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July 29, 2006

Question 1: School

Blogathon 2006

From Ivy: "What is your major and what was your paper on? I've been curious and figured this was a good time to ask."

(Maryellen asked something similar.)

I'm currently working on my MLS (Master of Library Science). This is the degree that qualifies you to be a professional librarian. I've been going part time since fall 2004 and will be graduating next May. Yay!

My class this semester is called Literature of the Humanities, and it's focused on learning how to help humanities scholars do their research. My term paper assignment was to pick a figure in the humanities, write a brief overview of their life, work, and importance, and compile several bibliographies - their works, the 15 most important things written about them, everything important written about them in the past five years, etc. It was a pretty huge and wide-ranging assignment, which made it stressful, but I ended up really enjoying it and I think I did a good job. Oh, and the person I wrote about was Mary Wollstonecraft. (Not Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.) Fascinating woman.

Posted by Kat at July 29, 2006 12:00 PM

I have a friend who finished library science. She ended up with a college library and then focused on history and became the history librarian, or some such. She had to get a second masters in history. Are you going to do something that focused?

Posted by: Ivy at July 29, 2006 12:06 PM

That sounds like an interesting degree program.

Posted by: mrspao at July 30, 2006 04:17 AM
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