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My name is Angela Bair and I am currently pursuing fine arts/special collections within the museum studies field. I currently work as a library assistant at ITT Technical Institute and I substitute page for the Cuyahoga County Library system. I volunteer at various library events when I find the time. I perform research and technical assistance to students in various technical programs of study. Hopefully my MLIS will lead me to a librarian position within the company I work for. Fall 2012 was my official start semester although I took a LIS course at the University of Pittsburgh MLIS program. I have worked in the a special collections environment as a page at the Cleveland Public Library and it was an incredible experience to work with rare books. I can't attend meetings in person due to my work schedule but I can hope to bring lively discussions and information virtually.

Ahoj! My name is Anna Reznik and I am pursuing digital preservation librarianship within the archives/museum field. Currently I live in Northern Colorado where I volunteer for a few archives. Since I live so far away, I shake my fist anytime an interesting opportunity rolls around and I am two time zones away. I have worked contracts for museums, organizational libraries, and archives like History Colorado. Hopefully an MLIS will give me an edge on getting that more permanent position. Fall 2012 is my first official semester (I took a few workshops in the summer) so I am getting in the groove and would love any input or advice out there. I will not be able to attend in person but hopefully we can have lively discussions virtually.


Hi everyone,

My name's Jamie Bloss and I am excited to see this chapter starting! I'm interested in medical librarianship the most as a career, but also have interests in cataloging, special collections and archives. I've been interning at the Robinson Memorial Hospital in their medical library for 1 year now, and I also did a summer internship with the Allen Medical Library on the Case campus. I'm going to do my practicum in the spring at the Natural History Museum with Wendy Wasman and can't wait for that! I work right now on the Kent campus in the Honors College as a grad assistant and advise honors students on their courses, etc. Anyways just figured I'd introduce myself first, this can always be edited later.


I like the idea of making this a page for introducing ourselves. It'll be nice to know who we have here :) My name is Mallory Sajewski, and I am pursuing a career in music librarianship. I have spent two summers working in the Fennell Music Library at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and during the academic year I work in the Performing Arts Library on the Kent campus. I also do music library work for the John Mack Oboe Camp and complete specialized work in the band library for the Kent Wind Ensemble. Completely unrelated, I'm also a graduate assistant in the Honors College. I'm working on an MM in music performance in addition to the MLIS, and I'll complete both degrees next May. Looking forward to meeting everyone! :)

I'm Lorelei Hoover and I think this is my last year with SLIS. I'm currently working on my thesis, so I hope to have that finished by May (fingers crossed!). Like Jamie, I'm interested in medical librarianship but I've also taken classes in reference and archives (Jamie, I'm 99.9% positive we're in the Foundations of Archives class together). I'm extremely interested in human-information interaction and human-computer interaction and I'd really like to work towards a doctorate in one of those subjects one day. Until then, I spend most of my non-class time working an internship in Lubrizol's corporate library in Brecksville. I'm very excited to meet you all and hear your thoughts on special librarianship!

Hi Folks,
I'm not as accomplished in the study or practice of librarianship as the rest of you but I do love the KM program in all of its various facets. I'm a 1988 alum of KSU and finally decided in 2011 to take the plunge for a MS. I've spent most of my career in some aspect of the retail industry either as merchandiser, salesperson or store manager. I was even a wedding photographer for a time (and still do that work on occasion). I presently work full time in technical support and part time in my wife's mental health counseling practice doing administrative work ( I make sure we get paid! -LOL). I try to fit in my studies around all of that and taking care of multiple critters (we have felines). So far in the KM program I've most enjoyed the opportunity to write my assignments in narrative style whenever that is allowed. Organizational culture has been a topic of great interest to me thus far as well. I'd like to do more study on the topic of culture as a KM force within organizations. My "worst" topic thus far has been document and records management and perhaps I can pick up some pointers from those of you who understand the topic. I'm looking forward to what the student chapter can do and have a couple of ideas of my own but would love to hear someone else's as well.
Regards, David Royce