As for being a newly minted library school student, I can now have dreams and aspirations of attending conferences and summer programs.
Currently, I am looking at these opportunities:
ARLIS/NA + VRA joint conference in Seattle, Washington, March 8 - 12
ALA Annual conference in Orlando, Florida, June 23 - 28
Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 7-10
In order to afford these amazing opportunities, I will need to apply for scholarships and travel grants. I know I may be shooting for the moon but why not. If I do not receive any funding there is always next year and hey, I got some practice in scholarship/travel grant writing. Every opportunity is a learning experience!
If I attend the SEI I would be able to visit my boyfriend, who is currently pursuing his MFA at UNC. <3