"I got my Masters!" Graduation 2016 Recap

Well team, I did it. I now have a Masters in Library and Information Science. I am currently experiencing a mix of emotions, mostly excited and proud, with a small hint of nervousness for what comes next.

It was a lovely weekend for graduation. My dad came down for the celebration and boy, in true Fargo fashion, we shoved a lot of great stuff together in only a few days. But personally, I wouldn't have it any other way. So a recap, filled with pictures and links. Enjoy!

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[SPECIAL EVENT]: Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

It's been a couple of weeks since my Library Instruction class Skyped with academic librarian Maria T. Accardi. I'm still fangirling and continuing to think about how the work I do is inherently feminist. Maria wrote Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction, which for those faithful blog readers, will know that I read this book this summer. So it was nice to reread the book this fall and to have Maria speak to us about the ideas in the book and hear about her own practice of librarianship.  

I've put together some of the tweets from that day, which I'll interweave with some of the main ideas of feminist pedagogy in librarian instruction.  

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Why I Chose GSLIS

The past four years I've spent my time explaining to hundreds of prospective students and their families why I chose Coe College. It's a story I love to tell and my experiences there continue to impact my daily life in Illinois. However, as time removes me from Coe and instead grounds me here at GSLIS (Graduate School of Library and Information Science), I figured a post was in order about why I am here. 

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