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Simmons Connect

I wanted to mention how helpful Simmons Connect has been for me this semester. It was my first web-based experience with Simmons (other than simmons.edu). This is where you find out your registration start date and times, how you register...

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...

Everyone's Talking About It...Wrap up + Career Fair Tidbits

Yep. How can we not talk about it? One more semester (or the first as it is in my case) almost in the bag! One step closer to graduation and that coveted degree for us all. I finally got into...

Crunch Time

We've now entered the last two weeks of the semester, otherwise known as "crunch time." I have three end-of-semester projects on the horizon that I'm busily plugging away at. Now is the time when my kids get away with a...

End of Semester Thoughts

I won't lie, y'all. It was hard for me to think of something to write about for my post today. I've actually been having a lot of trouble in that area where inspiration meets diligence lately...which, you might guess, and...

Job Hunt

Before I applied to Simmons, I did thorough research on the Master's of Library Science programs and what types of jobs you can get after you graduate. Unfortunately, what I did not have was experience working in a library. The...

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,...

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...

Bookish Thoughts

In mid-February my program hosted a live streaming of the ALA (American Library Association) Youth Media Award ceremony, we gathered together and had breakfast and cheered when books we recognized or loved were awarded. It was enjoyable and eye...

In Case of Free Time

Due to some marvelous twist of fate, I indeed have some of this coveted free time mentioned in the title, even in the midst of three classes, two part-time jobs, and an internship. Phew. Did I mention that the twist...

New Student Orientation and Meeting People- Make Friends!

If you get the chance to attend Simmons, try and go to the new student orientation. It's a great opportunity not only to see the campus and introduce yourself but to meet fellow students who are new to the program...

Conference Thoughts

So, let's talk about conferences. I knew that librarians had conferences before I came to library school. While I worked at an academic library in Virginia, I went to two of them. One was for the state library association, and...

My Simmons Journey

It's officially spring time, but you wouldn't guess it if you were to peer outside the window right about now. There are heaps of snow on the ground--remnants of our fourth nor'easter this month--and the sky is grey and overcast....

Free Books and SLIS Resources

One thing I am really enjoying about the Children's Literature program here at Simmons is the ample opportunity for free books. The SLIS classrooms are in the same building as The Horn Book Magazine, which is a bimonthly literature magazine...

Library Science Realization

I'm only halfway through my first semester of library school and I'm loving every minute of it. However, making the decision to go to library school wasn't an immediate realization for me. When I was in undergrad, I had no...

Why I Chose Simmons

I came across Simmons when reading a snippet on Kristin Cashore's blog. She mentioned she got her M.A. at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and I thought, "Any school that incubated and turned out...

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...

Welcome to Ashley Jackson

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce our new blogger, Ashley Jackson. Please read a little about her below. Hi guys, I'm Ashley, and I am brand new to grad school and Massachusetts! I am in the MA for Children's Literature,...

An Exceptional February Day

Today, I had the supremely cool opportunity to join a group of my classmates on a tour of the Boston Athenæum (courtesy of the Simmons Panopticon chapter--y'all rock!). Also, spring decided to pop its head in early with sunshine and...

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...

Introducing Two New Members To Our Blogging Team!

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce two new student bloggers, Sarah Callanan and ShanTil Yell. Please read a little about them below. You will see their first posts very soon! Welcome Sarah! My name is Sarah Callanan and I recently...

Bookish Thoughts:

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...

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