Student Snippets A Window Into The Daily Life & Thoughts of SLIS Students

Out with the Old and In with the New!

Can you believe that it is June already?  The Spring 2021 semester ended about a month ago. Ten classes down, two to go!  LIS 621: Conducting Research Methods and Design was one of the best and most interesting classes I have taken at Simmons, yet also one of the most challenging.  I definitely recommend taking it if you have the opportunity, because having the chance to learn about the research process while applying those skills by doing a hands-on research project is such a rewarding opportunity—with that being said, the class was definitely a lot of work.  

As usual, there’s was a break between the Spring and Summer 2021 terms. I attended and volunteered to cohost a few sessions during ACRL NEC’s 2021 virtual conference which was really exciting!  I’ve never actually done anything aside from attend a conference (virtually) before so that was a new experience for me.  Aside from that, I didn’t do much over the break aside from work!  

The Summer 2021 session began this week and I’m taking LIS 447: Collection Maintenance. This class doesn’t have a textbook, rather we had to get a bunch of tools and the professor mailed us a box of items, so I think this class is going to be very different than other classes than I’ve taken at Simmons and I’m really excited about it!  I want to get the most experience that I can out of my time at Simmons and I think this is a really good way to do it—I’m getting to learn new skills and what we’re doing in this class is something that I definitely haven’t done in any of my previous classes nor my job.  We kicked things off with an introductory Zoom session to learn more about the course and go over the items in the box that the professor sent. I thought this class was going to be completely asynchronous when I signed up, so I was really happy to see that there are going to be several Zoom sessions in this course!  I just feel that it really adds something to the online class experience.  It looks like this class is going to be very hands-on with a lot of repair work.  I’ll keep you posted with how things are going! 

PS: Congratulations to Amie and Isabelle on their graduation!