It’s been about three weeks since I’ve blogged and that’s mostly because I have used up all of my writing ability (and creativity) on class assignments. I’ve had several librarian-ish thoughts, but none that seem to flow easily onto the page… or computer screen, as the case may be.
So, instead I’m popping by with a list of random information that relates to my library school adventures thus far in September. It may not be the scintillating stuff (ha!) my faithful readers are accustomed to, but if the paragraphs won’t come when called, then bullet points will just have to be good enough:
- I’m taking two classes this semester. They are:
- IST 511 – Introduction to the Library and Information Profession, taught by Barbara Stripling
- IST 605 – Reference and Information Literacy Services, taught by Jill Hurst-Wahl and Rachel Clarke
- The aforementioned Jill Hurst-Wahl is my new faculty mentor, which is a good thing because:
- she is one of my favorite professors (and I’m not just saying that to kiss up)
- we get along (when I’m not complaining about the word length restrictions of her assignments)
- her professional interests are library innovation and copyright, in which I am also interested
- my previous faculty mentor (with whom I also got along) is now in South Carolina (and it’s not because I was a bad mentee and scared him off). I will share more about the Mystery of the Disappearing Faculty Mentor in a future post.
- I have renewed my membership in the New York Library Association (NYLA) and will be attending the annual conference in Saratoga in November, which I’m really looking forward to.
- I’ve also renewed my membership in the American Library Association (ALA) and will be attending the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta in January.
- I’m terribly excited about this, too…
- … especially since I’ll be sharing a room and getting to spend some time with one of my librarian friends.
- Dr. Carla Hayden’s swearing in as the 14th Librarian of Congress made me extraordinarily happy and excited about the future of librarianship in this country:
That’s all the news I have for now, but I’ll be back once my clever blogging abilities become unblocked.