Most recently, I graduated with a Masters of Library and Information Science from UW-Milwaukee SOIS in December of 2011. I am enrolled in SOIS’ doctoral program, starting in September of 2012.
Some of the classes I’ve taken include Information Architecture, Information Ethics, Information Economics, Library Architecture, Digital Information Services,Qualitative Research Methods, & Videogames and Information Literacy. I’ve chosen my classes to supplement my long-term knowledge of public library services, and I chose the classes on topics I knew little about to stretch myself academically. In addition, I chose the thesis option to graduate from SOIS. I wanted to both enrich my research skills for to work toward future career goals, and work on a research project that interested me.
For my undergraduate degree I surfed between three different schools over the course of 20 years.
I left high school my junior year, to be an Early Entrant at Shimer College. Shimer is a Great Books school, and I thoroughly enjoyed the original texts, Socratic dialogue, and philosophy-intense curriculum.
I briefly attended UIC, but left to have children. I returned to academic pursuits in 1998 to UW-Superior’s distance education program. However, three homeschooling children and a heavy-duty work schedule forced me to put that on hold for several years. I earned my B.S. with honors in 2009 at UW Superior.
My major was individually-designed, and entitled “Epistemology through the Lens of Library Science”. However, my interest is less in epistemology than in hermeneutical philosophy. My senior thesis problem was on teen brain development, and how libraries could best serve teens given this development.