Graduation – Summer – Research – Reviewer

I attended my first spring graduation for the MLIS students this past Friday.  It was a wonderful day – it is so exciting to see everyone graduate, hear the speakers, and meet friends and family. Considering the economic climate the students are upbeat and I know they will do wonderful things with their new careers.

I have to admit it was fun for me to walk in as a faculty member…I’ll have the really cool regalia one day as well.  I can’t wait for that either.  Watching the doctoral hooding ceremony was incredible – I will be there one day and cannot wait to have my diss chair at my side.

I need to research this summer – I have several projects going on and I would like to concentrate on publishing.  I’ve had some luck with posters and really good feedback…time to take the next step.  It is a little daunting as well – serious research, IRB’s, writing sessions.

I am also serving as a reviewer for a new journal and I have my first assignment.  I am going to do that this week – I can’t wait to see what people are doing and writing and thinking.

My thoughts are with my students first; however, I can’t wait to hear where their careers take them.  I am so happy that I was a part of their journey.

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One comment on “Graduation – Summer – Research – Reviewer

  1. My favorite part of the doctoral hooding was watching people get hit in the mouth repeatedly by the hood as it was dropped around their shoulders. 🙂

    I’m so glad that you’re a member of the LIS faculty!

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