I started this blog before deciding to go back to grad school for Library Science. I didn’t post much, because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say. Now that I’m in school I have a good use for the blog.
I started school in January of 2014, so ideally I would have posted weekly about my experiences in the one course I’m taking, Reference (Z501). I didn’t. So now that the semester is almost over, I’m going to look back at what I learned and post as much as I can.
The first thing I discovered is that I really like the whole reference thing. I love looking things up! The best thing about having a smart phone is the ability to find answers anytime you want them. For the most part, a smart phone is used to find trivial information like which actor was in what movie, and which members of The Doors are still living. If you’re like me, and you’re compelled to make the effort to find this information, you’re probably a reference librarian wannabe.
Here’s what I hope to do with this blog before the summer academic session begins:
- Do a few posts about the assignments I completed in 501
- Post some of the resources given to us by the professor (in an easier to use format)
- Post the two informal papers that I had to write for class
- Maybe talk about the three guest lectures we had
In the summer, I’ll be taking two classes and one workshop. On Mondays and Wednesdays I’m in Z503, Representation and Organization. Tuesdays and Thursdays is Z604, Topics in Library and Information Science. The topic I’m taking is Information Use Through Social Media. The workshop is Z603, Workshop in Library and Information. I’ll be taking the one on Podcasting. So posts about those classes should be coming your way.
This blog won’t be about me trying to look like some kind of scholar. I don’t think I’m the scholarly type. I just want to optimize my learning by sharing it with others. Here we go!