Monday, February 26, 2007

No Class This Week ... but ....

Hi LIB 103ers,

We will not have class on either Tuesday or Thursday of this week. But ... you have a lot to be working on so use this time wisely.

You should be working on the following:

Assignment #1 (monitoring the news)

Assignment #3 (annotated bibliography)

Assignment #4 (if you were not in class when this assignment was handed out, you can pick up this assignment after Noon on Tuesday at the Reference Desk)

You also have a reading to do. This is listed on the syllabus (Reading #2: "Students Shun Search for Information Offline" (Electronic Reserves). The reading response should be posted before class on 3/13.

Please use this week to work on these assignments.

I'm available through e-mail if you have questions.

Ms. Pemberton

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

PowerPoint Slides Available

The PowerPoint slides from today's lecture are available (.ppt format or .pdf format)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Library Usability Testing/Student Committee

  • If you are interested in receiving 50 free iPrints you can participate in the library's web usability study. Contact Oakley Cline at: or 910.200.9552 to set up a time to participate.

  • If you are interested in serving on the Library Student Committee, contact Sue Cody (

In the News ...

Libraries are repositories of society's greatest thoughts ...

A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source (this link is temporary)

Google suffers setback in copyright case

Budget cuts threaten British Library services

Courts turn to Wikipedia, but selectively

Baghdad day to day: A librarian’s journal

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Extra Credit Events

African American Read-In
Wednesday (2/14) 11:00 - 2:00
Must participate (read) to get extra credit

Flash Fiction Contest
This week (due on Friday, 2/16)
Do not have to win for extra credit - submit copy of story to instructor

Carole Weatherford, Children's Book Author
Friday (2/16) 4:00 - 6:00

Assignment #3 and Lecture Slides

The lecture slides for today's lecture are available (.ppt format or .pdf format)

If you did not receive Assignment #3 you can view it here (.pdf format)

2/26 and 2/27

My office hours are cancelled for 2/26

Class is cancelled for 2/27

In Class Exercises: 2/13

Complete the following:

Call Numbers #1

Call Numbers #2

Reminder: Test on 2/22

This test will be multiple choice and will cover any discussions about Randall Library (information from the tours, class, etc.) and "library lingo."

Missed a tour or class? Consult your classmates.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Library Flash Fiction Contest - win $150!

Not only will you get 2 extra credit points for participating ... you could win $150!

The library is hosting a Flash Fiction contest and if you are interesting in writing, I encourage you to participate:

Monday, February 05, 2007

Meeting Location for Thursday (2/8)

Please remember that we are meeting in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) on Thursday (2/8)

The CMC is located in the Education Building (#127)

If you enter the building from the front entrance, this room is at the back, right of the 1st floor

Saturday, February 03, 2007

British Library to Start Charging

Its archives hold the Magna Carta, Beatles manuscripts and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Visitors to its fabled reading room in the British Museum included Karl Marx, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and George Bernard Shaw. But the future of the British Library as a world-class, free resource is under threat fromplansto cut up to 7 per cent of its £100m budget in this year's Treasury spending round.

To survive, the library proposes to slash opening hours by more than a third and to charge researchers for admission to the reading rooms for the first time.

Read more ...