Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Final exam and final grades

There are two parts to your final exam:

1) 50 question test
2) Research strategy worksheet

After completing the test, turn it in, and then complete the worksheet.

All corrections to bibliographies and extra credit assignments must have been submitted prior to 2:00 today for credit. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. No late work will be accepted.

In the next couple of days you will receive an individual e-mail from me with your final grade. I hope to complete this by Friday at 5 p.m.

Upon receipt of the e-mail, let me know immediately if you have any questions about your final grade.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Information Issues" PowerPoints

The PowerPoint slides from today's discussion is available:

Information Issues Part I

Information Issues Part II

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Final Bibliography and Final Exam

I will e-mail each of you your current grades tonight (Thursday, 11/19).

For those of you who still need to make corrections to your bibliographies, these must be submitted to me through e-mail by 2:00 p.m. on 12/1. You will receive information about this individually tonight.

Reminders about the final exam and exam review:
  • The final is during our regular class period on 12/1
  • If you do not attend class on 11/24 and miss the exam review, do not contact me to "find out what was covered." You must consult a classmate.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Opportunity for You

You have the opportunity to either get 3 points extra credit OR remove one (1) absence. You cannot do both and you can only receive a MAXIMUM of 3 extra credit points (i.e. you can only do ONE option below).

Submit reports to me through e-mail (pembertona@uncw.edu).

This must be completed by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 12/1.

The report should be a MINIMUM of 2 pages.

Two pages = two full pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced. A report that is a page and a half with 14 point font and 2 inch margins will not be accepted. You must have a MINIMUM of 2 pages. This is roughly 475 to 500 words.

You may select ONE of the following:
  • Create a marketing/advertising campaign for Randall Library in a 2 page report. You might reflect on a catch phrase the library could use, new ways to advertise services, or an icon the library could use in Blackboard or other online tools.

  • Interview any librarian in person (not through e-mail) and submit a 2 page report on what you learned from the experience. You must prepare questions for the interview (i.e. do not make the interview work for the librarian. You must be prepared with questions).

  • Interview a professor (either in person or via e-mail) within your major or potential major about how he or she uses the library. Submit a 2 page summary.

  • Visit any public library and submit a 2 page report about your visit. You might describe the differences between the public library and Randall Library in your report.

  • Think about the "library of the future" and submit a 2 page report about your "vision." Use specific examples about what you hope to see.

  • Download the library toolbar and evaluate it in a 250 word report. Make specific comments about what you like or do not like: http://library.uncw.edu/web/instruction/toolbars.html

  • Evaluate EndNote Web by creating an account, using it for your annotated bibliography or another project for another class, and evaluating it in a 250 word report: http://library.uncw.edu/web/research/citation/myendnoteweb.html

  • Evaluate Zotero by creating an account, using it for your annotated bibliography or another project for another class, and evaluating it in a 250 word report: http://www.zotero.org/

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Information Overload .ppt

We will be reviewing part of this .ppt in class on Thursday (11/12/09): .ppt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More on MOWC

I will see if I can arrange a visit to the Museum of World Cultures. If not, there is more information about it online: http://library.uncw.edu/museum/index.html

Thursday (11/12/09)

On Thursday we will meet in the Curriculum Materials Center in Watson School of Education (#127).

Please bring all your corrected annotated bibliography "parts" as I want to review how to compile these for the final bibliography.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Printing "Back in the Day"

If you were interested in the "Signs of the Times" video from early in the semester (specifically Gutenberg's printing press) you'll be interested in this video about early boook printing: http://vimeo.com/5228616. It's about 7 minutes long.

Future of Randall Library?

Here's a brief article about a "modern" library from the Chronicle:


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Classification Systems and Call Numbers

The PowerPoint for today's lecture is available: .ppt

Please practice these call number exercises:



Monday, October 26, 2009

No Office Hours on 11/2

I will not have office hours on 11/2. I can be reached (as always) through e-mail throughout the rest of the day however.

