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Doing Distance Study, No-one Can Hear You Scream

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Anton Angelo

Distance study is lonely and frustrating. As supportive as family and friends are, no-one else quite gets what you’re going through as much as people who have the same deadlines, the same pressures with the same assignments. I’m almost finished my MIS, doing it full time by distance, and I’ve come up with a few strategies to help, and some excellent resources.

Focus And Facebook: A Library Student’s Reflection

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Claire Mead

The hardest thing I find about distance study and studying while working is the self-discipline it takes me to do self-directed study. I work 30 hours a week and have no children – so you would think that doing more than one paper a semester would be easy, but no!   

Journey Into The Unknown

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Katherine Bosworth

I guess some people would say that I was lucky, but I would say that I have been given an opportunity of a lifetime.

Finishing school and going away to university wasn’t sounding very appealing to me. Instead, I received the chance to learn and gain a qualification whilst I work and earn experience as well as money. Of course I had to apply for it and sit for an interview.

South Taranaki Library Cadetship

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Lynne Walker

Auckland Meet-ups: How Getting Together Helps Library Students Keep It Together

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Laura Caygill

Distant But Driven

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Luqman Hayes

I took on postgraduate library study with a great amount of determination. A latecomer to the industry, inspired by its possibilities, I was resolved to make progress and fast.

As a librarian working full time and a father to three young children, study was mostly reserved to the evenings and, around the times of assignments, to the very late nights.

Making Sense Of The MIS

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Tracy Maniapoto

As a distance student studying towards the MIS, finding a way to retain the information from numerous weekly readings and incorporating these into assignments can - at times - be challenging.  A strategy I found useful was to base assignments on personal interests and professional examples.  Not only did this help me to learn, it also – unexpectedly - had value to others.

Returning To Study

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Allan Picking RLIANZA ALIANZA

Library Lover

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Julia de Ruiter

The Forever Student

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Fiona Kerr

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