Yep – that’s right – it’s time for me to finish up my first term. If you don’t see me writing for the next week – that’s why.
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Well, the term is winding down and I have a grant proposal to write for one of my classes! I’m choosing a real situation from our library to write a fake grant proposal for – that way when I’m done I can give my research to the people here and they can alter it to fit the application requirements for a real grant. My grant is going to be for [ Read More ]
I was just reading my latest Library Journal and came across an article in Feeback titled “ALA’s alternate to an MLS.” In it Leslie Burger makes me very happy I’ve asked Dan O’Connor (chair, ALA Education Committee) to focus his group’s attention on creating an action plan for reforming library education at the ALISE/ALA Education forum planned for Midwinter 2007 in Seattle. Rather than getting educators and practitioners together for [ Read More ]
David Weinberger posts over at Joho the Blog about the need for people who can find information (librarians ) in the future: I noted that I’m not up on what the library sci grad schools are teaching, but that there will be a big demand for people who can help us find, understand and reuse information (or, as I like to think of it, create an infrastructure of meaning). We’re [ Read More ]
Yep – I’m going to be broke! Apparently, I have chosen to go to the most expensive MLIS program available to me (well almost – at least in state). From OPL Plus: Cheapest in-state: San Jose State University, $6,300, runner up: Emporia State University, $6,636 Cheapest out-of-state: University of Alabama, $7,640, runner up: San Jose State University, $9,030 Most expensive in-state: Drexel University, $35,100, runner up: Syracuse University, $29,016 Most [ Read More ]
[quick intro – this is for my Professional/Social Aspects of Information Services course – the bolded headings are provided for us and then we fill in the info below. I will post these for all to read after they are graded each week – because they’re the kinds of things I would normally write here. This week I got a 3 out of 3 This is also the journal I [ Read More ]
Neat title – not mine Solution Watch has a great thread titled Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were [ Read More ]
I already have 3 discussion boards to keep up with for my classes, and now I’ve signed up for WebJunction so that I can participate in the LIS Faculty & Student Lounge. Many of my classmates are already signed up – if you’re a student it’s worth signing up to talk to others in the same boat as you.
So week one is done – well sort of (I have until Sunday) – it’s time to share with you my conclusions. First, this is going to be extremely difficult – juggling work and home and school. Second, this is going to be fun! So this week I read 6 chapters, 2 articles, and about 600 discussion posts between all three courses – and that’s only the first week!! I [ Read More ]
I have decided I have way too much school work to keep up with my 150+ blogs – I’m going to be parring down my list. I logged into Bloglines to find that I had over 1500 posts to read today – that’s just too much with hundreds of pages of reading per week for my classes. Please bear with me while I get the hang of this online learning [ Read More ]