Monday, September 22, 2014

The Introduction

As my first post only illustrated what this blog is about so this post will be mostly focus around me with the who, what, where, how, why. 

I'm currently finishing up my last semester in my Master's program for Library and Information Science. Overall, I have enjoyed my experience in the program but I am enthusiastically looking forward to graduating this December and being on the hunt for my first professional library position.

During this semester, I'm taking two courses, a practicum, and a capstone project. It's a tall order but since I performed well during the past two semester taking three classes with a full time job, I feel like I can handle it.

Since I'm looking to work in an academic library, the logical choice for me was to do my practicum at an academic library. As I've been doing my MLIS program as an online student, I wanted to go somewhere that I felt would give me the best experience, both professionally and personally. After narrowing down my choices and emailing some schools, I chose the Norlin Library at the University of Colorado - Boulder and I'm so glad I did. Though I'm only starting my fourth week of my practicum, I feel like I'm learning so much from the hands-on experience as well as enjoying the city of Boulder itself. I'm originally from the Midwest and have spent the last four years on the East Coast so this is the furthest out west I have ever been and so far, it's been fantastic!

So that's it for now. I will be posting about my stay in Boulder, my practicum, and probably class work from time to time.

Until next time, ciao!

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