With only eight weeks of the semester left it’s about time for an update on my journey towards an MLIS degree. Spring break is over and that means end of semester projects are underway.
For my Resources for Young Adults class, I am collection resources on Steampunk literature. In a few weeks I am facilitating class (giving a presentation and leading discussion) on science fiction and fantasy in YA lit. We are reading Jonathan Stroud’s The Amulet of Amarkand and Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan which I am currently reading. For my hour long facilitation I’ll be focusing on Levitathan and the steampunk genre, that is, if my teacher approves my plan. This is my first steampunk read and I’m enjoying it. If you know of any YA steampunk titles (or resources) let me know! I’m on the lookout for a read-a-like list. I’ve found a lot of fun sites about steampunk but haven’t found any controversy yet. Is there any controversy?
Projects for Database Systems and Research Methods are to be announced this week. Not sure what to expect for Databases but for Research Methods I’ll be researching a primary source. That’s all I know right now.
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Now for my Big News! I’ve been hired for a children’s internship position at my local public library. The position became available early so I’ll be working for 16 months instead of the usual 10. I am so excited to be working side-by-side with librarians in the field! I have about two months to be trained before Children’s Day when they expect 4,000 visitors! Expect posts about what I learn in the field!