Monthly Archives: November 2011

Last Full Class of First Semester

Tonight was my last full class of this first (fall) semester, and it feels pretty darn good to be at this point! For the first part of the class, we joined another class for two presentations about online personal and … Continue reading

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Training for the Tobacco Road Half Marathon

I took advantage of a Black Friday discount to sign up for the Tobacco Road Half Marathon on March 18, 2012. I missed running the City of Oaks Half Marathon earlier this month, so I’m excited about having another shot at running … Continue reading

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Waving the White Flag at NaNoWriMo 2011

Well, I’ve decided to call it a wrap on my efforts to “win” at NaNoWriMo 2011. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which comes around every November, when writers worldwide strive to write a 50,000-word rough draft of a … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #3: Update Your Resume

Yesterday, I pulled up a copy of my resume on the computer, and realized it was outdated. I had listed a couple of work-related committees that I’m no longer on, so I deleted those. That was a minor change, but … Continue reading

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Almost Over

It’s hard to believe that my first semester is almost over! One more “normal” class meeting, then my last final on December 6! Two weeks from now, I’ll be done—with my first semester of library school! Mind you, I still … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #2: Get a laptop

Taking classes has prompted me to buy the two laptops I’ve had. The first one I got as an inexpensive Acer laptop a few years ago, when I took a computer class online through a local community college. I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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First Grad School Final Exam Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s my first final exam in library school! I could always use more study time, but I’m thankful for the help of my study group. We’ve met three times now to review specifically for this exam, and that’s been a … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #1: Get a Flu Shot

Today marks the beginning of a new series within this blog. Call it “Dear Abby” for those of us in library school (or graduate programs of any kind, really) who are juggling school plus other responsibilities in our lives. So, … Continue reading

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Creating an Art Department Library

Several of us from NCCU SLIS met with Dr. Abdellahi and Professor Debela to talk about organizing a departmental library for NCCU’s Art Department. It was an interesting meeting, and I left the hour-long meeting excited about the experience and the possibilities for … Continue reading

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Why Social Networking and Web 2.0 Are Important to Libraries

After attending last week’s library career panel, I’ve been thinking about sharpening my presentation skills, so I started looking at examples of presentations on Slideshare this afternoon. I plugged the word “libraries” into the search box, and soon found a … Continue reading

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