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Round two: October 28 - November 1, 2013

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*Special thanks to Bobbi Newman for allowing us to use a modified version of her directions!*




Anyone who is currently enrolled in library school can participate. You may share your day (or week) on your blog, Twitter, Flickr and/or YouTube Channel (or any other web-based-way you choose). If you have none of these don't worry, just create a new page here in the wiki and post your day there. Once you decided on your format(s)


  1. Create a PB works account (it's free)!
  2. Edit this page (do not steal the lock from someone else!) BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO DELETE OR EDIT ENTRIES OF OTHERS.
  3. Create a new row after the last one in the table below (upper right of the edit pane - Table - Row -  Insert Row After)
    1. Add the next number 
    2. Add your name
    3. Your degree (MLS? MLIS? MA?) and expected month and year of graduation
    4. Your program  
    5. Country - so we know where you are!
    6. State, city, etc. - break it down further if you like
    7. A link to your blog, Twitter, Flickr and/or YouTube account. Please, please, please do not paste the full URL, use code (like with tinyurl or bitly) to make shorter. Thank you! 
    8. When you are done hit SAVE, so that someone else may edit the page.
  4. Start capturing your day!
  5. For bloggers: At the beginning of each post explain why you're capturing your day and link back here to the wiki. Be sure to include the name of your program.
  6. Tag your stuff with #HLSDITL
  7. After your first post come back and edit this page to add a link directly to your tagged posts or photos or video.



  Name         Degree & Graduation  

Name of Program


State/City etc. 

Please feel free to leave blank

Country  What you do or will write/tweet/speak about

Blog, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

Direct Link to Posts

1 Brianna Marshall MLS/MIS, May 2014 Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science Bloomington, IN 


I'll be writing about classes, my student jobs, and applying for real jobs. I'm interested in technology in academic libraries, specifically digital libraries, scholarly communication, and data management. 
blog  |  @notsosternlib


2 Carolyn Li-Madeo


with UX/IA certificate

May 2014

Pratt Institute School of Library Information Science 
Brooklyn, NY
I'll be writing about my classes, along with my job in a small academic library in Brooklyn where I'll be gearing up for Halloween festivities and helping students with mid-term research. I'll also be chronicling the work the work I do for The Linked Jazz Project and talking about the UX/IA group at Pratt and the NYC Digital Humanities Student Group. I am interested in Linked Open Data, UX/IA and digital humanities.



3 Nicole Helregel  CAS (specialized library studies), 2014-2015  University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science  Urbana, IL  USA  I'll be writing about my classes, my student job at an academic library (including database instruction sessions!), my service learning (for a course) at a public library, and my CAS project on library marketing and education.  Blog, @nhelregel  





Robbin Zirkle


MSLS, December 2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science Chapel Hill, NC USA I'm in my last semester of library school, so I'll be tweeting about wrapping up my master's project, completing coursework, applying for jobs, and working at the EPA-RTP Library where I'm a library research assistant.

Blog, @robbinzirk




Cassidy Charles MLIS, December 2013 Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, School of Communication & Information New Brunswick, NJ USA While attending school full-time via online and in-person classes, I work part-time in two different capacities at two different public libraries. I also hold leadership positions in a few student organizations so I will be documenting those opportunities as well as working in public libraries Blog, @cbsundance  
6 Elizabeth
University of Maryland,
College Park, iSchool,
Online Cohort 
USA I'll be writing about my classes, my experiences on the Reference Desk at a public library and my work with the iDiversity organization at UMD.  Blog, @librarianinbeta Day 1; Day 2; Day 3; Day 4
7 Angela Galvan 




Kent State University, Columbus Site Columbus, OH USA I work full-time as head of interlibrary services for The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library. I'll be writing about my experience in an academic library, my classes, and my research on curating digital assets after the death of the user.  



8 Casey McCoy MLIS, May 2014 GSLIS @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL USA I'm a third semester master's student with a packed schedule of class, work, and many other extracurricular activities. I'll post updates on Tumblr and Twitter about these experiences and other interesting things I find in libraryland.  Tumblr & @CayMcCoy








The Catholic University of America, Department of Library and Information Science
Washington, DC USA I'm in my first semester of school, taking 2 classes and working as an Access Services Library Assistant on campus. I'll be writing about my classes and my research projects, as well as my extracurricular involvement in two CUA LIS student organizations, SLA & AGLISS.





