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Well, graduating is getting closer … and so are my deadlines. With all the stuff that is going on in my life I am struggling to get it all done. But I am in Germany right now, under the good care of my parents, so I don’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning, etc.
And I just received this email:
I am writing to ask you to submit a paper based on your presentation from the
Handheld Librarian Online conference.
I learned a lot from your talk during the 4th HHLIB conference in February and
would like you to turn it into an
article for publication for an upcoming special issue of the scholarly journal -
The Reference Librarian that I am guest editing. This issue will feature the best from the 4th HHLIB event and
your piece would be a very valuable addition.
Earlier Handheld Librarian presentations have been published in previous issues with
Best is: The guest editor is from Yale University! So expect to see my name published for the second time (hopefully)!
I just published my first article, which provides insight into the world of prison libraries in her article Library Services in Correctional Settings [SLA member access only] published in the January/February 2011 issue of SLA’s Information Outlook. The article is based on extensive research on the topic as well as my own experience working in the library of a Virginia jail.
If you are not a member of the SLA you can find my article here: http://www.cyndera.com/?page_id=213
Well, now that I am done re-designing my web site I actually have time to create another post. By the way, I hope you like the new site … leave me some feedback!
So what has been going on? Well, my final semester has started (happy and sad/scared at the same time), and I am having a blast with my two classes. Who knew disaster management and preparedness could be so interesting? Thanks Dr. Tu for making it fun.
I also enjoyed volunteering at the DC/SLA Leadership Summit in DC, met some cool people. A few days later I got appointed to the SLA Virtual Worlds Advisory Council. It will be a fun term!
Last but not least the next issue of the SLA publication “Information Outlook will contain an article of mine. More info to follow!