Final Reflections

This semester in LIS 6010 has been such an informative one.  I have learned more about myself throughout this semester.  The biggest thing I discovered was that I did not want to walk away from my undergraduate degree, but rather use it to benefit in my career path.   I’ve decided that I want to pursue […]

Blogging about Professional Blogs

I have never really had an interest in blogs before.  I trust online journals, scholarly or otherwise, to learn things about a certain topic.  In the case of library and information science, I still trust online journals more than blogs, but having done some searching around for professional blogs, I can see the value in […]

Mid-semester analysis

Here at the mid-semester point, I’m just as excited about the continuation of earning my MLIS as I was at the very beginning, which says a lot!  I suppose though, I might be slightly more excited than before because I do have a clearer view of the path in which I want to take in […]

Job Analysis pt.2

For the purpose of this blog, I’m choosing to analyze the position of Music Librarian for Yale University.  If I choose to go into academic music librarianship, I couldn’t think of many better places to work.  Yale University has an amazing music program, especially for the higher degrees.  They are best known for their sacred […]

Job Analysis pt. 1

The world of music librarianship is usually either in an academic library setting or in a professional musical organization setting.  I have yet to decide which path to focus on, or whether I need to choose one over the other, and through research I have found some job postings that appeal to me. Music Library […]

Introduction to my blog :)

Welcome to my blog!  My name is Samantha Downes and I am a first-year student in the MLIS program at Wayne State University.  I graduated in December 2011 from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  My minors were in Psychology and French and I also graduated from the Lee Honors […]