When I became a PhD student, I wrote that I planned to take "outrageous and exquisite advantage of it" and that's exactly how I approach my coursework. Every assignment is an opportunity to explore my research interests and life questions. I've been generously supported by the faculty at the iSchool and my cohort (the most charming, brilliant, and huggable people I've had the fortune of knowing).
In Summer 2017, I was a visiting scholar at Skokie Public Library where I worked with staff on contemplative library culture.
In my second year of graduate school, I wrote up the results of a 10-week experiment in reading contemplatively.