So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU
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So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU

This post is part of our series “So What Do You Do?” in which  LIS students talk about their experiences as interns. We want to showcase the wide range of things people are doing in the world of library and information science. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Heather Johnson and I’m … Continue reading

Ready, set – practicum!
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Ready, set – practicum!

Like some others this summer, I also completed a practicum experience for course credit in my program at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Having a vested interest in all things web and digital projects related, I decided to work for the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) of the National Agricultural Library, analyzing their website … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s program, a student has the option to do a practicum, which is a type of internship done for course credit. Over the summer, I completed 100 hours of work at the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives as a practicum, and I had an absolutely wonderful experience. However, I had … Continue reading

Summer in the Univer-City
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Summer in the Univer-City

Hot town, summer in the univer-city! And you’re in the library. Helping researchers, preparing for the August onslaught of students, it’s way cooler than the outdoors (literally). But wait… what exactly happens at an academic library in the summer? I promise you, the building doesn’t just sit there waiting for the students to come back. … Continue reading

Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]
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Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]

During graduate school, lots of things changed in my life. I gained new perspectives, read challenging articles and theories, traveled to Italy to present research I worked on, faced the trickling effect of top down decisions, took on a wide variety of leadership roles, completely changed my path of librarianship, and even cut several inches … Continue reading