Catching Up

It has been a while since I posted and I?m skipping this month?s frugal living post in favor of two separate posts.? This first post will let you know what I?ve been up to, and the second which I should finish writing by Monday will list my top picks for finding jobs in the library and information services world.

What have I been up to?

ACRL Residency Interest Group:
On October 1st, 2009 I became the Web Editor and List Administrator responsible for maintaining and facilitating the flow of information on the website and the group mailing list.

ARL Initiative To Recruit A Diverse Workforce:
October 15, 2009 I was privileged to receive an acceptance letter and became a 2009-2011 ARL Diversity Scholar.

California Library Association Annual Conference:
Although initially unsure of what to expect I greatly enjoyed my first conference in library land.? While I did attend a few sessions, those seats are not made for people with short legs, I spent the majority of my time in the exhibit hall promoting the creation of, and application to, library residency programs.? I was very excited to learn more about California’s preservation programs, OCLC?s ContentDM, and Mango Languages.? I recommend checking all of these out.? Apologies to those who I missed in passing, hopefully I?ll catch up with some of you at MidWinter.

Drexel University:
As I continue in week seven of our quarter I am excited to be past the half way mark and accelerating toward completion of my degree in June.? As I finish with my required courses the main problem is choosing between all of the marvelous special topics for my four electives.? Next quarter I will be taking my first two electives Resources in Social Science and Instructional Role Information Specialist. 15 classes may seem like a lot but with the variety of offerings at Drexel I could almost do a second MSLIS degree, if I took everything that interests me.

For myself, I am grateful we are finally back on standard time.? I?m busy with my volunteer internship at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden?s research library, the end of the quarter, and the beginnings of holiday scheduling.? Additionally, I am working on an application for a library residency program, special thanks to Megan Perez for his editorial help!

They say that life is what you make of it, and right now life is great!