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January 27, 2012

Hello, Class!

My name is Mary, and I am posting using the WordPress blog that Library 203 made me create way back in the days of 2010 — hence the Second Life username. I kind of like my SL name, as it sounds like something out of Strawberry Shortcake. Anyway, I have been in the program for way too long two years and plan to graduate in December. During my time at SLIS I have picked up interests in academic reference, cataloging, library history, records management and archival preservation — I am hoping to make a career out of a mishmash of these after graduation. I hope to take away a basic understanding of how the internet works from this class, as it is something that I have never been able to concretely comprehend. I have some ancient web design knowledge garnered from copying source code from other web sites back in junior high, but that is about it — I am clueless beyond the basic building block html codes. My job makes me learn a smidge of XML but most of it is pre-generated through various programs and templates.

I graduated from SJSU with a B.A. in English in 2010. I am originally from Santa Cruz, CA and I currently live in San Jose, CA. I work on campus at the MLK library with my lovely friend and classmate Toni Nix, juggling student assistant positions in both Reference and Special Collections and Archives. I have an extremely attention-demanding cat and a very supportive and awesome husband. My right foot is half a size bigger than my left, and I can’t whistle.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. tnixey permalink
    January 27, 2012 7:26 pm

    Hey Friend :)! It’s going to be a great semester!! I am looking forward to struggling on through!!

  2. January 27, 2012 10:20 pm

    I have been to Santa Cruz once – so long ago I’m not even sure if my memory of it is correct. I remember thinking it was the most beautiful place on the planet and the only possible place where the mountains meet the ocean. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

  3. derek permalink*
    January 28, 2012 12:35 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I know for a fact you will be way more successful at this than you think. By the end of the semester you will surprise yourself.


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