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SLIS Tavern Night

Our amazing end of the year event for SLIS took place at a Tavern Night hosted at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum! Each one of the actors stayed so perfectly in character that when Paul Revere told me...

Guest Blog Post - MLA Conference Experience - Professional Development

Hi Everyone! We are lucky enough to have a fabulous guest post from one of our current students in the program -- Kerri MacLaury. Kerri was kind enough to share with us her input on the recent MLA conference she...

Finding and Landing a Summer Internship

I had been worried about finding another job or internship over the summer months since I knew that I was going to be staying in Boston the whole time and did not want to just laze about until my South...

Fourth Class: Complete!

Last week was my final week of class! My fourth semester, and fourth class of grad school is over! I'm done with LIS 451: Academic Libraries! I originally thought it was a bit strange having our big final group project...

Trying my Hand at Student Leadership

Taking online coureses this semester has been really great in terms of flexibility in my schedule for my part-time job, and for my internship, but it has been not so great for socializing and being involved at campus events. Since...

(Graf)fiti Walk

Lucky readers, this week you get to hear about (and see) Panopticon's Graffiti Walk with Ann Graf from two points of view because Maria and I both attended! When I saw the Graffitti Walk advertised in the weekly LISSA email...

End of Semester Reflections

I can't believe my first semester is over! It sounds cliché but I really did learn a lot. When I first read my course syllabi, I was very intimidated by everything we were going to cover. I had no idea...

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...

Wrapping Up Two and a Half Years

Now it really is my last week of class and internship. I've watched my long list of school things to do slowly dwindle down to the final item: a paper for metadata due on Monday. Once that is turned in,...

Almost There

I can't believe the last week of the semester is here already! Where did the time go? My only remaining assignment is my group project because I managed to finish my tech project early! I submitted it on Friday, and...

SLIS Career and Networking Fair - Come for the Networking, Stay for the Swag & Brownies

Every spring, SLIS Student Services puts on the annual SLIS Career and Networking Fair for the students and alumni of the program. I am have been looking for some summer internship or part-time opportunities in Boston and I really wanted...

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...

Graduation! (Almost)

This Saturday is the last day of class up at SLIS West and traditionally the day we do our last-day lunch, class photo, and tote-bag ceremony honoring all the graduates. The last-day lunch and class photo is held on the...

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....

Accepted Student Luncheon (as a Current Student)

March/April is such a busy time at the admissions office at SLIS, where I work part-time, and just a few weekends ago, we had the Accepted Student Lunch on our Boston Campus for everyone admitted into SLIS for the Fall....

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...

Group Work Thoughts

My family and I have been spending the kids' spring break down in southwestern Virginia at my parents' house and absolutely loving it. Spring is farther along in Virginia than it is up in Connecticut and all the burgeoning green...

Spring Is Here!

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom, and most importantly, it is not cold outside! There is still (still!) a pile of snow in my yard that refuses to melt, but I think it is...

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...

Registration Time!

Registration for the Fall 2019 semester starts this week, and I know which classes I want to take. One of the many great things about the LIS program at Simmons is that we are required to fill out a form...

Jobline for the Win

Somewhere along the way, I seem to have decided that I had too much free time as a full time student and part time employee. Looking towards the summer and itching for some real world library experience, I was trawling...

Senioritis

If you haven't been able to tell from some of my posts, I've been battling an extreme case of senioritis this semester. Now that the sun is out and the birds are singing it has become even harder for me...

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...

April Showers, Bring Last Half of Semester Jitters (and Good News!)

March was a complete blur for me. As cliche as it sounds, I can't believe it's already April! March was a crazy month since it started off with Spring Break and I had some major assignments due. To start off...

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...

Stress

Remember when I wrote about being a bit bored on spring break? I knew that would come back to haunt me. It's been super busy lately and I could use some of that free time! It's been crazy at work...

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...

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