Changes to Syllabus and Grades So Far

I made a few changes to the syllabus with regard to the schedule. All due dates remain the same but I've had to move one of the team exercises to another date. Please review the syllabus online and print if needed: http://library.uncw.edu/web/instruction/lib103/pemberton.html

I will be e-mailing each of you individually with your grades to this point. The database presentation grade is based on the presentation itself in combination with my observations of the group and the "grades" you gave your teammates.

I am still reading your last reading report so this grade will not be reflected in the e-mail I send you.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Notes on Part II of Annotated Bibliographies

MLA no longer requires the use of URLs in MLA citations. Many of you are using the "old" MLA format which does require urls.

For those of you who are not using urls in your citations, I'm asking you to note the url for this assignment. I realize this is confusing as we transition from one edition of MLA to another.

For grading purposes, however, please indicate the url. This will save me time in locating your source. This is noted in your citations which you will get back in class.

Other items of note:

- Pay attention to appropriate use of "there" and "their"
- Try to avoid slang like, "breaks down" or "tells" and instead use "organizes" or "discusses"
- Avoid statements like, "They must be credible because they are at a university." What makes them credible? What is their education level? Research interests?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Review Database Slides

Please review this PowerPoint about databases and types of publications. We will only skim this in class: .ppt. You will need to know this information in the coming weeks and for your final exam.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Intellectual Property .ppt

The slides from our discussion about intellectual property are here: .ppt

Today In Class

Today in class we'll be discussing library subscription databases.

The database presentation assignment and your group's assigned database is available on the right side of this page. We'll discuss this assignment in class.

You'll also be exploring the library's databases individually in class today using a worksheet:

You'll need to do the following:
  • Save this Word document (.doc) to your computer
  • Work on the worksheet remembering to save frequently
  • E-mail the worksheet (when completed) to me (pembertona@uncw.edu)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Library Catalog Wars

An interesting article and commentary from the Chronicle of Higher Education about library catalogs: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/The-Library-Catalog-Wars-/8300/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Sunday, October 04, 2009

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

"National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age ... "


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Future of Print News and Special Collections

Here's a recent blog posting from a Newsweek blogger that discusses the future of print news:


Here's a piece in Smithsonian Magazine (online) about Special Collections in libraries: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Libraries-Surprising-Special-Collections.html

Feel free to use either of these in your next news report.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Slides from Tuesday (9/29)

The slides from Tuesday's discussion on citations, annotations, abstracts, and book reviews is available: .ppt

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog about Second Life

If you'd like to create an account in Second Life, create an Avatar, explore Second Life, and blog about it, you can do this instead of doing a news report or a reading report. You decide when you want to do this and make a note that you are going to do this instead of "News Report X" in your blog posting.

First, go to the Second Life website (http://secondlife.com) to create an account.

You will have to download the software to your computer (or to a university computer if that computer allows you) and create an Avatar.

The faster your computer the better. Second Life doesn't work very well on older, slower computers.

There is a bit of a learning curve so if you get frustrated or confused, you can find plenty of help here: http://secondlife.com/support/

After you've explored, write a blog posting about this (at least 250 words). Tell me how it went, what you saw, what the potential is for education, etc.

Alternative to Wikipedia

Want to use an online encyclopedia but nervous about Wikipedia?

Go to the library website and click on "Articles & eResources" and then "Britannica Online" in the middle of the page: http://0-search.eb.com.uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/

You will have to log in if you are off campus.

Last Week's Lecture

The .ppt slides for our discussion of libraries and scholarly communication is available: .ppt

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Interesting Video

Interesting five minute video about the changing media landscape:


Monday, September 21, 2009

No Office Hours Today

I will not have office hours today. If you have questions you can reach me through e-mail.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Story of Interest?

