14/11/2013 § Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago, we asked fellow HLS readers to join us in providing a small glimpse of what it’s like to be a library student. Round 2 of this year’s Library Student Day in the Life, better known as #HLSDITL, began on Monday, October 27th and went through Friday, November 1st.
We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to all those who participated in this year’s event! You shared your experiences in blog posts, tweets, photos, and video, highlighting all the amazing things you do while attending classes both on campus and virtually: completing internships, volunteering, working, handling family commitments, and having an active library life!
Be sure to check out the Library Student Day in the Life wiki to see how others spent their week. You can also subscribe to our #HLSDITL tweeters list. There was a significant trend of integrating various forms of media into posts this year; check out the posts featuring GIFs (examples here, here, and here) and one on YouTube!
So, was round 2 of #HLSDITL as fun for you as it was for us? Did you learn about some new and interesting library students? Have recommendations on how we can make round 3 better? Let us know in the comments below!
01/11/2013 § 6 Comments
Tis the start of the season when we begin to list all the things we are thankful for: Tofurkey, pajama skinny jeans, NFL Sunday tickets, and failing a class in library school.
I know, you probably said, “pajama skinny jeans, really?” but they’ll come in handy on Turkey Day, trust me. More importantly, this post is about being thankful for some of the obstacles we might face during our graduate studies. In particular, it’s about what happens when a set-back like failing a class actually turns out to be the saving grace that motivates you through the remainder of library school.
Now, a quick disclaimer: this post is not meant to downplay library students who are able to successfully balance many responsibilities without having to fail a class, nor is it to excuse the act of failure. The purpose of this post is simply this: you and I will fail at some point in our lives and that’s okay, but how you choose to make that failure work for you is what counts. Failing and giving up are not one and the same.
Here is my story…