Thursday, April 26, 2012

Last Days at Purdue

As we enter the last few days of our Internship in the United States, I am in between two worlds. I am really looking forward going home, to my family and friends and colleagues. But there is also a looming sadness of leaving my newfound friend and colleagues here at Purdue University, West Lafayette. I found a home away from home, a place were I could settle, a University Libraries where I can work . To Dean Jim Mullins and my colleagues and friends at Purdue, thank you so much for your hospitality, Your eager sharing of knowledge and expertise. To my to hosts Gretchen Stephens and Jane Yatcilla, I cound't ask for better.

Also thanks to the Mortenson Center for their wonderful program  and trouble they went to make this journey a once in a lifetime opportunity.

To my fellow Interns, you're the best. May we see many good results growing from this experience.

Regards
Tertia Coetsee

2 Comments:

At May 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM , Blogger Debbie Martindale said...

Tertia. You have said it all. I have spent my time well at St Louis, and that is thanks to the Mortenson Centre who guided us in the USA Library world, and to Dean Shirley Baker, and Judy Fox who ensured that I was comfortable, had easy access to information, and provided me with the means to be independant in this research quest.
I have enjoyed our 2012 SA librarian group. We have all come a long way together, which stands us strong for what lies ahead in South African research communities.

 
At May 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM , Blogger Debbie Martindale said...

Tertia. You have said it all. I have spent my time well at St Louis, and that is thanks to the Mortenson Centre who guided us in the USA Library world, and to Dean Shirley Baker, and Judy Fox who ensured that I was comfortable, had easy access to information, and provided me with the means to be independant in this research quest.
I have enjoyed our 2012 SA librarian group. We have all come a long way together, which stands us strong for what lies ahead in South African research communities.

 

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