Monthly Archives: September 2011

First Thoughts

Got me some new classmates, 75 of them, in fact. Together, we make up the MLIS class of 2013. A cohort of 76 people initially seems very big to me, having come from a program where a class a third … Continue reading

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The Right Rate of Productivity

Dwight Garner had a piece published in the New York Times a few days ago that’s terrifically well written and very intriguing. Garner’s basic point is that there is a right rate of publication for writers; 10 years per book is too … Continue reading

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A Known Quantity

I was talking to A. (smart man) about his reading preferences, and he said that he likes to read writers whose books he’s liked in the past. So do I; so do a lot of people. There’s certainly nothing to … Continue reading

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Fun and Cool Facts

I learned some fun & cool facts about our library system during my orientation. (Don’t roll your eyes like that; “fun” are “cool” surely some of the first adjectives you think of when when somebody mentions libraries, no? Maybe they’re … Continue reading

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Student Life

Good news, peeps! I’ve found an apartment. The not-as-good-news (because all news must come in two shades, if only for the “objectivity” of coverage) is that the bright & cheerful studio I found in the quiet & pleasant apartment complex,  is … Continue reading

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Teas I’m not Drinking

It now has been a full week and 2 days since I had my last sip of tea. ‘Tis a sad state of affairs.

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Books I’m not Reading

It’s beginning to happen: “books I’m reading” are starting to be replaced with “scholarly articles I’m reading for class”. Less for me now are the random bits of history, selective biographies, gratuitous tomes on the publishing industry, physics and medicines works as I … Continue reading

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