Copyright head tells House she opposes Google Books settlement

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee September 10, Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters raised strong objections (PDF file) to the proposed settlement of lawsuits challenging Google’s Book Search project. Calling parts of the settlement “fundamentally at odds with the law,” she warned the deal could undermine Congress’ ability to govern copyrights and could have “serious international implications” for books published outside the United States ...


PowerPoint and Upcoming Test

Here are the PowerPoint slides from Tuesday's lecture on using the Web for research/how search engines work: .ppt

Reminder: Your first test is on 9/24.

It will focus on Library Lingo but will also include multiple choice and short answer questions related to all other topics we've discussed as of 9/22. You might find these helpful to review:

Monday, September 14, 2009


I've updated the team assignments which you can view by clicking on "Assigned Teams" on the top, right side of the course page.

The .ppt from Thursday's lecture (Evaluating Information) is available: .ppt

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

How to Access Reading

When you are given a citation for any article, you should follow this process:
  • Go to the library homepage (http://library.uncw.edu/)
  • Click on "Search Catalog" (this is like a database or a portal that will get you to the publication you need)
  • Click on the "Journal Title" tab
  • Type in the name of the publication you're trying to find (Remember: It is the name of the magazine, journal, or newspaper and not the name of the article)(e.g. Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • Click on the database that contains the year that your article was published (in the case of the Wikipedia article you can click on "Academic Search Premiere" - see image below)
  • Click on "Search within this publication" on the right side of the page
  • Search for "Can Wikipedia ever make the grade"

Library Lingo and Due Dates

You are expected to know all the terms from the "Library Lingo" document for the first test. You'll find the document linked on the top, right side of this blog.

If you plan to repost your first news report, it must be posted before class on 9/15.

If you attend this event (below), your blog posting is due before class on 9/22:

“Phantoms of Lost Liberty?”: The National Security Archive and the Politics of Freedom of InformationMonday, 9/14, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmRandall Library Auditorium (2nd floor)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

News Report Reminders

Here are some reminders about your News Reports:
  • You cannot copy and paste from an article and use this as your summary. You must READ the article and summarize it in your OWN words. No credit is given if your report has been copied and pasted directly from the article.
  • Your summary and reaction must be a total of 250 words.
  • You must choose an article that relates to: libraries, the Internet, and information technology.
  • Not all technology (cars, for example) are considered information technology.
  • If you are not sure about an article and whether it relates to one of these topics, you can e-mail me (as long as you do this several days before the due date).

Please click on "Assignment #1" on the right side to review the assignment guidelines if you have questions.

Interesting Article in the News

"The Future of Libraries, With or Without Books" (from CNN.com):


Feel free to use this as one of your News Reports.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


If you attend this event and write a blog posting about it, you can use that blog posting IN PLACE OF one of your news reports OR reading reports (You have to pick one or the other):

“Phantoms of Lost Liberty?”: The National Security Archive and the Politics of Freedom of Information
Monday, 9/14, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Randall Library Auditorium (2nd floor)

Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director & Director of Research for the National Security Archive, will present a talk entitled “Phantoms of Lost Liberty?”: The National Security Archive and the Politics of Freedom of Information. He will talk about the work of the National Security Archive, the importance of access to information generally and the Freedom of Information Act in particular. The National Security Archive, an independent, non-governmental research institute and library located at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., collects and publishes the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.

Reminder: Thursday through Monday

As a reminder, we will not have class on Thursday (9/3).

I will not have e-mail access from Thursday morning until late Monday night.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Questions to Consider from Video

We'll be watching the video, "Signs of the Times" tomorrow in class (Tuesday, 9/1). Here are some questions you should consider:

  • In the video, “Signs of the Times” a variety of primitive information technology is shown. Describe some of these.

