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I'm an academic librarian, working in the UK Higher Educational sector, supporting academics and students. Prior to this, I was a researcher, working with social and learning technologies.

My interests include the application of emerging and traditional technologies, research support in libraries, learning spaces, evidence-based practice and the professional development of library and information workers.

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Beginning the MA

September 27th, 2008

This week I started my MA Librarianship at Sheffield. I’m one step closer to becoming a ‘real’ librarian! I’m still very much working out the practicalities: it’s my first step into the commute from Nottingham, I’ve just registered and received my student card, and I’ve already got a place for a conference to apply for, and a trial essay to write! It was nice to meet my coursemates and everyone seems nice, so I’m fairly happy with how things look so far. I’ll doubtless update more with first impressions of the course proper when it starts.

Never content with doing one thing at a time, this has also been my last week for finishing my PhD… or at least I really hope it is! I’ve corrected and reprinted, and I’m not in Sheffield again until Monday afternoon, so the plan is to get it all bound and submitted on Monday morning, and then concentrate on the MA. I’m nervous about it, and really hoping it’s what the external was looking for when she asked for the corrections. Fingers crossed!

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