Category Archives: Classwork reflection

The final classwork reflection

It’s finally here.  We’ve come to the end of the second semester and all that’s left to complete before graduation is our capstone project. As part of the tidy up of my blog I’ve been reviewing my posts from the … Continue reading

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Artefact 5 – lesson plan

I developed this lesson plan as part of  one of my other classes, Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator. The assignment was to develop an information literacy course of my choice.  I created a scenario where I was designing a … Continue reading

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Elevator pitch

Hi, my name is Caroline Rowan.  I worked in financial services for 13 years in a variety of areas, acquiring customer service, project management, teamwork, communication and time management skills along the way.  I recently went back to college to become … Continue reading

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Artefact reflection 2 – Questionnaire

This reflection focuses on a questionnaire I developed for my Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator class. I decided to use SurveyMonkey for this, as I had never created an online survey before and I know from completing other surveys … Continue reading

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The Open Access debate

One of the biggest debates taking place in academia these days is the issue of Open Access.  For those of you not familiar with the term Open Access it is, according to the overview created by Peter Suber of the Harvard Open … Continue reading

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Artefact reflection 1 – podcast

This week we have been asked to post and blog about one Course artefact that demonstrates competencies or experience we have acquired or developed.   According to the Chambers dictionary (online edition)  an artefact (or artifact) is: noun 1 a handcrafted object, eg a tool, … Continue reading

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Alternative careers for library professionals

This week we’ve been asked to look at alternative careers for LIS professionals.  We’ve had a lot of discussions in various classes on this course about libraries and librarianship and we’ve been fortunate enough to have guest speakers come to … Continue reading

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Design and use

The challenge of working in a digital environment is that the old analog methods of managing data don’t work.    Where once users were content to wait for access to materials, now they expect everything to be instant and online. … Continue reading

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Digitisation, crowd-sourcing and access – information in the Digital Age.

This week we have been asked to reflect on digitisation and digital humanities.  The timing couldn’t be better because as luck would have it, we were fortunate enough to have a fantastic lecture yesterday (03 April 2013) from Hugh Murphy … Continue reading

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Hack Library School – The tweet is out there

This week we were invited to join Hack Library Schools’ Day in the Life project where we were to either Tweet or Blog (or both) about life as an LIS student.  Given the volume of workload we have coming up … Continue reading

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