  • In the video, “Signs of the Times” experts commented on the future of the book. Describe one expert’s opinion on this.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Word and Blogger

A couple of you have mentioned having problems copying and pasting from Word into Blogger. I can't replicate the problem on my end but here's a solution you might try:

- Type text into Notepad
- Notepad is typically located in the Accessories folder (Start - All Programs - Accessories - Notepad)
- SAVE your Notepad document (yourdocument.txt)
- Highlight text and right click and select "Copy"
- Go to http://www.blogger.com
- Log in
- Click on "New Post"
- Right click and select "Paste"
- Then click on "Publish"

If this does not work you can always e-mail me your Notepad document as an attachment. It will be a text file (.txt).

We'll look at this in class on Tuesday for anyone who is having problems.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Videos on Information

We'll be watching a few of these videos in class tomorrow (8/27):

*Information R/evolution (5:29) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM

*A Vision of Students Today (4:44) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=user

EPIC (8:45) http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk/new-masterfs1.html

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) (4:34) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g&feature=user

The Internet Has a Face (4:42) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vROZGNo1P9Q

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Fall 2009

Welcome to LIB 103 for Fall 2009.

Plan to check this blog regularly for announcements, updates, and information for the course.

You'll find links to the syllabus and assignments to the right as well as updated news information on topics related to this course.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Extra Credit

All extra credit is due by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, 4/24) without exceptions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Reminder: How the Final Factors Into Grade

As you add up your points on the right side of your grade worksheet this equals your current grade. If you add up all your points and that equals 70 points, that is your current grade. A 70 = C.

You do not add up all the points and average those out of 90. Again, there is no "average" in this grading system.

If you were to have 70 points, you should take the final to try to get 10 more points to put you at an 80 which would equal a B.

So again, you add up all your points on the right side of your grade worksheet and this gives you your current point total which is your current grade. The final exam (if you take it) will add to that point total which will improve your grade.

But again, there is no AVERAGE in this system. You do not average your current grade out of 90. You add up all the points you have and use the system below to determine your grade:

A 90 - 100 Points
B 80 - 89 Points
C 70 - 79 Points
D 60 - 69 Points
F 59 Points or less

Absences and Grades

If you have missed more then 3 absences check your UNCW e-mail. I've sent you a message regarding this.

I plan on grading your final annotated bibliographies during the next couple of days and should be able to send you an individual e-mail by Saturday afternoon with your final grade.

If you have specific concerns please e-mail me (pembertona@uncw.edu) before then.

Friday, April 17, 2009

PowerPoint from Yesterday

The .ppt from yesterday's discussion about intellectual freedom and Internet safety is online: .ppt

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Next Week

If you are SURE you do not have to take the final you do not need to attend class on Tuesday (4/21). It will NOT count as an absence if you do not need to take the final and do not attend. We will be reviewing for the final exam that day.

The final exam will take place during your regular class time and room on Thursday (4/23).

If you are unsure about whether or not you need to take the final, please let me know (after class or via e-mail: pembertona@uncw.edu).

Reminder: Your grade is not based on an average. You should add up the points that you have to determine your current grade. You cannot "make up" for absences with extra credit. Those points (10 points per absence after 3 absences) should be deducted after all your points (including extra credit) have been added.

Extra Credit (2 points)

Even if you are not in class today you can get extra credit by completing a survey. Please follow the directions carefully. Even if you do not need extra credit I would appreciate you completing this survey.

1) Save this Word document to your computer: Survey (.docx) or (.doc)

2) Complete the survey being sure to save changes periodically. Questions that say, "Please check one" can be completed by putting an "X" next to the appropriate response. Do not put your name on the document.

3) Save your completed response.

4) E-mail the survey as an attachment to pembertona@uncw.edu

5) If the completed survey is received by Noon tomorrow (Friday, 4/17) you will receive 2 points extra credit

6) Your responses will not be associated with your name and will remain anonymous

7) If you saved the Word document to a library or UNCW computer please delete the document from the computer

Clips from Class

These are the clips we viewed in class about some of the "information issues" affecting libraries:

Information Literacy: http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/02/15/arts/1194837851726/the-21st-century-librarian.html

Digital Divide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ibP7cU0dQ&feature=related



PATRIOT Act: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoUit8DIUac

Sunday, April 12, 2009

No Office Hours on 4/13

I will not have my usual office hours on Monday (4/13).

