And I couldn’t be happier. I think I might throw a party. I’m refering, of course, to the end of my master’s program in Library Science. That’s right, dear reader, yours truly is just three weeks away from being crowed a legitimate LIBRARY SCIENTIST. (cue lightning and maniacal laughter)
I’ve handed in my thesis, I’ve got a mere 3 classes left, and then BAMO! It’s taken me longer than I thought it would- about 2 1/2 years. That’s because I choose to only take one course for two semesters. For me, this was the right decision. Working fulltime and taking courses at night via subway and buses can be brutal- especially during the cruel New York winters. By pushing graduation back a semester, I saved some of my sanity and gave myself an extra semester to work on my 709 project. Oh- hold it right there. Now, I know some of you are reading this and nodding sympathetically. Others are going- 709? Bawhaaa??? For those non-Queens College students or alumni, 709 is the hellish culmination of the Queens College Library Science master’s program. The actual course is a semester-long introduction to the structure of a master’s thesis and the various methodologies one can employ. Either on your own or in a group, every MLS student must complete a master’s thesis on an original topic.
Anyhoo, that’s all over and done with! Once I get that diploma in the mail- it’s banana and peanut butter sandwiches for everyone!!!!