Monthly Archives: December 2011

North Carolina’s First Public Library

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Beaufort County for another blog, North Carolina Odyssey Project. While there, I stopped by the Bath Community Library, and found the nearby North Carolina Historical Marker for our state’s first public … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #8: Give Social Networking a Try

Social networking, it’s nearly everywhere now. It’s not just for individuals anymore, either! Businesses, clubs, and even libraries are in on the act. Speaking of which, if you become a librarian, social networking for your library could become part of your … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Books?

A few days before Christmas, I saw a Facebook post of an article about Amazon’s new Price Check app, through which Amazon customers can compare prices in-store against Amazon’s database. Independent book store owners are incensed, and the comments that … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Christmas Staycation!

I’m off of work and school until 2012, and it feels great! Now, before you the wrong idea, I really enjoy my job and colleagues a lot, and being in library school is hard work but awesome. I must admit, … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #7: Floss Your Teeth!

Okay, flossing your teeth isn’t sexy advice, and it’s not very scholarly either. It’s not a revelation, on top of that! You hear it from your dentist and dental hygienist every time you go for your 6-month check-up, right? But … Continue reading

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California, Here I Come!

Exciting news! I found out recently that I’ll be heading to the American Library Association‘s Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, next June as part of the ALA Student to Staff Program! To be eligible, you have to be a member of the … Continue reading

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First Semester Comes to an End

I took my last final exam of the semester on Tuesday, December 6. This has been the first weekend I haven’t had to think about homework since late August! I’ve been thinking about what I want to accomplish over the break … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #6: Update Your Address Book

Do you have an address book already? Is it paper or online? Whatever your preference, find it now and flip or scroll through it. Is it just a walk down Memory Lane, or does it include current contacts, friends and … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #5: Find a Calendar System That Works for You

Keeping track of appointments and dates in your head might work when you’re not in grad school, but once grad school becomes a part of your life, chances are good that you’ll have more to keep track of than your head … Continue reading

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