Yesterday was another successful Brown Bag lunch. David Davisson showed us ways to use folders on Google Mail to streamline our heavy e-mail load.
I am finding myself enjoying these get togethers more and more. It is so great to get to know other LIS students rather than just seeing them once or twice a term at a blended class meetings. It is also a big plus to meet some of our professors. I usually make a run down the office hallways after our Brown Bag and check out who is in and say hi. Most of our professors are very approachable and like to meet students. Also the others students always mention some event, application or news item I did not know about. I always leave knowing more than when I came in.
Grad school can be exhausting and isolating if you are always running between school, job and family obligations. Talking with other students reminds us we are not the only one overwhelmed at times.