I’m a classroom teacher…. I was a Media Specialist (i.e. school librarian) . I’m a recent graduate of FSU’s M(L)IS program. I’m still a student though (working on degree #6). You could say that I embody the description of a “life-long-learner.” I’m in the stages of preparation for what is known as an “Encore Career”. There’s even a website for that as well as a handbook as well as other articles on the topic.
I’m going to be… well, that remains to be seen. I’m drafting a new chapter in my life. What brought me to this crossroad would be a chapter better suited for the “Unfortunate Events” series of chapter books. What matters most though, is that these series of events have altered the trajectory of my career on to a different path, thanks in part to my late-in-life discovery of internships. If there is one thing that I like to enthusiastically talk about and share, is the variety of internship opportunities that are out there , those that I have applied for, and the one’s that I have been fortunate to complete (all 7 of them!). I would don the the title of “Internship Queen”, but that’s already been taken…. so I’ll settle for Princess or Library Intern Extraordinaire!
This is my platform to try to consolidate the multitude of opportunities that are out there so that you too can gain real-life experience, develop your skill-set, and become gainfully employed or transition to a different or entirely new career in the field of Information and/or Library Science.