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Scholarship Appreciation Time

I'm extremely thankful to have a merit scholarship from SLIS. Every semester (when I take at least 9 units) I receive $6,000 from Simmons; that's $24,000 over four semesters, which is nothing to scoff at. As a scholarship recipient, I...

Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education

One of the greatest benefits of library graduate school that nobody tells you about is the breadth of experiences people come from. Some students are straight out of college, others have been working as librarians for years, and many (like...

Thinking Like an Archivist

We are more than halfway through the semester and with a few days off for holidays this month, I think I can safely say we are in the home stretch. There is a light at the end of the tunnel....

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Enrollment has rolled around for Spring 2018, and I'm completely torn apart. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I'm definitely struggling. Every semester there seems to be at least six classes I want to take, even though...

Mass Effect

Last fall, I moved out of California for the first time in my life. I'd visited Boston once, years before. I had vague memories of quaint brick architecture. But travel ≠ transplantation. When I said I was from California, people...

Libraries or Archives?

As you may know, Simmons has one of the highest-rated Archives Management programs in the country. This was a major factor in my decision to choose Simmons because the idea of an MLIS with a focus in archives interested me...

Living the Dream

WHOA it's been a crazy week! So crazy, in fact, I'm going to have to break it down with a numbered list. Here are the important announcements/news items from this week: 1. I started my internship at the Fairfield University...

Put People First

I was sitting in church this past Sunday listening to a woman tell a story about a piece of advice her older sister had given her which had become a guiding principle in her life. The piece of advice was,...

Introducing a New Blogger!

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce one of our new student bloggers, Josie Snow. Please read her bio and first post below: Josie Snow grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado, where she lived until September of 2017....

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