Jul 8, 2009

The Attack

So course selection was yesterday, and I ended up with almost exactly what was in the last post. One change, though, was I'm no longer taking Auto and Biography, as it ended up being two days of the week and one of those days was like an hour class on a day I didn't have anything else scheduled. There's no way I'm going to come all the way from Mississauga to go to one hour of class if I can help it. So now instead of that I'm taking Bibliography and Print Culture. This is about the history of the printing press, the history of books and print material in general, and all the things that go along with them culturally.

So I have now successfully begun Phase One and Phase Two of my five pronged attack designed to get me into the iSchool. The entire game plan is as follows:

Phase One - take as many Book and Media Studies courses as you can in one year (CHECK)
Phase Two - take advantage of the Extern Job Shadowing Program at UofT and follow around librarians to see what they do (CHECK)
Phase Three - take one or two college Library Technician courses, one during this coming year, perhaps another in the summer
Phase Four - secure a volunteer position within the Mississauga Library system
Phase Five - get hired by Robarts library, or one of the other academic libraries on campus

The last two are going to be the hardest, although if I can't get Phase Four I will volunteer for the Toronto Library system and become an Adult Literacy volunteer, which is great too.

I'm sending the emails today asking the two professors/teachers to be my academic references :s I hope they both remember me.

What else is going on....well, we move in a little over 20 days from now, that's very exciting. I can't wait to leave this apartment, and apartments in general. We're going to have absolutely no money, so we won't be able to make it look nice, but it's a testament to how much I despise apartments that I really don't care. I still hope that one day I can go back to school and take interior decorating courses. It's kind of insane how excited I get when I see a beautiful couch, or great drapes. haha.

Hmm..other than that it's mainly just the old school work and volunteer stuff. Pride Parade went great, although we only had a few people show up (probably because of the rain, at least to some extent) it was wayyyy too much fun and I'm already excited about next year. The response from the crowd really made it...I've never seen people so happy to see atheists! Awesome.

ok, gotta go.

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