Monthly Archives: March 2011

Getting Involved: ALA

I just spent some time on the American Library Association website, thinking about the opportunities to get involved, especially once I start grad school. I found myself feeling a little overwhelmed by all the possibilities, and I wondered why, considering … Continue reading

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Where Library Staff Work: Library Service Center

In my continuing series of posts about where librarians and library staff work, today’s post is about Duke University Library’s offsite material storage site, the Library Service Center. This facility, which has been open since 2001, has a capacity for … Continue reading

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What to Read?

I find I’ve stepped up my pleasure reading, now that I KNOW I’ll be starting graduate school in the fall! I considered posting a status on Facebook, asking for advice about what to read before I start library school. I … Continue reading

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Getting Organized Before Grad School

I did a Google search for “getting organized before grad school,” and was surprised by the number of links that came up! Below are a couple of my favorites so far: 1) Organization Tips for Graduate Students More links here 2) … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug for Perkins Library

I just came across this YouTube video of Perkins Library, part of Duke University Libraries. As I’ve mentioned before, I work FOR Duke Libraries, but spend most of my workdays in a renovated tobacco warehouse across campus. Although this video … Continue reading

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I’m Registered!

I was able to register for my first two classes yesterday, “Foundations of Librarianship and Information Science” and “Selection and Use of Information Sources.” It feels great to be one step closer to starting library school! One class is an … Continue reading

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A Peak at the Future

Last night, a colleague and I hosted the cataloging class from NCCU’s School of Library and Information Sciences (where I’ve been accepted) in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department at Duke (where we work). We did this last semester too, but this … Continue reading

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