Monday, September 22, 2008

News Report#3 Due on Thursday

Don't forget to post your third News Report to your blog by 11:00 on Thursday. Ms. Radom will be teaching the class on Tuesday, and I'll see you Thursday.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Announcements and Instructions

The .ppt from Thursday's discussion (9/4) is online: Overview of Libraries

Your reading #2 response is due before class on 9/16: "Information Navigation 101" by Andrea L. Foster. Chronicle of Higher Education (3/9/2007).

You'll be using the library catalog to locate this article. We will discuss this in class.

- Go to the library homepage (
- Click on "Search Catalog"
- Click on the "Journal Title" tab
- Type in the name of the publication: Chronicle of Higher Education
- We'll talk about how to interpret the catalog record in more depth later in the semester
- For now, click on the link for "Academic Search Premiere" (see image)
- Click on "Search within this publication"
- In the second search blank, type in "Information navigation 101" (see image)
- It should be the only result you retrieve

Ms. Pemberton's Office Hours:

Ms. Pemberton will not have office hours from 9/15 until 9/29. They will resume on 10/6.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Office Hours on Monday (9/8)

I will have limited office hours on Monday (3:00 - 3:50 p.m.).

As always, you can make an appointment with me if my office hours do not work with your schedule.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Reminder: News Report #1 due Thursday

News Report #1 is due before class on Thursday (9/4). Be prepared to discuss your news story on Thursday.

The complete assignment can be found on the right side of this page (click on "Assignment #1").

One of the topics you should be following in the news is "information technology." What is information technology?

Here's a trick. If you go to Google you can type the word "define" then a colon and the concept you wish to define, you'll retrieve definitions from websites.

So try .... define: information technology ... in Google and read those definitions.

For the purposes of this class, we're talking about "a term that encompasses all forms of technology used to create, store, exchange and use information in its various forms" (

Reading #1

This is a reminder that Reading #1 is assigned today.

Reading #1: "The Future of Libraries: Beginning the Great Transformation" by Thomas Frey. Available online:

Reading Reports: For every class reading assigned you will post a response on your blog for each reading that summarizes what you learned and your reaction to the reading. This is an informal report. You need not worry about formatting or style guidelines but please pay attention to grammar and spelling as points will be deducted for errors in these areas. There is a minimum requirement of 250 words for each posting. You will not receive ANY credit if your report is fewer than 250 words. There are five readings and reports are worth a total of 15% of your grade (3% for each assigned reading).

Your response must be posted BEFORE 11:00 a.m. on 9/9.