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battle btw schools May. 9th, 2008 @ 12:21 pm
Hi there,

I applied and got into MLIS programs at both University of Washington's iSchool and University of British Columbia. I'm having the hardest time deciding between the two. Has anyone else out there been in the same situation? Any input would be greatly appreciated.


Graduate Student Housing? Mar. 31st, 2008 @ 11:00 am
Hi all -

I was recently admitted to the iSchool and will be starting classes in the fall...yay! I'm moving up from LA, so obviously I will need to find housing. How likely is it that I will be able to get a one-bedroom or studio in one of the university housing complexes? I'm still waiting for my PAC number which I need before I can even apply for housing and it looks like I'm pretty low on the totem pole as an incoming student anyway. I'm wondering if I should bother waiting or if I should just go ahead and look for an off-campus apartment.

(I know there are shared apartments available and I assume those are easier to get, but I really don't do well with roommates. :( )

Any thoughts or suggestions?


(x-posted to libraryschool; sorry if you get a double)

MLS Careers? Dec. 18th, 2006 @ 02:00 pm
I am going back to college AGAIN (my history with higher education hasnt been the best) and although I dont even have an undergraduate degree (or even all that close to one) yet. I have been thinking about what I want to do when I get one.

I am pretty set on getting my bachelors in Computer Science (I have been doing technical support and computer work for about 10 years now, and that is how I will be supporting myself thru college)

I really like doing "research" I like looking up things and finding out about them, I like libraries, I like the idea of being an "Information Professional" I am also pretty sure I dont want to work as a Public or School Librarian. The "alternative" librarian career that has peeked my interest the most is what is called an "Information Broker" but being a corporate librarian or something else where I get to spend the bulk of my time researching would be good to.

My question is this, Is a MLS the right track for me? Even if its not precisely the right track, is it pretty close?

Thank You


Hello Jun. 24th, 2005 @ 05:34 pm
Hi there. Scott R. class of 2001-2003 here. I'm working for the U.S. Army and NASA now, in an office originally built for Werner Von Brawn.

so that's where it comes from. Oct. 4th, 2004 @ 12:06 pm
Man. 19th-century catalogers were a bunch of touchy, insufferable snobs. (Which means I ought to fit right in, but I like to think that I hide it well enough when working the desk. Heh heh.)

(If you're taking 531, this is in reference to the Jewett reading. Yowza. "We don't need to use a subject classification, because scholars should already know what they want, and if they don't, they're obviously not smart enough to be worth spending time helping." Aie!)
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