Monday, March 31, 2008

Extra Credit

For those of you who need extra credit, it is due BEFORE 2:00 p.m. on April 24th.

As a reminder, extra credit opportunities are listed on the syllabus and below.

Each extra credit opportunity listed below is worth 2 points. You may obtain a total of 10 points extra credit (you may already have some extra credit for in class activities).

Extra credit options:
  • Attend any library sponsored event (e.g. library workshop, film night, etc.). You must obtain proof of your attendance. Events are listed on the right side of the library homepage under "News and Events."
  • Compare and contrast an academic and public library in a 2 page report.
  • Evaluate a library homepage by writing a 2 page report about the features of the website, ease of use, etc.
  • Interview a librarian (at any library) and write a 2 page report on what you learned from the experience.
  • Interview a professor within your major about how he/she uses the library. Submit a 2 page summary.
  • Visit any public library and write a 2 page report about your visit.
  • View "Bowling for Columbine" and write a 2 page report on the major "information issues" raised in the film.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

For Thursday (3/27)

Lecture and Discussion: How Search Engines Work / Using the Web for Research (.ppt)

Reading #4: "Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade?" by Brock Read. Chronicle of Higher Education (10/27/2006). [Use library catalog to locate article - see steps below]

Post reading response on blog BY 4/3

Annotated Bibliography: Part 4 Is Due Today!

To access reading:

- Go to the library homepage
- Click on "Search Catalog"
- Click on the "Journal Title" tab
- Type in "Chronicle of Higher Education"
- Click on "EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier Jan 1999-(last 1 month not available)"
- Find the article by clicking on "Search within this publication" and type in "Wikipedia and grade" in the second box (the box below "JN Chronicle of Higher Education")
- Click on "HTML Full Text" to retrieve the full text of the article

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tuesday (3/25)

Since we missed the team activity last week, we are going to have it tomorrow (3/25) instead.

You'll be looking at Reference resources.

So if you don't want to miss those points, I'll see you in class.

Monday, March 17, 2008

No Office Hours/No Class Tomorrow/Assignment Still Due

Unfortunately (or fortunately for you!) I am sick.

I will not have office hours today and we will not have class tomorrow (Tuesday, 3/18).

You do need to e-mail me your annotated bibliographies (Part III) before class tomorrow. You can do this by sending me your Word doc as an attachment.

I will be on e-mail off and on so if you have questions, please let me know.

And remember that there are no classes this Thursday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Upcoming Weeks


Database Presentations (Assignment #3)

News Report #6 Due


Team Activity: Reference Resources

Annotated Bibliography: Part 3 Due


State Holiday ~ No Class

3/ 25:

Change in syllabus: Finding What You Need in Randall Library

News Report #7 Due

Monday, March 10, 2008

Slides for Tuesday (3/10)

The PowerPoint slides for Tuesday (3/10) are available: .ppt