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IM Reference

I just finished my first conversation with a reference staff member at Drexel via IM! I needed to find a required journal and was thrown off by the interface they provided me with. I went right to my comfort zone – InfoTrac because that’s what we have at work and I know how to use it – but turns out that even though it said my journal was in there  [ Read More ]

Oh Boy… Oh Boy… Oh Boy…

Yep – that’s what’s going through my head as I click from class to class in Blackboard (a program I’ve never used before). I don’t know what I was thinking!! I’m a hands-on learner and now I have to totally re-teach myself in personal time management and organization. So far, I’ve read 2 syllabi – I can’t find the third yet and I think I can handle the class workload.  [ Read More ]

First Day

Today is my first day of school – never thought I’d have to say that again! I already have they syllabus for one class and am just waiting for 8am when blackboard is open for students to log in. You will probably notice a decline in my posting – and a shift in the topics I discuss – starting today – but I’ll try to keep up with what everyone  [ Read More ]

Back to School Roundup

Just in time for me (I start classes on Monday) – Lifehacker has a list of Back to School essentials: Teach yourself speed-reading with Spreeder Reduce stress and excel at school Essential Mac software for college Essential, open source Windows software for college 6 ways to find reusable media Find cheap textbooks Money tips for college students Avoid the Freshman 15 Best music for studying The ultimate guide to Facebook

Koha in Library School

Just learned something else new from Chris at Koha. I mentioned that I’d like to be able to test Koha for a class in library school – and he mentioned that the U of Buffalo has a class that does just that. The Koha@buffalo Project is for Master of Library Science students to participate the global open source activities. In the participation, students will become familiar with the increasingly popular  [ Read More ]

Time to Panic

Yep – that’s right – it’s September – let the count down begin!! Classes start on Sept 25th – and one of my classes still doesn’t have an instructor listed!


I am all registered for my first term at Drexel. Can you believe that registration opened at 7am this morning for new masters students and at 7:38 when I registered 5 sessions I wanted were already filled. Why didn’t I register sooner? Well I was up this morning at 4am (lots going on at home to keep my mind working) and I actually considered coming in to work late so  [ Read More ]

Choosing Classes

Well that wasn’t an easy task. I had a list of about 25 classes I wanted to take and I only need 12. I want to finish in 1 year (3 classes a term) so I had to narrow my list because of class offerings. I then narrowed my list based on classes I probably didn’t need (Database Management II). I was a bit disappointed to take a few of  [ Read More ]

Distance Learning

As you know I will start my Masters program with Drexel Online in just 2 months! I was interested in what this online learning experience was going to be like so I’m reading Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf. Since the book is geared toward teachers (not students) there are a few sections I’ve found myself skimming over (like the creating content chapters), but for the most part this  [ Read More ]

Savvy vs Un-savvy

The Torn Librarian has a great post about the “schism” that is deepening between those in the professional library world who are tech savvy and those who aren’t. What is this you ask? Well, the savvy are the people that are comfortable and/or enthusiastic about technology and its implementation in the library (Wikis, Blogs, RSS feeds, Chat Reference, etc…). The un-savvy are the ones that demand an entire row of  [ Read More ]

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