10 Aidy Silva-Ortiz MSLS, December 2014 Florida State University, School of Library & Information Studies, Florida's iSchool Tallahassee, FL USA I will be writing about my classes that I am taking for the fall semester and will cover current projects and assignments. I will also be covering my experience working in a medical library. Blog & Twitter @msbooksy



11 Brian Zelip MS, December 2014 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science  Champaign, IL USA I'll be writing about  modern web design news & resources, information retrieval and data curation class projects, and planning for Alternative Spring Break and Practicum, while thinking about issues of open access, free software, community memory, and library engagement. blog thread, @bzelip tweet
12 Jenny Ferretti MLIS, May 2014 (Digital Humanities Concentration) Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science New York, NY (Pratt); Brooklyn, NY (Me) USA I'll be tweeting about my second year at Pratt and the courses I'm taking: Metadata: Description & Access, Digital Humanities (core class), and Information Visualization. I also tweet a bit about my position at Barnard College Archives as Photo Collection Fellow and my internship at New York Public Library's Manuscripts & Archives Division as Archival Processing Intern. From time to time, I find myself reading or bookmarking new tools and articles within the LIS field outside of my assigned course readings.  @CityThatReads http://bit.ly/17cEjE2
13 Becky Katz MSLIS, oh dear lord who knows now Catholic University of America Washington DC USA I'll probably write about progress on the independent study I'm working on this semester. Or about my schedule disaster that led to the "oh dear lord who knows now" graduation date. Blog@dcdotnerd  
14 Julia Feerrar
MSLS, May 2014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Library and Information Science 
Chapel Hill, NC
I'll be tweeting about class, part-time work in two academic libraries, and looking to the future. Prepping for my master's paper, beginning job hunting, reference and instruction.




15 Chealsye Bowley MLIS, August 2014 Florida State University Florence Italy Currently I'm finishing up my MLIS through year long, full-time practicum as the Library Supervisor at the Florida State University Florence Study Center. Unfortunately, October 28 - November 1 is our fall break, so I will not be working during that time and will have turned in my internship course assignments. But! I'll still be participating in HLSDITL through queued tumblr posts that capture my days in gifs for October 20-25. I'll also be tweeting a little bit about my real time days while I'm traveling if/when there is something related to libraries and following along with the hashtag.  Tumblr, @chealsye http://bit.ly/H0HodK 
16 Evelyn Alfred MLS, December 2014 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD USA I'll be tweeting about my two library school classes and my current part-time job at a public library and also a little about the second part-time library job I'm starting soon.    






The Catholic University of American, Department of Library and information Science Washington, DC USA I'll write about classes I am taking: Organization of Information, Information Systems, and Information Literacy and instructional Design.  I will also write about the last days of my career as a foreign service officer, as it will be the last week of a month-long transition to retirement.  I may also record some reflections from my research assistant-ship, which is very interesting.  There will be tweets, and an occasional poem.  Maybe even a sonnet!  @hsifnihplod (That is "dolphinfish" spelled backwards) 




18 Sarah Yarrito MSLIS, May 2014 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science  Urbana-Champaign, IL  USA I'll write about my second year as an LIS student and the classes I'm taking: Metadata in Theory and Practice, Introduction to Databases, and Reference. My posts will feature stories about my job as a Digital Preservation Graduate Assistant, my duties as President of a student organization on campus, and my responsibilities as a Technology Volunteer at The Urbana Free Library. Occasionally, I might reference my job search prep as I start to casually comb job listings this month.  bit.ly/1ceOqdn Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4



MSLS, May 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science
Chapel Hill, NC USA I will tweet about my penultimate semester at SILS and all the craziness that entails. I'm currently interning at the Environmental Protection Agency, running a successful book blog, heading up a Girl Scout troop and volunteering at the local library. 



20 Nora Ohnishi MIS, December 2014 College of Information at University of North Texas; Denton, TX Kingsville, TX USA Keep up with my tweets from @noisy_nora, very excited to be enrolled in Metadata & Networked Information Retrieval and Health Sciences Information Management this semester.  In addition to tweeting about my assignments and chats with reference librarians from Texas A&M-Kingsville, beware of food photo (and general scenery photos) overload; I leave for a Tokyo trip in 5 days!



