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.