Friday, May 09, 2008

Free at Last!

As of 5:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, I'm finally done with my Simmons degrees ... I've spent a long three years in the dual-masters history and library science program, but I have at last reached the end of the road.

The last few weeks have been quite busy (hence the less-frequent posts here lately), and the next few may be as well as I readjust to non-class-based life again and get caught up on the projects that I'd been putting off until I was finished with classes. But I'm very much looking forward to being able to spend some more time reading, and writing, and enjoying the springtime that seems to be flying by much too fast for my liking.

I'll have more ruminations on library school once a little time has passed; I consciously avoided discussing that topic here very often while I was still in the program, but am looking forward to offering some thoughts about the current state of library education both in general and at Simmons in particular.

For the moment, however, I'm just happy to be done. I'm going to go read something entirely non-school related, and feel utterly guiltless about it (I've been reading all along, of course, but I've felt at least slightly guilty about it until now).

4 comments:

The Falcon said...

Congrats on the degree completion. I look forward to hearing your take on library education these days.

James
MLIS 1992
University of Texas

Ed said...

Congratulations. Many happy days to come.

J. L. Bell said...

Congratulations!

Nicole Maddock said...

Yay! I'm so jealous of your dual-masters history and library science. What a wonderful combination. I'm thinking of working towards my Phd in library history. But first I need to focus my area of study!

The first thing I did when I finished was to read everything I could get my hands on that wasn't related to school!