21 Steve Ammidown MLS (Archives), May 2014 University of Maryland iSchool College Park, MD USA I will be tweeting from @stegan about the in-class midterm and midterm paper I will be working on and fretting about for most of the week. Also, my search for a field study/practicum site, and about my work at the University Archives at Maryland. Fair warning, there will also be significant Red Sox related content through the week- go Sox! @stegan  
22 Natalie DeJonghe MLIS, May 2014 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, online Tinley Park, IL USA I'll be tweeting/blogging about the two papers I'm working on(management and discrimination and electronic licensing), the pros and cons of an online program, and what it is like to be in school while working a reference desk at a public library. blog, @inkylibrarian http://bit.ly/1gMZ9xt
23 Eve Ross MLIS, May 2015 University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science Columbia, SC USA I'll be tweeting from @eveross about my two classes, Library Assessment and Knowledge Management, and my job in a law firm library. @eveross http://bit.ly/1du9jAK 
24 Penny Andrews MSc, September 2014 University of Sheffield Information School Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK I'll be tweeting from @pennyb about my Information Retrieval and Management & Strategy for Digital Libraries classes, and blogging about my Independent Study module where I'm writing a paper about open access mandates in the UK. @pennyb
25 Ryan Randall MLS, May 2015 Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science Bloomington, IN  USA I'll be tumbling about my three student jobs, my classes & their related projects/papers, and the group article I'm writing to submit for publication in one of my classes. I'm generally interested in academic libraries, information literacy & access, and digital libraries.  



Day 1
26 Hannah Wiatt Davis MLIS, August 2014 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL USA I will be Tumbling and Instagramming about my graduate assistantship with the Florida State University Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit and online Omeka companion that I am designing (and installing this week!), the classes that I am taking, and a bonus post about my gamelan (Indonesian percussion ensemble) concert.




27 Lisa Nowlain MLIS, May 2014 San Jose State University Oakland, CA USA I will be blogging about my part-time job as a library assistant in a private school library (K-12), my full-time online courses (I'm taking four), and my attempts to balance/integrate my other interests into librarianship. I will be attending the California Library Association conference as a member of the ALA student chapter and student representative for the CLA board.  I am interested in public libraries, youth, and art. blog Day 1 , Day 2, Day 3
28 Caroline McNabb MLIS, December 2013 San Jose State University Eugene, OR USA I will be blogging about my last semester in library school, taking a Reference class and wrapping up my eportfolio (capstone project). Also, I'll talk about my job as a student archivist and my national job search. blog http://tinyurl.com/hlsditl
29 Anna Reznik MLIS, August 2014 if I choose Kent State University, eDegree Austin, TX USA I will discuss deciding what classes to take, scoping volunteer/practicum locations, and general thoughts of an eStudent with a limited location search. Youtube See link
30 Kelsey Jarrell MLS, May 2015 University of Maryland iSchool College Park, MD USA I will be sharing highlights from my classes, assignments, and adventures as a first year, first semester student. I will tweet, write blog posts, and post pictures. 



http://wp.me/42LY1 (blog)


31 Silvia K. Spiva MLIS, May 2016 San Jose State University, School of Library & Information Science San Jose, CA USA I will tweet photos and quotes by speakers and participants at #InternetLibrarian #IL2013 conference in Monterey, California.





32 Maggie Halterman MLS, May 2014 University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science Iowa City, Iowa USA Tweeting, and possibly tumblring, about my week.  I teach an information literacy and basic research course to undergraduates (mostly freshmen), and work in the Iowa Women's Archives.  Tuesday I have a remote mid-term exam, in addition to other classes this week. @dilettantely