As always you can e-mail me with any questions you have.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Reminder: News Reports

As your final news report (#5) is due on Thursday (16th) here are some reminders:

- Be sure that your news story is relevant to the class. It must be about libraries, the Internet, or information technology (not just any type of technology)

- Be sure to include all information about the news story (title, date, publication, author, url, etc.)

- Be sure it is a minimum of 250 words

- Be sure to include a summary and your reaction

Monday, April 06, 2009

Finding Sources for Part IV of Bibliography

Today in class we'll discuss (briefly) how you can find books and government documents for the next part of your bibliography.

You can use any combination of books and government documents.

To find books in Randall Library:
  • Use the library catalog (Library website - "Search Catalog")
  • Try searches such as "scholarly communication" if "scholarly communication crisis" doesn't work
  • Look to the left for icons that say "Reviews & More"

To find books at other libraries:

  • Use the WorldCat database (Library website - "Search Catalog" - "WorldCat" on right side of page under "Other Searches")

To find book reviews: http://library.uncw.edu/web/research/topic/bookreviews.html

To find previews of books in Google: http://books.google.com/

To find government documents:

  • Use the library catalog (Library website - "Search Catalog")
  • If you do not see a location for an item, click on the Title (it may be a government document available online)

Information Overload .ppt

The .ppt for our discussion about "information overload" is online: .ppt

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday (4/2)

On Thursday (4/2) we are meeting in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) in the Education Building (#127).

Reading Report #4 should be posted on your blogs BEFORE class on Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Organizing Information PowerPoint

The .ppt from Tuesday's lecture (3/24) is available online: .ppt

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Call Numbers and Thursday

Today in class we'll be talking about call numbers. To get practice understanding how books are put on the shelf in call number order, you can complete these exercises:



On Thursday we'll meet in our classroom but then will immediately head to the second floor for tours of Government Documents, Archives, and Special Collections. If you are late to class you'll need to find us upstairs (you will be counted as absent if you do not participate in these tours).

Monday, March 16, 2009

No Class on 3/17

We will not meet tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17th).

All due dates remain the same for the remainder of the semester. Check the syllabus for your next reading. The response is due before class on 3/24: http://library.uncw.edu/web/instruction/lib103/pemberton.html

We will have team activities on 3/19 AND on 3/24 and will cover the next three class periods of topics on 3/19 and 3/24.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Ms. Pemberton (pembertona@uncw.edu)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Accessing Reading #4

Reading #4: "The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative to Google" by Steven Bell. Chronicle of Higher Education (2/20/2004)

Post reading response on blog BY 3/3

You'll be using the library catalog to locate this article. Any time you have a citation for an article, this is the process you'd use to find the full text:

- Go to the library homepage (http://library.uncw.edu/)
- 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"
- Click on "Search within this publication"
- In the second search box, type in "Infodiet" (make sure to leave "Chronicle of Higher Education" in the top box)
- It should be the second result you retrieve

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Intellectual Property .ppt

The .ppt on intellectual property is online: .ppt

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Book Reviews

Today in class we'll briefly discuss book reviews and how you can utilize these reviews to help you with Assignment #2 (the Annotated Bibliography).

The library has a guide to finding book reviews: Go to the library website - Click on "Research Guides" - then in the third column (on the right) click on "Book Review Resources" (http://library.uncw.edu/web/research/topic/bookreviews.html).

In class I will pass out a worksheet about finding book reviews you can do for extra credit. Completion of this worksheet will give you 2 points extra credit.

It is due at the beginning of class on Thursday (2/19).

