Adam’s arm and a blue sky on the IU Bloomington campus.
Remember when I said that I was signed up for the GRE so I could apply to the Instructional Systems Technology program? Guess what? I’m not doing it! Here’s what I’m doing instead.
I am back in the library science business. I originally moved to Bloomington because my friend Karen was enrolled in the library science program at Indiana University, and she jokingly said, “Why don’t you move to Bloomington and go to library science school?” I said, “Ok.”
So I moved, waited a year to establish residency, and then applied. I got in (the year was 2000), took quite a few classes, and then dropped out because I had too much going on. I was heavily involved a a local dance troupe, and that commitment took up a huge chunk of my time.
Fast-forward to 2013. I started filling out the online application and came to the point where it asked for the names of the people who would provide my letters of recommendation. It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to check with the ILS program to see if I could get back in without re-applying. By the way, the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), used to be SLIS, the School of Information and Library Science. SLIS merged with the School of Informatics to form the School of Informatics and Computing. Just so you know.
Anyway, I contacted the admissions coordinator and she told me to write up a proposal to have my courses re validated. I did, and in a matter of days I was back in the program. I’m registered for a course in Spring 2014 and I’m ready to be all scholarly and stuff.
Yes, I’m a little scared of all the hard work that’s in store for me. But I’m motivated and I’m excited!
That’s the plan.
This is what I say when I went out the door by the ILS offices in the Wells Library. They’re building the School of Global and International Studies.