No, I'm not touting the classic Rodney Dangerfield film (although it's really funny!), I'm actually going back to school to work on my Bachelor's Degree. Yesterday saw the start of my first class at Northern Kentucky University! I am working towards my degree in Library Informatics, which should hone my geek skills to be more effective in a library environment.
I can only take one class a semester due to budget constraints, and now that I've started my first one, I'm really glad that is the case. My first class is Ethics of Information Technology, and basically it's a class in philosophy that concentrates on the ethical issues of the IT world. It's very time consuming and is forcing me to dust off some brain cells that I haven't used in, well, let's just say a very long time. The time consuming part so far has been having to read articles & watch a (mostly boring) film with talking heads from the upper echelon of the philosophical studies world, explaining what several facets of philosophy are and how they came to be studied. Hold on a second....
Okay, now where was I? Oh yeah. It's not like I've never been to college or I've never studied anything difficult before. It's only been five years (already?) since I graduated with my A.A.S. in computer programming. But, given the time requirements of this class, the fact that I'm overhauling the Friends of Kentucky Libraries' website, and the stuff I do at work and at home, I'm really happy I'm only in one class.
Anyway, I'm happy to get this journey started! Go Norse!
'Til next time....
- Current Location:Franklin, KY
- Current Mood: contemplative