A special day for so many people today - lecturers, graduands/graduates, and all those supportive employers and fortunate future employers and clients.
Today was Graduation Day at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, for those who've survived their studies of the Bachelor of Applied Science Library and Information Management (BAppScLIM), and Masters, Graduate Certificates and Doctorates in Teacher Librarianship and Information Management.
CSU celebrates in style - the week of festivities began on Tuesday with the Town and Gown ceremony with a spectacle of colour and movement along the main street featuring academic regalia. What a beautiful experience.
This from CSU - The School of Information Studies is expanding the scope of all of its courses in 2010 to reflect the critical importance of information and knowledge management across the broadest range of institutions. This is the profession to be in.
Roy Crotty, Associate Lecturer in the Teacher Librarianship course, sent a wonderful message of support for graduating students on the OZTL list this week. That's the kind of University this is. Aren't we lucky?
Aren't we so totally LIBRARIANS!
Happy graduation to all (insert streamers and balloons here).
And, yes, as soon as I received my final transcript from Charles Sturt I applied for Associate Membership of ALIA. An undergraduate degree and eligibility for Associate Membership is often a mandatory requirement for professional library positions. Are you feeling informed? Go - celebrate!
And yay to my friend Lisa too, also graduating from CSU this week, not in Librarianship, but Social Work.
p.s. 11 April - Congratulations to Naomi Rickersey who was awarded Zenith Management Services Group Undergraduate Library and Information Management Prize for our cohort. The top eight graduands (me included!) were nominated for the Prize. We submitted CVs and participated in interviews with Zenith staff. Sixty-one graduates - so Zenith nominees were in the top 13% of graduates in 2009. Thank you Zenith and CSU.