February 16th

February 9th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about classification and organization.

February 9th

February 2nd, 2011

To prepare for our Feb. 9th class on Library Basics, please:

  • Read this article: Gayton, Jeffrey T.  Academic Libraries: “Social” or “Communal?” The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries.  The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 60-66.  There is a copy on reserve or you can find it online.  Use the Journal Finder on the library homepage and type in the name of the journal.  We will discuss it in class.
  • REMINDER: Your topic submission is due!

February 2nd

January 26th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about types of information sources and the Research Process.

  • REMINDER: Your topic submission is due February 9th.

January 26th

January 19th, 2011

For this class, we are meeting back in the library.  Jim will show us some hands on editing for your Wikipedia project so please feel free to bring your laptops.  If you do not have a laptop, be prepared to takes notes.  This class will be very beneficial to you and will save you a lot of time and frustration.

You must complete the survey.  It is part of your participation grade.

January 19th

January 12th, 2011

Remember that we are meeting in Jepson 108!

To prepare for our session with Jim Groom on Wikipedia, please do the following:

To save time, you need to register for a Wikipedia account before coming to class on the 19th.  Directions are in the Wikipedia Tutorial:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial_%28Registration%29.

If you are having trouble with this, we can help you in class.

Welcome to LIBS101

December 17th, 2010

Welcome to LIBS101 – Library and Internet Resources.  This 1-credit course is being offered in Spring 2011.  The first class meeting is on Wednesday, January 12th from 10AM to 10:50AM in Simpson Library 225.

Course description:
Introduction to college library resources with an emphasis on techniques of research, particularly on the World Wide Web. Students learn the basics of library and information literacy and become proficient in finding, using, and evaluating information in both print and electronic formats.

Put simply, we will learn best practices for doing academic research using resources found through the library and on the web.

I am looking forward to the semester.  See you January 12th!