Elin O'Hara, Senior Assistant Librarian
Feinberg Library 247
Phone: (518) 564-5187
Office Hours for Maymester: Tues.-Fri 10-11am or by appt.
Students will be able to…
It benefits you to attend class regularly since this class is in a condensed format, with each class building upon the others. There will be required in-class assignments completed each day that cannot be made up, therefore regular attendance during this course is ESSENTIAL for maintaining a passing grade. If you are unable to make a class due to an emergency, documentation verifying the serious nature of the emergency will be required the next class meeting. Any absences during the four-day course will result in a grade of an E.
20% Homework Assignments 30% Final Project 20% Final Exam 10% Participation 20%
In-class Assignments 20%
Homework Assignments 30%
Final Project 20%
Final Exam 10%
you cannot have your cell phone out during class! If your cell phone appears or rings during class, you will receive a zero for that day's in-class assignment and participation grades.
You must participate! I take note of the frequency and quality of everyone’s class participation. Do not expect to receive a passing class participation grade if I notice you IM’ing, emailing, not paying attention (i.e. back to the room), playing games, Facebooking, etc. You will receive a zero for class participation that day if I notice any of the aforementioned behaviors. Any rudeness to your classmates or myself will not be tolerated. In the event your behavior becomes untenable you will be asked to leave, you will receive zeros for class participation and the missed in-class assignments. One more item…
Homework assignments are to be placed in the homework basket at the front of the classroom by the beginning of each class period. You are expected to do this without being reminded. Assignments turned in after the beginning of class will not be accepted. If for some reason you are turning in an assignment to me outside of class, the HW drop-box in the Reference Room must be used. Furthermore, my name MUST be prominently displayed at the top of the assignment; assume the assignment will be lost if you do not include this. Other than a late HW submission authorized by me in advance, in-person delivery is the only acceptable method of delivering homework. DO NOT copy anyone else’s assignments or “work with” someone else from class. You will receive a zero for the assignment and/or be reported to the Dean of Students if I suspect plagiarism. Moreover, there are so few HW assignments, keep in mind that each missing HW assignment can lower your final average roughly 5-10 points.
A: 100-93 A-: 92-90 B+: 89-87 B: 86-83 B-: 82-80 C+: 77-79 C: 73-76 C-: 72-70 D+: 67-69 D: 63-66 E: Below 63
Final Grade Scale
E: Below 63
|Section C Course Dates||Class Topics||Readings/Links Assigned||In-class Assignments||Homework Assignments|
|May 26||Intro. to the Library & information organization, The research process||All the links listed under Class 1||Beginning Your Research, Keywords vs. Subject Headings to be started in class||Journaling, Read ALL Class 1 links, 3 citations, Finish Beginning Your Research, Prepare presentations|
|May 27||The research process, library catalog searching (cont'd), Boolean Searching, Database Selection||All the links listed under Class 2||Call Numbers Quest, Finding Info. 1 & 2 to be started in class,||Journaling, Read ALL Class 2 links, Excel spreadsheet, Boolean Searching, Prepare presentations|
|May 28||Boolean searching, access points, Citations, Existing Research||All the links listed under Class 3||Taking Adv. of Existing Research, Bibliography Survivor||
Journaling, Read ALL Class 3 links, Take Home Final, Prepare presentations||May 29||Problems of the Internet Age, Website Evaluation/Best practices||
Website Evaluation, Plagiarism|