In which I present a Top 5 list.

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love My Classmates at the Syracuse iSchool:

Rooners Toy Photography

1. More Whovians than you can point a sonic screwdriver at.
Seriously, I have never met so many other fans of Doctor Who in one place. I can mention the TARDIS or say “Spoilers, sweetie.” and people know what I mean.

2. “Works well with others.”
In school, I hated group projects. Getting stuck with apathetic classmates meant I always did all the work. Fortunately, my library school teammates are enthusiastic and conscientious about what we’re learning and producing together.

3. Creativity abounds.
My peers include a published fiction author, numerous musicians, accomplished (and beginning) knitters, a professional photographer, some graphic designers, and other artists of all types. I’m a little envious sometimes, but mostly inspired by the presence of so many creative people.

4. It’s better to be kind than clever. (But why not be both?)
LIS students at the iSchool are bright and insanely talented. They’re also friendly, generous with their knowledge, and genuinely helpful.

5. Like Super-Grover, only better!

We may not be “faster than lightning.” We may not be able to fly (or crash-land as spectacularly as my favorite blue superhero), but iSchool library students are just as passionate about serving our communities. We’re learning the skills to make us capable facilitators of knowledge creation. And we are cute, too.

9 thoughts on “In which I present a Top 5 list.

  1. Fran Elia October 10, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Nice job. Especially love the Super Grover reference!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. CarolK October 10, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    You are destined to be a LJ “Mover & Shaker”!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Library Heather October 10, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      I’d like to be, Carol, but I’m not so sure. My classmates are equally likely to move & shake things in the library world.


  3. Sandy October 10, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Love this post. And I completely agree with you. Graduate school is so much different (& better) than undergrad.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Library Heather October 10, 2015 / 8:17 pm

      I made sure to only include older, child-appropriate Sesame Street in this post.


  4. Cassandra October 17, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Love your blog. I also went back to school to pursue a (third) career in library sciences. Sadly my life, job, and two kids got in the way and I dropped out half way through. I loved every minute I was there, though. I still have wistful thoughts of my lost alternate career in a library.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Library Heather October 17, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you. I’m really loving library & info science (and the LIS program at Syracuse) so far.


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