Emma Hartloff

ehartlof {at} buffalo {.} edu

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Academic Background

I have a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Arizona. It's not necessarily a functional degree, but there were a lot of fascinating classes offered. Because I paid my way through school, I wanted to make sure my money went to classes I wouldn't be likely to skip out on.

Academic Goals

I enrolled in the MLS program at UB's Graduate School of Education with the hopes of becoming a librarian at my local public library. Now however, I'm realizing just how many options are out there other than being a librarian. It's exciting to think about.

I have a strong interest in children's and YA literature. I use a lot of picture books to supplement lessons when teaching my daughter. I also use picture books with my Daisy Girl Scouts to help explain concepts for their badges. As to YA literature, I just love to read it (especially the distopian and post-apocalyptic novels).

This is my first semester in the MLS program, and the only two classes I am taking are:

  • LIS 505 Introduction to Library and Information Studies
  • LIS 506 Introduction to Information Technology

Other Information

This year will be my third as my daughter's Girl Scout leader. There are two scouting levels (Daisies and Brownies) and three grade levels (1st-3rd) in my troop. "Fun" is an operative word at times, but my girls are an awesome bunch to be around. I like to keep them active and get them outdoors. Last year we went rock climbing, hiking, and snowshoeing. On our camping trip this past summer, the girls learned a valuable lesson about why you zip your tent up when you leave. A bird flew in and pooped everywhere while trying to find a way out (that was somewhat blocked by screeching girls).

I also homeschool my children (well...only one is old enough at the moment). I'm looking forward to this year because we're studying the Middle Ages in history and Earth Science/Astronomy in science.

Plant, Plant, Electro...What? is my blog where I write about homeschooling, Girl Scouts, the books I read, and other random bits and bobs. The name of the blog is a play on my childrens' names.

The picture below is from my trip to Germany in August to visit my friend. We had no kids and no husbands, so we roadtripped through Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia. Good times were had by all.

Plitvice National Park, Croatia
A pond at Plitvice National Park in Croatia

Last update: 11/30/2013 @ 9:43pm