Time once again for overwhelming feelings of anxiousness and excitement for impending fall classes. This will be my second semester at S.U. working towards my MSLIS degree. This summer, I attended "boot camp" and took 3 classes on campus - IST 601 (Information and Information Environments), IST 511 (Introduction to the Library and Information Profession), and IST 612 (Youth Services in Libraries & Information Centers).
While the summer classes were an intensive on-campus 2 1/2-week session (with much work due before classes started), the fall classes are the more "traditional" 15-week semester online classes. So despite having taken online classes before, I have not taken any classes in this format for this program yet. This adds to my feelings of being overwhelmed as I peruse the syllabi for fall classes - IST 605 (Reference and Information Literacy Services), and IST 663 (Motivation and Information Literacy).
How will I be able to manage 2 classes, a 50-hour fieldwork requirement, and my full-time job? I need to keep reminding myself - How would I eat an elephant? By taking just one bite at a time, of course! This will be my philosophy as I embark on this next semester on Monday.