The second semester of my MLIS program is official over – all assignments have been signed, sealed, and delivered!
To recap, here are a few things I have learned over the last 17 weeks:
- I really need to think hard about taking 3 courses at once, while working nights… and decide not to, ever. again.
- It might be necessary to listen to a lecture for a second or even third time – until the surplus of information chooses to be absorbed by my brain.
- It’s okay to skim some weekly readings/reading every word of every article will make your head hurt, also result in little to no actual comprehension.
- The library field is an ever-changing and ultra-dynamic one. (I had some inkling of this previously, but it was confirmed through the courses this semester).
- Take notes during lectures – This helps to maintain alertness, as well as aid in the process of understanding content more fully.
- It’s okay to not understand references made my peers or instructors, related to books they have all read – everyone has their own expertise and can contribute to the conversation in their own way!
- DO NOT wait until the last week to complete assignments due, the last week.