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An Introvert’s Take on Surviving SLIG for the First Time

An Introvert’s Take on Surviving SLIG for the First Time

I’m a stay-at-home body who thrives on solitude but attending an institute has been on my mind since 2017. That was the year I pulled together an education plan for ProGen 33. It’s hard for me to feel comfortable planning ahead, but last July I optimistically clicked the SLIG registration button thinking “Salt Lake City–here I come!” I signed up for Melissa Johnson’s technical writing course because I have two overarching goals at the moment: 1) organizing digitized copies of…

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Finding Alternate Surname Spellings for Index Searching

Finding Alternate Surname Spellings for Index Searching

There’s a death date and place mystery associated with the surname “Macaluso” that I would dearly like to solve. And, there’s a microfilmed index that might help me solve it. But, it has to be skimmed the old-fashioned way and the name I’m looking for doesn’t appear under the obvious spelling. Before I leave the index behind, I want to make sure I’ve been thorough, so this morning, I tried to see if I could come up with a conprehensive…

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