Category Archives: Decisions

The Tortoise and the Hare

It’s been on my mind lately, how slowly I’m earning my masters degree in library science. One of my co-workers is working full-time and going to library school full-time, albeit totally online. Of my wonderful study group partners, I had the … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #9: Keep a To-Do List

Ah, the proverbial to-do list! We all have them, whether short or long, written or in our heads. One of the biggest lessons I learned last semester, when I added grad school to full-time work, was that keeping a written to-do list … 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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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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Getting Involved: ALA Student Chapter Meeting #2

I attended my second ALA Student Chapter meeting last night. It was nice to see people outside of class again. There was a bigger crowd, so we met in one of the classrooms instead of the lounge. I mentioned in my last … Continue reading

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Money Talks

On a whim, I decided to apply for financial aid for library school recently and see what happened. I figured I didn’t have anything to lose by checking out the options presented.  Well, I got my “award notification letter” from … Continue reading

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