Going through all my classes and comparing them with the SJSU MLIS Core Competencies, I found that I am lacking the Core Comp K – learning theory. I did a little bit in my last class LIBR244 with the final project. But to be on the safe side, I should take a class that indicates this Core Comp. Class LIBR250 does this but I am on the waiting list for summer. We’ll see if I get in for summer or will have to take it for fall. 😦
Finally, Spring 2015 is over. It seemed like a long semester Maybe I’m just getting a little burned out with school. I think I did alright for my two classes. LIBR244- Online Searching taught me to remember to use field parameters when searching databases. For example, narrowing in on the AUthor or ABstract for a search. The final project was a training packet I did for a fictional library orientation class. Had to finish it a little earlier than I anticipated since it was due on Wednesday not Friday.
The LIBR259 – Preservation Management class started out fun with the book soaking project. I learned a lot about digital preservation and now I have lots of ideas as to what to do for the library’s archives. But the class ended with a difficult final project to create a preservation policy for, as I choose, the university’s document archive. I’d wish I would have chosen a different partner with the speed of the feedback that I received but in all think it turned out OK.
What’s next, a summer class. I am hoping this will be fun. It’s the American Revolution in Second Life. I don’t know what to expect since it is a virtual world. I am hoping that it will be a light class.
Two more classes to go until I graduate. I cannot believe it.
It’s nearly Spring Break. I needed to access the roadmap on this blog so I decided to check in as well. It seems like a Tale of Two Courses this semester. The Preservation Management course is fun and engaging but flies at a fast pace. It is difficult to keep up at times. I have two starting working on Project 3 and Project 4 nearly at the same time. The final project, #4, being one that will need time to pursue.
The Advance Search class is slow. Units can range over 2-3 weeks. Sometimes project will sneak up on me because I was concentrating on the Preservation class. I have homework searches and a short presentation due this week and before Spring Break.
This semester seems to be dragging along. Can’t wait to finish it and my degree. I am learning a lot from the Preservation class that I can use at work to improve our archive.
Well the spring semester at SJSU has started, started on Jan. 22, and I already feel I am running behind. I missed my first real discussion posting deadline in Preservation Management (LIBR259). It’s been a difficult transition getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break. I also don’t know exactly what I am doing in the Advanced Web Searching class (LIBR244). I do know that there is a lot of reading upfront and that’s what I have been doing.
Preservation management has the potential to be a fun class. There is no textbook and the instructor is a practiced expert in the field. I’m excited about the first assignment, soaking a book. As for web searching, it’s too early to tell how this class will go.