It’s finals week! I have a monstrous paper to attend to, and despite all my dabbling with magic spells, the paper won’t write itself. I guess I have to write it. I probably won’t be able to attend any of the fun evening events at #MLADLA13 because I’ll be busy writing. Ah well. See ya on the other side of this ten pager.
I’m participating in Hack Library School’s Day in the Life Project (#HLSDITL). The purpose is to help prospective library school students know what it’s like to be in a program and for current students to connect with each other. I heard about it a bit too late, so I’m summarizing my week.
Monday: I went to volunteer job #1 at the Smithsonian, where I help behind-the-scenes with telephone reference.
Tuesday: I’m a part-time library intern at an academic library and had a morning shift. I started working on an entry for our recently reactivated library blog, helped students with printing, directions, research, and circulation.
I received an email from the other part-time job I have at a public library about two shifts they have available and I took one of them.
Wednesday: For this week, Wednesday is my Saturday. I take a writing workshop and I had a dentist appointment, but both were cancelled because of snow. The snow barely did anything, but it did give me time to create a rough outline, and the first page of a ten-page paper that’s due in my LBSC 601 class next week.
Thursday: Volunteer job #2 at the Smithsonian. I’m a library assistant and I primarily worked on indexing different journals of African art. I sent the Head Librarian my newest version of research I’ve done on an African artist for an upcoming Artist Book exhibition.
I also went to my LBSC 650 class. We received our graded papers, participated in an almanac activity, watched a few video snippets that kicked off a discussion, and the lecture was – in a nutshell – about the future of library reference. I included one of the videos below.
Friday: Hasn’t happened yet, but I go back to the academic library and will probably do similar things, in addition to being the one to close the library down at the end of my shift.
Next week library school classes start again, however I have an assignment for my LBSC 650 class that is due on the first day, so my break is officially over. The assignment is to write a two page paper which is to serve as our library autobiography.
I’m looking forward to taking LBSC 650 because it deals with reference services and that is the type of librarian I’d like to be, no matter which kind of library I end up in.
I’m also taking LBSC 601 (Users and Information Context) online because the in-class version had low enrollment and was canceled. I’ve never taken an online class before, so I’m not sure what to expect.
Off to write this paper.
…so I can’t seriously blog, but by this time next week I’ll actually have free time again. Woohoo! My first semester of library school, almost done.
For anyone interested in library school, if you hate doing group assignments you are going to be miserable. Each of my classes included a final group project. My groups helped me make it through this semester, I’m very grateful.
Professor Mitchell shared this link with us in the Organization of Information class, and now I’m sharing it with you.