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Elizabeth McIlhenney

My name is Elizabeth McIlhenney, and I am entering my second year at SLIS! I am currently concentrating in Archives Management. I am an online student living in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, where I currently work in an academic archive as a processing assistant while completing my degree remotely.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband, bake and cook, in addition to reading as much as I possibly can. Also, writing has been a passion and a hobby of mine ever since I was very small! My love for social media and blogging came later in high school, and I haven’t stopped since.



Entries by Elizabeth McIlhenney

  • Year One, Wrapped: reflections of my first year at SLIS

    This is my first Student Snippets blog post, and I am very happy to be a part of this bloggingteam here at SLIS! I am a remote student, learning about Archives Management all the way inPennsylvania. Even though classes ended a month or so ago, I have been reflecting upon myfirst year of library school ever since. Exactly a year ago in late June, I committed to coming to SLIS. I keenly remember the feelings I had going into the fall semester: excitement to learn more about archival work, a fair amount of anxiety and nerves, questioning whether or not I would be able to handle the graduate level workload while balancing everything else in my life, and finally determination to do the best I possibly could. My first week of graduate school at SLIS, I remember calling my dad, panicking at the amount ofreadings and assignments I had on my to-do list. I’m fortunate in the fact that my parents areboth librarians and have been through the gauntlet that is graduate school. In that…