My name is Kt and I go to library school.
Library school is a new and exciting experience for me. I got my undergrad at a small, southern Maryland school in English. I would say about 75% of that experience was impractical; a great lesson on how to talk about text, but not a great lesson about what I can do with my life.
Library school, on the other hand, is practical. I’m learning how to code, how to organize information, how to conduct a reference interview, how to evaluate sources for others… I mean, I guess I’m learning how to be a librarian, just like any other library student. It’s weird, though–I once defined myself through my English major which was limited to a four-year time space. Now I’m defining myself through a profession and a professional degree. This is the rest of my life, you guys! I will be using the information that I learn now throughout my career (well, at least until things change). When am I ever going to have to talk about gender-neutral pronouns in postmodern science-fiction again?
I’ve noticed that my classes aren’t just learning the skills and tools I will one day need. At this point, I should have learned how to think critically. But now I’m learning how to think in terms of a library. Perhaps more importantly, I’m learning what I need to think about.
That’s what this blog is about: taking the time to think about these concepts I’m introduced to in my classes. Sometimes I need time to gather my thoughts and sometimes I wish I had a record of both my thoughts and the items that spark them.
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