I had a good summer. It’s strange, though–now that school is back in session, even though I grumble about the infernal Bloomington construction (my former DOT employee Wisconsinite grandpa shuddered upon visiting), it is refreshing to have IU buzzing with activity again. I think I was a bit bored this summer; I stopped blogging and… Continue reading Summer Recap
Last week, a writer at Forbes magazine published an article called “The Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Jobs.” Can you guess what I’ll write next? I certainly hope so, based upon the GIANT HINT that is the title of this post. Yes, that’s right, getting a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science was… Continue reading Library and Information Science: The Worst Master’s Degree to Get if You Want a Job?
As I begin this blog post my screen is desolately blank and I’m wondering how I can possibly encapsulate my week in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. It really has been a whirlwind. I left Bloomington at 1am on Friday, June 1st. Neil dropped me off at the Indianapolis airport to take on my very first… Continue reading Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2012
It took me so long to finally publish my LOEX post that I thought I’d write an update of my summer so far. I’m leaving tomorrow for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, so I wanted to go over what I’ve been up to before I leave. For a while it was a strange spring/summer hybrid climate-wise here… Continue reading That Slow Slide into Summer
As you likely surmised from this post’s title, today I’m FINALLY posting about my experience at LOEX. (I’ve been writing this post for awhile now, so it’s about time.) LOEX stands for Library Orientation Exchange, which, if your brain works like mine, doesn’t really tell you anything. The least helpful acronym ever necessitates a translation, so:… Continue reading LOEX Annual Conference 2012
As I write this, I am comfortably reflecting on my back-to-back conference weekends. I survived the SIA-finals-LOEX timeframe that loomed ahead of me for so long! In the next few days I’ll write about LOEX. In this post, I’d like to share my experience at the Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting that occurred Saturday, April 28th,… Continue reading Society of Indiana Archivists 2012 Annual Meeting
Last Friday was my last day at the Lilly in the position of Reference Attendant, which I’ve held since I first came to Bloomington. Because of my time-consuming internship this summer, I just wasn’t able to maintain each of my jobs and decided that I was in a good place to leave the Lilly since… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to the Lilly (For Now)
This weekend at Wells Library, the Indiana University Library Association held its annual book sale. Being altogether too aware of the hoarding-inducing effect these sales have on me, I opted to wait until this afternoon, when books would be sold for $2 a bag. I figured that way, my accumulations might be the same in… Continue reading On Falling Prey to Yet Another Book Sale
Hello blog friends! It’s been awhile. These days I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging–though, if you haven’t seen it already, I did co-write a post on digital humanities courses with Barbarajean Majewski at HackLibSchool recently. Beyond that, I’ve been steadily attacking the growing pile of work that’s in front of me. With only FIVE weeks… Continue reading Either Hello Spring or Hello Frenzy of Constant Activity. You Pick.
I love to make lists. My fellow Hack Library School writer Zack Frazier wrote a review of list apps and services last week and in that same spirit I thought I’d share my own list-making habits. As an undergrad I didn’t have quite the same list-making zeal I do now (who wants to be reminded to… Continue reading Making Lists in Library School