Thank you for posting this, this gives me a great idea of some of the courses that one can take in library school. :-)
Haha, you’re very welcome - and I’m glad I could inadvertently help! I would have also taken a couple of YA and education modules, but I have a background as an English teacher so I decided to go with new stuff instead. I have more details about the courses I’ve taken in my MLIS tag. Also feel free to send an ask if you want to ask about anything I’ve taken.
Oh my sweet library god. I just made a list for myself and I need to put it on here to show off a little (!). Humour me, lovelies.
Mod 1 - Information and Reference Services (10 credits) Mod 2 - Research Methods I (7.5 credits) Mod 3 - Information Architecture (5 credits) Mod 4 - Management for Info Profs (5 credits) Mod 5 - Creating and Publishing Digital Media (5 credits) Mod 6 - Research Methods II (7.5 credits) Mod 7 - Organisation of Info, Cataloguing and Metadata (10 credits)
Mod 8 - Digital Libraries (5 credits)
Mod 9 - Web Publishing (5 credits)
Capstone Project - group project and thesis (30 credits)
See that? 10 credits left to earn! And by 17th December, I will be finished my MLIS! (Take that fate…)
SAME. The Director sent out a email about it and I’ve been paranoid ever since. But I still do it.
LOL I’m at work right now!
I’m pretty sure this is universal. How else could you all explain filling up my dash during my GMT +1 evening?! Tumblarians are breaking social networking rules, left, right and centre! (And I love them for it.)
My excuse? I’m writing an MLIS essay about Tumblr tagging…
I have had some excellent responses to my Tumblr plea for help. Thanks to all you lovely Tumblarians who took time out of your weekends to send me your tagging styles. I truly appreciate your help.
My essay is mainly looking at how Tumblr could be seen as an example of how user-driven metadata seeks out rules, order and organisation (and saying this, not necessarily the same rules for different communities within Tumblr). I’m finding it fascinating.
I’ve spent much of today trawling through Tumblr’s shady crevices - namely tags ranting about Tumblr etiquette and much echoed rules like “Don’t tag your hate” and “How to tag for triggers” amongst others - and it’s been very revealing. Once I’m done with this essay, I’m hoping to compile a post made up of all these rules, as well as how tagging actually works.
Oh, and also: it’s not too late to telling me about your tagging and tracking, so do send me an ask if you have a couple of minutes to spare (details in above link).
If I could be so bold as to ask for a moment of your time, Tumblarians…
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m writing a paper on “user-added metadata” - as in, folksonomies or ‘tagging’ - and I’d be really interested (and incredibly grateful!) to hear your answers to the following questions.
Which tracked tags do you view most on Tumblr?
What library/librarian tags do you track on Tumblr?
Which (if any) tags/hashtags do you follow on other social media sites such as Twitter or Pinterest?
That heart attack moment when you realise you have forgotten about a web publishing assignment that’s due at 12pm tomorrow. ACK. Best get coding…
We all mean different things when we say the same word and we all use different words to say the same thing.
- My Digital Libraries professor, KS
(One example is ‘course’ v ‘module’.)
I’ve been trawling through qualitative data analysis allllll day and I am so tired. I’m finding small things frustrating - like not being able to scroll through documents like normal, but having to click on the downward arrow. Oh and the fact that the text select is clumsy. But I have to keep going. This needed to be done days ago…
Back to mah data.
(Incidentally,does anyone else use Dedoose for this or do people prefer N Vivo? Or something else?)
So in MLIS news…
An online assignment I submitted in August has been lost and the file on my laptop is corrupted. (It flashes up saying it can’t read the XML file.) I’ve managed to recover some of it by reading it as a Google Doc but about ten questions are gone. Argh. Looks like I’ll have to do those again.
I also have two major assignments which are due really soon. They’re both make-up assignments from last semester. (For those new to my blog, I missed half a semester due to illness.) One is a hefty qualitative research report (which involves a lot of coding - thank Merlin for Dedoose) and the other is a more traditional essay on Cataloguing. I’ve had to request an extension for the latter as I’m finding it hard to keep up with current classwork and do these catch-up assignments from last year.
I’m enjoying the classes I’m taking this semester - Web Publishing and Digital Libraries, for anyone who’s interested. I’m really looking forward to having the catch up work out of the way so I can focus on the present.
I’ve applied for a bottom rung library job, so we’ll see how that goes.
My lecturer and I may have fangirled over the Lizzie Bennet Diaries in today’s Digital Libraries class. We had to stop squeeing when we realised the rest of the class hadn’t watched it (yet).
(Incidentally it was used as an example of two different “works”, one an adaptation of the other, using vastly different media.)
Semester 3, Week 2
So how are all the MLISers doing? I’m heading to bed early in order to be up bright and early tomorrow morning to finish my reading for an afternoon class. Week 2 isn’t going to be particularly heavy, but I have an essay and a report due in two weeks so I’m going to try to make some (major) headway this week. (I’m going to a wedding this weekend so I doubt there’ll be much time for studying.)
This week, I’m excited about:
- The fact that my e-learning account has finally been updated;
- My effervescent Digital Libraries lecturer kicking ass (as usual);
- Hopefully making a little cash from selling last year’s textbooks; and,
- Sampling the huge new range of gluten free snacks in the Students’ Union shop.
This week I’m nervous about:
- Picking the right essay title for my Cataloguing assignment (I kind of wish I had less choice);
- Walking a few miles a day on a really sore foot; and,
- Overcoming my weird sleep-cycle in order to properly wake up in time for 9-5 desk-work.
I’m aware these aren’t necessarily library school-related, but life is life, even if you’re a future librarian. :)
How is everyone else getting on? Any highs or lows?
Group Projects: the show where everyone is offended by some decision and the points do matter!
Truer words were never spoken! This semester I have ZERO group projects, and after the joy of eleven over the last two semesters, I am thanking the MLIS gods on high.
Today was my first day back. Semester Three of my MLIS is going to be pretty different from the first two. I’m basically catching up on the second half of last semester, which I missed because I was in hospital. I’m finishing some of my assignments on my own (which seemed like a good idea a few months ago, but isn’t quite so appealing now) and then I’m also taking two modules. So from having 10+ contact hours last semester, I’m down to a grand total of 3-4, all of which are over by 12pm on Tuesday. While the prospect of a five-day weekend is hella tempting (!) I’m not going down that route. There are very few part-time internships available, but I’ll look hard. If that doesn’t work, I’ll try to find some other kind of work. I’ve also decided to allocate at least one full day a week to work on my book (I’ve been playing with it for a year and I figure I need to actually see if it’s going to work).
So that’s where I am at the moment.
Calling all Tumblarians!
If you’re like me, there were bound to be some gaps or blind spots in your library school education. So I decided to start putting together a list of Open Access resources that are available and would be useful for other information professionals, but since lots of heads are better than one, I decided to open it up for other people to contribute!
The GoogleDoc I’ve created for the list is open for anyone to view or edit, so feel free to contribute any resources you find. My only request is that you make sure it’s legally available.
Anyway, you can find the document here and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone finds!