class introduction version 3:

Hi, I'm Rachael and I'm 25 years old. I'm interested in going into the academic library world - perhaps as a cataloger. I'm originally from Natchez, Mississippi where I spent the first 17 years of my life. From there I went to the University of Alabama where I started out with an eye towards a music therapy degree. Along the way I changed my major and came out with a B.A. in English (keeping a minor in music) in August 2004. I took a year and a half away from school during which I lived in Ruston, LA with my brother who was a finance student at LA Tech (now an alum as of May 06). I applied to the SLIS program intending to enter last fall, but finally making it here for spring 06. I'm working as a GA at the USC School of Medicine Library 20 hours a week. I formerly worked in the tech services department at Thomas Cooper. On top of that I'm a full time student as well - taking 4 classes last spring, one in the summer, and 4 for the upcoming fall semester! I tend to have mini obsessions instead of interests. This summer it has been all about Gertrude Stein, shrimp jambalaya, fashion magazines and the Violent Femmes. Other loves and obsessions include beat lit, lip gloss, flea markets/antique/thrift/junk stores, Bob Dylan, Richard Brautigan, sewing dresses and jogging.