After more stress & deadline/application issues than I’d have hoped for, I’m finally settled on what’s happening this fall….and that means I’m going to library school!
I’ve been working in libraries for forever, and decided this was the right move (and the right time!) sometime last fall, but it’s taken a while for things to come together. I’ll be going part-time, mostly 2 classes/semester and one summer class/year. I’ve enrolled in one library class this fall as well as a tech class at a community college to help solidify my grasp on PHP.
Because of a missed deadline, my application to my top choice school (better in the field I want to specialize in and slightly more affordable) is still out until next fall. But I can transfer in 6 credits, so I’m taking classes at the second choice school. I’ll take a second course in the spring, will have heard back either way from top choice about the fall and then will make my decision based on my experiences at this (also quite good) school and my plans for the future. I’m planning to take courses specializing in things that aren’t offered at top choice, something I’d have had the option of doing anyway as a visiting student.
So library school won’t be in fuller part-time swing until next year, but I plan to pick up some tech skills along the way and get this ball rolling. I’m very very happy, quite excited about my first library class.
I’m going to be a frakking librarian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I have to figure out what to send my recommenders. Princess Bride for the one who’s never seen it. Lunch for the boss. 2 more to go.