Why not take advantage of some free time and get a head start on some upcoming classes.
Free being the important word here….LIS Grad students love these sites.
Only after your morning bike ride and reading some chapters from your summer novel…there are free opportunities to learn some LIS skills. First, Simmons offers a free account to lynda.com to their students using their own Simmons user name and password. You can review html, Google analytics, or Excel to name a few general ones plus more advanced tutorials. Second, check out Treehouse.com which my local library (mhl.org) offers as a free subscription. Your local library might too! They have individual courses or tracks to complete that focus on starting your own business, android development, or CSS. Personally, I like healthcare and medical subjects so if you are interested as well take some free courses offered by the National Library of Medicine. They have online courses specifically geared towards librarians using PubMed. Finally, if you came to our ASIS&T Year End Event you would have heard about Kanopy. This database is full of video based learning, documentaries, and independent films. Just log into your Simmons Library account, [Research&Resources], [Databases], and [K] for Kanopy.
After your hard work learning on the couch don’t forget to relax. Keep your local library card handy because they might have free subscriptions for you to use Hoopla or Freegal. Also, take in some art, chase the ice cream truck, and head to the beach!