wrapped up a little over a month ago and school is officially back in session. Additionally, because I work in an academic library, I got almost three weeks off of work because of...

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