I just came across a post that anyone interested in the MLIS program at the University of Western Ontario (or simply interested to hear another pespective on library school) should find interesting and helpful. A lot of it sounds similar to my experience at McGill, with a few obvious exceptions, such as the co-op program and life in the city of London, Ontario. Warren Layton blogs at Libre-arian:
The Library Society of the World has a fun new (okay, so I’m a few days late to the party) idea: instead of waiting for someone else to declare you an award winner, declare it yourself! Everyone can be a 2009 Shover and Maker (with reference to, but no affiliation with, Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers). Go ahead – announce that you’ve won! Here’s my acceptance speech:
Hi! My name is Graham Lavender, and while I’m still an MLIS student at McGill at the moment, I’m planning to shove and make my way into a library near you in the next few months (please hire me!). In my spare time, I enjoy organizing Web 2.0 conferences (http://web2pointyou.pbwiki.com) and writing on a blog that has almost outlived its name (https://inspiredlibraryschoolstudent.wordpress.com). I’m also finishing up a practicum project about how to improve the McGill Library subject guides, in which I held focus groups and discovered that the students had no idea what I was talking about. I look forward to meeting as many of the other Shovers and Makers as I can in the near future!
Oops – these have been up for a while, but I forgot to mention it. Video clips and presentation slides from Web 2.You 2009 are available at the wiki. Thanks again to all the presenters for making it an amazing day!
Here’s a sample: