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Dec. 5th, 2007

closely watched


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Okay, so I'm cutting this because I'm totally neurotic about grad school.Collapse )

Also, PS, I probably met some of you UT students last week when I was in Texas :) So, hey-oh, you guys were great

PPS, yeah, it's semi-crossposted to the conservator lj group.

Dec. 2nd, 2007



capstone turn-in?

does anyone know how to actually go about turning in your capstone forms? i have them all ready, but am unsure of the delivery method--hand to someone? put in a box somewhere? mail?
i've scoured the capstone pages and e-mailed the capstone office, but haven't heard back yet. figured i might have better luck here. thanks!

Oct. 15th, 2007

forbidden fruid


Help me Fund a Library!!

I am a former iSchool student, class of 2006, and I am working to raise $3,000 to fund a library in a developing country. I know that if we all pitched in together this would not be a difficult goal, and yet it could change lives. Very cool! Room to Read is the name of the charity, and they got four stars -- the higest rating -- on Charity Navigator. I am over a quarter of the way to my goal, and would greatly appreciate all the help I can get.

Here is the link:  Room to Read, or drop me an email at "keenan at austin.rr.com" and I will send you a personal invitation to donate.

I'll keep the group updated so we can celebrate when the goal is achieved! If you know anyone you want to pass this info on to, feel free. The more the merrier!

Aug. 29th, 2007



IT Lab Boot Camp

Howdy iSchoolers,

And welcome to all the new folks. To introduce you to technology essential for survival at the iSchool, the Purpleshirts (IT lab staff) and the officers of ASIS&T invite everyone to attend TECH BOOT CAMP on Sept 9th and 23rd.

TECH BOOT CAMP has two parts: Part 1: Boot Camp Basics will be presented twice on September 9th, and Part 2: Boot Camp Web will be presented twice on September 23rd.

Part 1: Boot Camp Basics
What: Lab Resources, PowerPoint, Server Space, Excel, Search Engines
When: September 9th, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Where: SZB 546

Part 2: Boot Camp Web
What: HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver
When: September 23rd, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Where: SZB 546

The first rule of TECH BOOT CAMP: you must talk about TECH BOOT CAMP. Tell all your iSchool pals.

The second rule of TECH BOOT CAMP: it's absolutely free to iSchool students, and you don't have to pass a physical.

The third rule of TECH BOOT CAMP: if you're new to iSchool, you must attend TECH BOOT CAMP. Okay, not really... but it will definitely be fun and informative, and we'd love to have you!

Click here to sign up.

ps. crabes smells.

Aug. 20th, 2007

Kat Eye


Scholz happy hour to welcome new iSchoolers

We're having an all-student-organization happy hour at 3pm on Wednesday, August 22nd, directly following the iSchool Orientation for new students!

We'll be at Scholz Garten, and appetizers will be provided (Thanks Dean!)... do bring money to whet your whistle please!

New students, this is a chance to speak casually outside the classroom with your new colleagues. They're a goldmine of advice (as many of you have already discovered!).

Current students, come make your new colleagues feel welcome, and partake in some general camaraderie, free food, and excellent beverages.

Hope to see you there!

PS: For those of you not yet on the insider listserv, you might want to consider hopping on.
PPS: For those of you still in the dark about SASI's awesome (and much coveted) tee-shirts, check out the new SASI blog. We'll have shirts for sale at our table following orientation. Come by and chat! We'll give you popcorn!

Jul. 3rd, 2007

I love Brian



Hey ya'll!

So while I am super excited to get to Austin and start school, I am starting to freak out a bit about finding a job. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to look besides the iSchool jobweb, because I'm not qualified enough for most of those yet. I can always fall back on my retail job and work at the mall for a while (can anyone tell me anything about Barton Square Mall? This is where I would be) but I would love to find something in a library. Also is there a UT wide Job listing, we had one at my undergrad school and I would imagine UT would have the same type of thing but I have not been able to find it. Thank ya'll so much!

Jun. 25th, 2007




Hello everybody!  I’m another newbie that just joined this awesome community and I wanted to introduce myself.  I will also be starting the program this upcoming fall and am currently looking around trying to find out as much as I can about it.  I’m so excited that there’s a Livejournal group to talk with! 

I’m currently playing around with my schedule, trying to decide what works best, because I’m not sure exactly what I want to specialize in yet.  I read in an earlier post (which was extremely helpful, by the way) that it would be a good idea to limit myself on the number of core classes I take in the first semester, so I’ve been looking at a lot of electives.  The website says that you can take 6 ‘appropriate’ courses outside of the school and I was wondering what they meant by that.  I was thinking about taking a Spanish class or two while I was there, but I have no idea if that would fit at all.  I’m rather ignorant as to the workings of graduate school. 

I was also curious about orientation.  The website says that it’s going to be on August 22, but I was wondering if we had to sign up for advising times beforehand.  I remember when I started UT that I was bombarded with letters every week about this and that, but I haven’t received anything since my acceptance letter, so I’ve been worried I might have overlooked something.  Do we find out our advising times after we go to orientation?

This is actually my first time posting on Livejournal, so I want to apologize in advance if there are a bazillion mistakes.  I really hope I get to meet some of you in person this fall.  Thanks for listening! 

Jun. 3rd, 2007


more with the questions...

 I just this minute joined your iSchool livejournal community so I wanted to introduce myself.  I’ll start the program in August 2007 but will be volunteering this summer at the Center for American History.  Because I’m completely new to the libraries field this may change, but at the moment my interests seem aimed toward the reference area in academic libraries.

I enjoyed reading some of your old posts about courses and profs to take or avoid.  I’m sure I’ll be asking for your tips and advice on that kind of stuff later this summer. 

Meanwhile, I’d like to connect with some of the old or new infostudies folks who are hanging around Austin this summer.  Suggestions about the best way to do that?

May. 26th, 2007

BA just born with mommy


A Fair(y) Use Tale

May. 16th, 2007

robot wanderlust



I've been looking at courses for Fall (I have so little to do with my time right now and I'm super excited about starting!) and was curious how the first semester worked. Everyone has to take the 100-level Intro to Information Studies, but since it meets only 4 or 5 times, does that count as one of your 3 courses? I'm coming from a block plan where we only do one class at a time, so taking more than one class and scheduling more than one is so foreign to me. Thanks!

Edit: Thanks so much for all your help and input. I appreciate it greatly!

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