What have you been up to this summer?

Greeting MLIS-ers! We hope you’re enjoying your time off from the rigors of graduate school, reading a good book (for fun!), traveling, interning or otherwise gaining professional experience in library-land.

Your ALISS officers have been busy this summer – working in libraries, taking classes, studying in the states and abroad. To get you excited about the amazing opportunities that iSchool has to offer and to get you pumped up about the upcoming academic year, we’d like to share our summer experiences with you. Check out the links below for all the details!

Zen & the Art of Archiving – Our treasurer, Kate Emery, spent one month at the San Francisco Zen Center, living among the monks and helping to preserve their history with a small group of iSchool students led by Joe Tennis.

Seattle to South Korea – Co-President, Becca Fronczak, went all the way to Japan and South Korea during the month of August. Her exploration seminar was called Information, Technology and Society in Modern Korea and it was led by Associate Dean of Academics, Matt Saxton. Look at Becca’s blog for some amazing photos!

Katy Curtis, Lydia Bello, Beth Lytle, and Elan Tomlinson are gearing up to leave for Copenhagen, Denmark at the end of this week! Our exploration seminar will be led by Trent Hill in collaboration with the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) and focuses on Information Literacies and Instructional Design. We’ll be gone right up until the new school year starts but you can follow our travels in the following locations:

  • Hej København – Katy’s blog about all things Danish, information literacy and instruction at RSLIS, and not making a fool out of herself on a bike.
  • Bibliotrekking - Lydia’s blogging about her experiences and exploring teaching, learning, and librarianship and how they differ between cultures.

Finally, our Distance Representative, Frank Branch, stuck around Seattle and took an Information Visualization course with the iSchool. Check out his online portfolio for a look at what he learned!

That’s all for us. What have you been up to this summer?