Course Schedule

January 12

  • Topic: Introduction to the Course
  • Powerpoint: January 12
  • Handouts: Spring 2011 Syllabus

January 19

  • Topic: Wikipedia and Project
  • Meet in Jepson 108
  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 1. Sign up for a Wikipedia account before coming to class.
  • Powerpoint: January 19

January 26

February 2

  • Topic: Types of information resources & The Research Process
  • Powerpoint: February 2

February 9

  • Topic: Library Basics
  • Prep: Read this article before coming to class and be prepared to discuss it.
    Gayton, Jeffrey T. (2008). Academic Libraries: “Social” or “Communal?” The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 60-66.
  • Due: Topic declaration
  • Powerpoint: February 9

February 16

  • Topic: Classification and Organization
  • Powerpoint: February 16

February 23

  • Topic: Reference Resources and Search Basics
  • Due February 25: Blackboard midterm exam
  • Powerpoint: February 23

March 2 – Spring Break

  • NO CLASS MEETING

March 9

  • Topic: Library Catalogs
  • Bring your laptop if you have one
  • Prep:
  • Powerpoint: March 9

March 16

  • Topic: Periodicals
  • Due: Catalog Exercise
  • Prep: Read this article and be prepared to discuss in class.
    Broad, William J. (1983). Notorious Darsee Case Shakes Assumptions About Science. The New York Times, June 14.
  • Powerpoint: March 16

March 23

  • Topic: Databases and ILL
  • Bring your laptop if you have one
  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 4.  References to 5 books posted on your article.
  • Prep:
  • Powerpoint: March 23

March 30

  • Topic: The Internet & Search Engines
  • Due: Database Exercise
  • Prep:
  • Powerpoint: March 30

April 6

  • Topic: Evaluating Internet Resources
  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 5.  References to 5 periodical articles posted on your article.
  • Prep:
  • Powerpoint: April 6

April 13

  • Topic: Digital Libraries and Collections
  • Due: Search Engine Exercise
  • Prep:
  • Powerpoint: April 13

April 20

  • Topic: Usability and Review for Final Exam
  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 6.  References to 3 websites posted on your article.
  • Prep: Please bring your laptops!!  You will be participating in and conducting usability analysis.  Breakfast will be provided!
  • Powerpoint:

Wednesday, April 27th 8:30am – 11am

  • In-class Final Exam

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