33 Kristen Mapes MLIS, May 2014 Rutgers University, School of Communication & Information Bronx, NY (& New Brunswick, NJ) USA Tweeting about my week, which includes classes at Rutgers (Management & Advanced Archival Description) and at Pratt Institute (Digital Humanities). I also work at the Library of Science & Medicine at Rutgers and intern at Fordham University's Walsh Library. I am involved in student & professional associations, so I will talk about work for them, especially a Rutgers trip to Washington DC on Nov 1-2. @kmapesy  
34 Brandon Locke MLIS, May 2015 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science  Urbana-Champaign, IL  USA Tweeting, and possibly blogging, about my week. I work as a graduate assistant at Grainger Engineering Library at UIUC, and also work on the Emblematica Online project. My primary interests are in Digital Humanities, digital information representation, and Open Access. @brandontlocke and Wordpress blog   
35 Samantha Winn MLIS, December 2014 Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics Tyler, Tx USA Tweeting and blogging about my week, which includes working as an archives assistant at the University of Texas at Tyler's Muntz Library, attending classes online at Drexel University, and participating as a student member of the Society of American Archivists. Some of my interests include diversity in archival collections, issues in international archives, freedom of information, and accessibility. @sam_winn on Twitter
Archivasaurus blog 

Day One: How I got here

Day Two: When plans fall through

Day Three: Choosing a school

Day Four: Work/School balance

36 Chantez Neymoss MSLS, May 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information & Library Science Charlotte, NC USA Tweeting about my week, which is a little atypical, as I am a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, but have an assistantship in Charlotte, NC (2 1/2 hours away).  I'm an aspiring public librarian, with an interest in digital initiatives.  I work at Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library as the project manager for their Digital Strategy Project. I'm taking all my library school classes online at the moment to make my schedule more manageable. Also Blogging on Wordpress!

@publiclibzarian on Twitter, Blog

First Post 
37 Shanna Speer MLIS, May 2014 Florida State University, School of Library and Information Studies Tallahassee, FL USA I will probably blog about projects I have going on in my classes, as well as my work at a Healthcare Library, volunteering as a Music Librarian for a local community orchestra, and possibly job search issues. blog@shanspeer Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
38 Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet MLIS, August 2014 University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences Pittsburgh, PA USA Tweeting about classes, work, studying, and day-to-day stuff. Focused around fine arts, archives, and digital humanities. @aszingarelli  
39 Cammy Koch MLS, December 2013 Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics Richmond, Virginia USA Tweeting about being a part-time public librarian and FT Restaurant Manager on top of FT Grad student. Focused in archives, specifically music history. Other areas include Digital Preservation, STEAM education, Early Literacy Storytime (public library) and scanning skillz. 

@Shadowbrok3r twitter

www.shadowbrok3r.com blog

40 Ansley Stuart MSIS, May 2015

University of Albany, SUNY

Information Science

Albany, NY USA Blogging about my first semester as an information studies student, moving to a new city, being a student assistant, and working for a medical hospital.


Blog on Wordpress

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

41 Michael Rodriguez MLIS, December 2014 Florida State University iSchool Naples, FL USA Tweeting about working part-time in a public library, taking coursework for 3 LIS online classes + 1 in-person graduate history class, and daily life. Interests include reference and instruction, digital history, and tea. @topshelvr  
42 Camille Thomas MLIS, August 2015 Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies (iSchool)

Jacksonville, FL (hometown/local)


Tallahassee, FL

(frequent campus visits)

USA Blogging about my first semester as an MLIS student. This mainly includes my interest in library innovations, personal interests in subculture, coursework, observations, connecting and chatting with librarians and my quest to find a library-related job or internship.

Tumblr blog

@coilycamillet Twitter

Day 1: About Me

Day 1 (Bonus): Pro-librarians

Day 2- Part 1: Academic background & connecting  

Day 2- Part 2: iSchool, FSU  & meeting with Micah V.

Day 3 : faculty advisor, a scholarship and an upcoming job interview

43 Courtney Baron MLIS, August 2015 Valdosta State University Athens, GA USA Part-time online student focusing on archives, art librarianship, and cataloging. I will be tweeting live throughout the week and plan to compile my tweets and elaborate on my week in a blog post. 

Future Art Librarian blog


44 John Mark Bojanski MSLS May 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Library & Information Science

+Live in Cary, NC

+School in Chapel Hill, NC

+Work in Raleigh & Durham, NC

USA Tweeting about daily activities and my two internships, one at Duke University Press's Project Euclid and the other (ending soon) at Rex Healthcare Library. Rex is a one-librarian operation, and Project Euclid is a collaboration that helps math/stats publishers put their content online. I'm interested in health sciences, increasing quality of patient care through technology, and library management.


Personal website




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