Friday, October 31, 2008

No Class Tuesday (11/4) - Go Vote!

We will not have class on Tuesday (11/4). Go vote!

I have updated the due dates for the annotated bibliography:

Due dates for readings remain the same.

Tuesday, November 4:
No Class - Go Vote!
Reading #4: "Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade?" by Brock Read. Chronicle of Higher Education (10/27/2006). [Use library catalog to locate article]
Post reading response on blog BY 11/6

Thursday, November 6:
Lecture and Discussion: How Search Engines Work / Using the Web for Research and
Lecture and Discussion: All About Google and Second Life
In Class Reading and Discussion: "Students Shun Search for Information Offline" (will be distributed in class)
Annotated Bibliography: Part 4 Due
10/30's Reading Report Due (should be posted on blog before beginning of class)

Tuesday, November 11:
Lecture and Discussion: Evaluating InformationTeam Activity: CRITIC
Reading #5: "Web Hoaxes, Counterfeit Sites, and Other Spurious Information on the Internet" (Electronic Reserves)
Post reading response on blog BY 11/18

Thursday, November 13:
Lecture and Discussion: Information Overload (alerts, blogs, listservs, RSS, etc.)
Assignment #2 (Final Annoted Bibliography: Part 5) Due

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

11/17 and 11/18

I will not have office hours on 11/17.

We will not have class on 11/18.

I will be away at a conference but reachable through e-mail.

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Due Date for Part 3 of Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography: Part 3 is now due on 10/30 (instead of 10/23).

The remaining due dates for the bibliography will remain the same.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No Office Hours Monday (10/13)

I will not have office hours on Monday (10/13).

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Extra Credit and Reminders

If you finish the "Finding Book Reviews" worksheet that I gave back in class today and turn it in by the beginning of class on 10/16 you'll receive 2 points extra credit. If you were not in class today and wish to do this, please see me on Tuesday at the end of class.

Reading #3 should be posted on your blog before class on 10/14:

"The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative to Google" by Steven Bell. Chronicle of Higher Education (2/20/2004). [Use library catalog to locate article]. There are specific directions for finding articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education on this blog (scroll down).

Part 2 of the annotated bibliography is due on 10/16 and your database presentations will be on 10/21.

I'll give about 20 minutes on 10/14 as well as on 10/16 for you to work on this but if you haven't been in touch with your group members you should do so.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Team Activities in Class

When working on team activities in class from this point forward:

- Please work as a team on each activity
- You will turn in one worksheet per team
- Please put your full name (first and last name) as we have more than one instance of same first names in the class
- Do not list a team member on the worksheet if they are not in class (you are giving them credit for your work when you do this)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Reminder: Annotated Bibliography Topic Due

Your chosen topic for the annotated bibliography assignment (Assignment #2) is due BEFORE class on Thursday (10/9). You are to e-mail the topic (see specifics below) to Ms. Pemberton ( before class.

Part 1: Selecting a Topic (worth 2 points)
Choose one of the following topics (below). You will be creating an annotated bibliography for this topic.

· The Digital Divide
· The Impact of the Patriot Act on Libraries
· Information Literacy
· The Scholarly Communication Crisis

Using a web search engine (such as Google), gain a basic understanding of your topic. E-mail your instructor ( the topic you have chosen and a concise summary of the topic (in your own words; minimum 150 words). E-mail must be sent before class on 10/9.