…Hello Illinois!

(Very belatedly!) welcome2uiuc Nicole guessed correctly right off the bat after my last post. I’ve moved to UIUC to work on my MLIS (Master in Library and Information Science). I’ve been so frustrated with job hunting and trying to figure out what to do for the rest of my life. The answer finally came to me via Ravelry. Yep.

After working for a while as a volunteer editor, helping Ravelry with its pattern and yarn databases, and after reading some comments in Ravelry groups posted by library professionals, I began to realize that LIS could be a good fit for me as a career. So I researched the field and several programs. I chose to go to UIUC because the job/practicum/internship opportunities seemed really good, and I was interested in both the Data Curation track and Special Collections Certificate program. And so I’ve been here for over a month, and it’s going pretty well so far. :)

I still knit, definitely. I’ll try to blog once in a while now that I’ve gotten more settled in this new place.

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13 Responses to “…Hello Illinois!”

  1. kmkat Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Do you read soxanne’s blog? (http://soxanne.blogspot.com/) Her second career is as a University librarian at the U of MN, St. Paul campus.

  2. Jeanne Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Ah ha! I saw your location had changed to Illinois on Ravelry, and I was wondering….. Good luck!

  3. Chris Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    And is that your shadow in the picture?! :)

  4. Kay - From the Back Yard Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Good luck with your new life!

  5. rina Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Ahh… good luck with your future.

  6. Sydney Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Good luck with the degree program! This seems like an excellent time go back to school.

  7. Guinifer Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Such a gorgeous campus! My Aunt-by-marriage was a Dean of the Library Sciences department some twenty years ago and my family drove down for a weekend for her wedding to my Uncle. So beautiful!

  8. Nicole Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Can’t wait to see more of your new surroundings. Good luck with your classes! Midterms coming up soon?

  9. Mary Lou Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Good luck. I’m in chicago, today. (Waving…)

  10. Carrie K Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 6:48 pm


  11. knittymama Says:
    October 10th, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Way to go!! Sounds like a great plan…

  12. opal Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Best of luck to you!

  13. trek Says:
    November 5th, 2009 at 1:06 pm


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