And we come now to the last semester….

Posted by lynn on Jan 16, 2007 in News |

So I’m still going through the whole interview stuff; I had a second interview and now it’s just the wait-n’-see. I guess I’ll find out if they like me. The pros: professional yet casual workplace, top of the line company and product, healthy salary and the chance to use my LIS knowledge in a “non-traditional” environment. Cons: not exactly a library, not every project may be LIS-related….But hey, none of this counts if I don’t get offered the job, right?

On another note, both syllabi for the Spring are up. I think it’s a combination of burn-out and experience, but my reaction was along the lines of “Oh crap, another rough semester. Oh well. I’ll deal.” I whined momentarily to both Sarah and Phil, but that was partly to warn them that I’d yet again be dealing with a crapload of schoolwork and that they would, of course, get to proofread most of it. I do have to say that the content for the classes looks interesting.

One class – Design of Digitally Mediated Information Systems – looks really promising. It’s going to be covering a lot of the stuff I love: users and the way they use information, wikis and blogs, organization. Of course, this is the class with the most daunting syllabus, but isn’t that always the way?

The other is Metadata. This class is going to be taught by a prof I’ve had twice before – once for Organization of Information and then again last semester for Digital Libraries – and I’ve sorta grown to love him. His syllabus doesn’t look like a party either, but at least I know how he works.

Anyway, it looks like late February until early April will blow big paper chunks, followed by a crappy late April/early May. At least it’s the last semester…..

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Mom [Visitor]
Jan 16, 2007 at 3:08 pm

I say my prayer at night for you.
I’m here for you with my prayers and pompoms
Love, Mom


 
Mark [Visitor]
Jan 16, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Metadata may not be “a walk in the park,” but it won’t be a real killer either unless Jerry really changed the syllabus. I will say that it sure seemed like it was going to be from the syllabus. Turned out not so bad in the end, though.

Good luck with everything, especially the job!


 
dad [Visitor]
Jan 17, 2007 at 6:52 pm

You go girl!!! I am so proud of you. LOVE Dad


 

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