Spring 2013 semester is over. Yeah. I should be getting A’s in both LIBR202 – Information Retrieval and LIBR287 – Hyperlinked Library. LIBR287 was definitely more fun and more educational. LIBR287 has a more futuristic syllabus and offers information that I can apply to work immediately. In fact, I created a Twitter account @LLULibraries inspired in part from the Hyperlinked Library class.
LIBR202, on the other hand, was a bit dry. I don’t think that I learned that much or that much useful information that I could apply to work. I was thinking it would help with searching databases but it was a class on information retrieval theory more than application. I guess that is why they call it a core-class. And I got dinged for using Wikipedia as a source. Grant it, I know it’s not a scholarly source, but I was using it to explain an acronym. I feel that common knowledge like this is trustworthy on Wikipedia. Maybe that’s the problem; APA citations are not needed with “common knowledge.” Anyway, the ding didn’t make a big difference in my grade.