A HUGE congratulations to all of the 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarship Winners from the iSchool and MLIS Team! Special congratulations to our four UMD winners: Shannon Bland, Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Lauren Cooper!! To see the full list of winners, Continue reading Congratulations 2017-2018 ALA Spectrum Scholarship Winners!
Guest post by Margot Willis. Hard to believe, but today is our last day in London, and the last day of our Great Cathedral Libraries course. As today is unique in our itinerary, so our destination, Lambeth Palace, is unique Continue reading Day 12: London – Lambeth Palace and Farewell
Guest post by Tracy Ritenour. Today, we visited Westminster Abbey. If you watched the weddings of Charles and Diana or William and Kate, you might be familiar with Westminster Abbey. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs inside, but Continue reading Day 11: London – Westminster Abbey
Guest post by Kelsey Diemand. Today was a long, yet fruitful day, as we left York early this morning and traveled south, where many of us got our first taste of London. This was certainly the easiest travel day yet, Continue reading Day 10: London – London Called and We Answered
Guest post by Wendy White and Meaghan Wilson. We began our morning with a tour of The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, more commonly referred to as York Minster. While the volunteer tour guide was very Continue reading Day 9: York – York Minster Adventures
Guest post by Wendy White. Today we were free to roam and explore all that York has to offer. Several of us visited the Jorvik Viking Center and learned about the discoveries in York that provide insights into the lives Continue reading Day 8: York – Free Day and Tea Day!
Guest post by Margot Willis and Tracy Ritenour. Today we said farewell to Bristol and boarded a mid-morning train bound for York. The ride, lasting about four hours in total, gave us good views of an overcast, sheep-filled English countryside, Continue reading Day 7: York – A lot of history and little about gardens
Guest post by Rosie Seidel. Hi everyone, it’s Rosie. This morning we had our earliest start of the entire trip in order to travel to Hereford. We caught the train first to Newport, Wales, where we changed trains to Hereford. Continue reading Day 6: Hereford – Chained Libraries, Mappa Mundi, and more!
Guest post by Meaghan Wilson. Yesterday, we visited the beautiful Cathedral in Exeter! We began our morning with an early train ride to Exeter; the hour and a half trip provided an opportunity to see the rather picturesque countryside of Britain. Continue reading Day 5: Exeter – Whirlwind Tour in the Cathedral and Library
Guest Post by Rosie Seidel and Rebecca Thayer: Today we had our earliest morning of the journey so far. We left Canterbury for the train station just before 9am. We took Canterbury West to St. Pancras in London, then took Continue reading Day 4: Bristol – From High-Speed Trains to Passenger Liners