LS 560- The Introduction

Hello again, all seven of you who read this!

I have written a few times on here, but I will introduce myself again for the sake of my Information Technology class, here in my Fall semester of 2016.  My name is Lauren Collier, and I am a second year student at the University of Alabama’s MLIS program.  I am fresh off of an internship from the National Archives in Kansas City (and hope to do another post about that soon).  It was an amazing experience, and if anyone wants to talk about it or has questions PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT IT because I can’t shut up about it.

I graduated from UA in 2012 with my Bachelor degree– Anthropology with a minor in Evolutionary Studies.  I can’t tell you how useful that education has been for my LIS degree.  I never thought I would end up in this career path, yet here I am. And I’m loving every minute of it.

My dream right now is to end up in a museum, but I am very quickly falling for something archival.  LS 560 is a class I have tried to take in the past, but for whatever reason I’ve had to switch my schedule to take something else.  I am looking forward to finally taking this class, and I’m excited at the prospect of learning some concrete skills to take with me when I am in the field.  I would say I am pretty proficient with technology– my parents have a small computer business run out of our home, and I’ve grown up working with these machines that are the key to the rest of the world.  However; something that is SEVERELY lacking in my knowledge is coding.  I don’t know how much we’ll be doing in this class, but if it’s any at all it will be a vast improvement upon what I know now.

Thanks for reading.  Keep doing that.

~Lauren Collier