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Overview of Libraries and Scholarly Communication

The .ppt for today's lecture is available here: .ppt

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Good video about Second Life

Here's a great overview of Second Life and shows specifically how it can be used in a college or university: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL3D-59MbnY

Upcoming Extra Credit Opportunities

The following are extra credit opportunities for you:
  • Today, in class, you will briefly see Second Life. If you go to http://www.secondlife.com/ and create an account (which is free) and create an Avatar and explore Second Life (which requires you to download software to your computer) you can write a 250 word summary about your experience and get 2 points extra credit. You can either e-mail me (pembertona@uncw.edu) or post this summary to your blog. You can do this at any point during the semester (as long as it is submitted before 4/23).

There are three upcoming events sponsored by Randall Library. You can choose ONE of these and write a 250 summary of the event to receive 2 points extra credit. Of course you can participate in all three but you can only receive extra credit for ONE of these events. You can e-mail me your summary or post your summary to your blog.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another thought ...

From our discussion in the 11:00 class when Paul asked why older information isn't freely available online it occured to me after class that the main reason that many journal articles that are older (say, from the 1980's and 1990's) aren't online is because many are only available in print and it is a very expensive and time consuming process to digitize items and make them available.

Publishers can also sell these "backfiles" to libraries ($$$) so there's another reason that this stuff isn't all on the web for free.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Evaluating Information .ppt

The PowerPoint from today's lecture and discussion is available here: .ppt

Interesting Article about Wikipedia

"Editorial Row Engulfs Wikipedia"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Library Lingo

You are responsible for knowing the "library lingo" for this class and specifically for the test on 2/10.

Click on "Library Lingo" to the right to see the list.

The test on 2/10 will primarily focus on these terms. It will be multiple choice.

Video Available on Reserves

The video, "Signs of the Times" is now available at the Circulation Desk (the front desk) on reserve: http://uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/record=b1822917~S4

Make sure you bring this call number to the desk: P211 .S536 1996

You can check out headphones at the front desk as well and you can view this video in the library's viewing room: http://library.uncw.edu/web/outreach/maps/firstfloor.html on the first floor. This room is located past the Reference Desk on the right.

If you missed the video, you should view it before our first test on 2/10.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Past Week

If you missed watching the video, "The Signs of the Times" I'll be putting a copy of the video on reserves for you to watch. I'll alert you when it is available. It is a VHS copy so if you do not have a VHS player you can watch it in the library's viewing room.

On 1/15 we discussed the importance of information. Here are the videos (*) we watched (along with some others) and a couple of tutorials about the information cycle you might find useful:

*Information R/evolution (5:29) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM

*A Vision of Students Today (4:44) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=user

*EPIC (8:45) http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk/new-masterfs1.html

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) (4:34)

The Internet Has a Face (4:42) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vROZGNo1P9Q

The Information Cycle (Penn State University Libraries) http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/infocycle/infocycle.html

Information Cycle Timeline (Northwest Missouri State University) http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/courses/research/timeline.htm

Saturday, January 17, 2009


All assignments that are posted to your course blog are to be posted before class on the specified due date.

For example, for news report #1, you should post your news report before class on Tuesday.

Please give each posting a heading that refers to the assignment and the number of the posting (e.g. "News Report #1" or "Reading Response #1).

Friday, January 09, 2009

Extra Credit

It's early in the semester but there's already an extra credit opportunity for you.

On 2/3, we will be discussing Second Life (SL). SL is an online virtual world built and owned entirely by its residents. There are nearly 17 million people who use Second Life. It is a unique tool that allows for education, communication, and collaboration.

UNCW has recently purchased an island in SL and is looking for input from students about the design of the island.

If you attend this session and give feedback, you will receive 2 points extra credit. I'll be at the session and you can remind me of your name and I'll give you the extra credit.

Details of session:

When: Thursday, January 15, 3:30 - 5:00
Where: Hoggard 133

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Welcome to LIB 103 (Spring 2009)

Welcome to LIB 103 for Spring 2009.

Plan to check this blog regularly for announcements, updates, and information for the course.

You'll find links to the syllabus and assignments to the right as well as updated news information on topics related to this course.