The verb “to renew” has a few different meanings, especially for library folk. Renewing a magazine subscription vs. renewing your library books. Or perhaps a renewal can be likened to a renaissance … re-new vs. re-born.
However you interpret this word, I am going to “renew” this Librarienne blog by using it to track my progress through an Independent Study class for my library science degree. As I am beginning this Independent Study very late in the semester, I have a lot of work to catch up on. As this is a blog, I’ll be very frank about my observations. For starters, using my university’s library is a depressing and demoralizing experience. To truly describe the experience, I’ll have to create a Flickr slideshow that illustrates everything. You really have to see it to believe it. For the full effect, you have to be there… but I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
Next post: just what am I doing in this Independent Study?