Student Voices


Student Voices Column, edited by Clara Sitter

Career Building in Buenos Aires

Student Voices

I had the opportunity to complete my MLIS practicum at the National Library in Buenos Aires. This once in a lifetime opportunity helped me grow in my career. My goal was to understand how a Latin American library operated, and I wanted to understand the expectations and differences that patrons new to our country experience when they come to a library in the United States. Luckily, the National Library in Buenos Aires, Argentina welcomed me and provided me with all the tools necessary to complete my goal.

About the Author(s): 

Nicanor Diaz wrote this article as a student. He did is practicum in Argentina during the fall quarter of 2010. He graduated from the University of Denver Library and Information Science Program in June 2011.

Reflection on the “Beyond Books” Conference

Student Voices

Like a good library student, I made sure that my first sightseeing destination on a recent trip to Boston was the famed public library, with its marble lions and museum-worthy artwork. As the site of the Freedom Trail that takes walkers past numerous historic sites dating back to the American Revolution, Boston is an appropriate home for the first “free to all” public library.

About the Author(s): 

Jamie Helgren is a Library and Information Science student at the University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education.

Column Editor(s): 
Clara Sitter