"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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Why I Do What I Do

The past couple of weeks have gone by in a blur. Things have not always gone as planned (like a laptop that wouldn't turn out and a lock that dropped a pin making it impossible to leave my apartment). I've done some really exciting things (went on some interviews) but then have also felt burned out from other responsibilities that eat up my time. I'm tired but it seems that my life is moving ahead 110% and I'm just trying to keep up.

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Learning Outcomes, Google Searching, and Instruction

This past fall, I took Instruction. Honestly, I think it's the class where I was so directly take what I learned in the classroom right out into my job. I feel so much more confident now in my teaching. My instructor taught me the importance of taking care to plan and really think about what I want to happen during instruction. I think helps to eliminate the "I'll just throw it together" mindset I use to have. 

Read more to see some of my instruction work.

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