Categories Pursuing the PhD

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News/thoughts related to getting a PhD in the library space

Day One

It was a whirlwind. I was exhausted by the time I came back to my room. I went downstairs before our set 3pm meeting time and there were members of the cohort everywhere – checking in, hanging out in the lobby, and swimming in the hotel pool. It was nice to put real live people with e-mails and photos online. We offcially convened at 3pm with a general session with Dr. Brian O’Connor and did some Q & A. Then we shuttled over to the UNT Campus and attended a “meet & greet” with the faculty complete with wine and […]

In Texas

I’m at the Denton, Texas Hampton Inn… a nice room in a nice place. I drove around the campus of UNT this am. They are closed up for Ronald Reagan’s funeral today. This has been a difficult time. I haven’t taken on such a life change like this since my dad had the stroke (and that life change came out of nowhere, totally unexpected.) This change I did myself. Am I up to the challenge? Can i do such work? Things that have made the transition easier: The support of SJCPL, working with me to cut my hours and work […]

On Leave

I am officially on seven weeks leave as of today. I start the distance ed PhD on June 10th. I am on vacation now…heading to TC in a few short hours. This feel strange. Shouldn’t I be doing something? I’m sure I’ll wind down in TC.. Watch the TC Blog for my journal of Summer 2004.