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I began my Librarianship studies at St. Johns in January 2009 with approximately 20 other IMLS Scholars.   As a part of our program, we will all be taking 2 classes per semester for a total of 6 semesters.  Barring any disasters, I will be receiving my MLS in December 2010.

Currently, my classmates and I are enrolled in LIS 204: Introduction to Library and Information Science, taught by Dr. Kevin Rioux; and LIS 232: Special Libraries and Information Centers, taught by Dr. Katherine Shelfer.  For more information on what we are doing in these two classes, check out my other pages (they can be found at the top of this blog).

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I, as most people do, wear a lot of different hats in my life.  I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a securities lawyer, an adventurer, a reader, the list goes on.  In light of the economic turmoil and lack of job security, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about my professional life (or, if we want to continue with the analogy, my professional hat), and what I want to contribute to the world.  This internal dialogue lead me to the realization that I have found a lot of personal and professional enjoyment and satisfaction from sharing and helping people effectively access information.    Which brings me to where I am today.  In addition to all of the other roles I have taken on in my life, I am now also an MLS student, and IMLS Scholar at St. John’s University, studying to become a Librarian.

I am going to use this blog to chronicle my journey to becoming a Librarian, primarily by discussing the path that I, and my fellow IMLS scholars are on at St. Johns.  However, since I am so much more than just an aspiring Librarian, I will also include a lot of additional information in this blog that I find interesting.

I hope you all enjoy the ride, and find some interesting and helpful information here!