Information Literacy and Research

Fall 2009 LIBS100 class 955

Research Assignment 2

Posted by Librarian on October 6, 2009

Research Assignment 2

Topic:

  • Ask a librarian (Chat with a reference librarian online. You ask questions and get answers, in real time from a reference librarian).

Objectives:

  • Function in a Windows operating system environment.
  • Access digital information and use library special online service.
  • Use email and use forward function in your email. 

Submit assignment format:  Please email your online chat transcript to the instructor by using forward in your email. After your instructor receiving your online chat transcript, your instructor will reply to you and tell you the grade. 

Deadline: 10/15/2009 ,  please don’t do this assignment in any of your class. 

Directions

  • Find a library that offers the online chat with a reference librarian (ask a librarian) service. Please see the suggested websites below.
  • Log on and chat with a librarian
  • Find a good topic and find some good questions before you chat with the librarian. For example: What are the library’s databases? What is APA citation style? What is information literacy? How to find the career information about your major (for example, careers in Information Technology field)?
  • Submit your assignment:  Please send your online chat transcript to your instructor via email by using forward. When you log on the online chat, you have to provide your email address to 24/7, after you completing your online chat, the 24/7 will send you the transcript via email. When you receive the transcript in your email in-box, (you can read all of your conversations with the online librarian.) Then you can click forward in your email and send your online chat transcript to your instructor.
  • When you forward the chat transcript to the Julie, please write your class section and your full name (last name and first name) in your email subject box.
  • Please write down the following information in your email: What did you learn from this online 24/7 chat?
  • The following are some suggested libraries that offer online chat with a reference librarian (you can also find an online chat service with an online librarian in other libraries.)

      Bryant & Stratton Virtual Library (24/7)

      Onondaga County Public Library

      The New York Public Library

      Library of Congress

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Write to learn 2

Posted by Librarian on October 6, 2009

Write to learn 2 (1 point)

 Due by 10/8/09 on LIBS100 Blog at https://libs100lzhu.wordpress.com/

  1. Please do a research on the web and answer the question: what is APA Citation Style? 
  2. What have you learned about APA citation in this class? 
  3. What question do you have for APA citation? 
  4. What question do you have when you use Bryant & Stratton College APA Style Guide?

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8 Step to Create APA Citations

Posted by Librarian on October 1, 2009

8 Step to Create APA Citations for Your Assignments

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PPT. Research Project

Posted by Librarian on September 25, 2009

PPT. Research Project and Rubric

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Research and Digital Expression Project Rubric Required Elements

Excellent

10-9.0

Fair

7.9 -7.0

Poor

6.9 & below

Total

Points

1. Selection of an original, meaningful research topic that is related to a personal or professional interest (10 points)        
2. Creation of an interesting title and sub-title that captured the identified audience’s attention (10 points)        
3. Selection of appropriate, inspiring, humorous and informative content that does not include inappropriate violent or graphic images or music and the selection must include at least one reputable print or electronic resource in the library (print source or the article in library database) (10 points)        
4. Selection of  10 quality images that may include scanned pictures, digital photos, or digital videos (10 points)        
5. Identification, selection and use of at least 10 quality pictures from the Internet (10 points)        
6. Creation of text that includes an introduction, body and conclusion and presents a well-written blend of original ideas with research findings, without infringement of plagiarism (10 points)        
7. Utilization of APA style and appropriate and correct in-text citations for all sources (10 points)        
8. Utilization of APA style and appropriate and correct Reference page citations for all sources (10 points)        
9. Demonstration of the ability to create and save the PPT. project file in the designated folder  (10 points)        
10. Submission of project on designated due date 10/8/09  (10 points)        

Sub Total of Points

       
         
Final Total Points        

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Research Assignment 1

Posted by Librarian on September 25, 2009

Research Assignment 1 (2 point) 

Deadline:  9/29/2009

  1. What is the URL of Bryant & Stratton College Virtual Library? 
  2. What kinds of information sources can you find from Bryant & Stratton College Virtual Library’s Website? 
  3. What is the URL of Bryant & Stratton College Syracuse North Campus Web Portal (our campus library’s web page)? 
  4. Find one Website related to your major from Bryant & Stratton College Virtual Library’s Website. What is the title of the website?What is the URL of the website? 
  5. Find one database (in Bryant & Stratton College Virtual Library) related to your study. Name of the database 
  6. Please physically go to the campus library and find one magazine related to your major. Title, Publisher, Volume number or issue number 
  7. Please physically go to the campus library and find one book related to your major. Title, Author(s) or editor(s), ISBN, Call number 

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Write to learn 1

Posted by Librarian on September 25, 2009

Write to learn 1 (1 point)

  1. What have you learned from the week 2, week 3 reading on the textbook – Essential Introduction to Computers and the additional reading online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
  2. What have you learned from the class lectures, activities and project?  
  3. What questions do you have for this class so far? 
  4. Do you have any suggestions for this class? 

Please use your own words to write one page reflection on what you have learned from week 2, week 4 readings, in class lectures, activities, project and your suggestions for this class.

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Course Grading

Posted by Librarian on September 25, 2009

Course Grading

Participation  

10%

Projects and oral presentation

30%

Quizzes

10%

Research assignments

10%

Career research paper

30%

Final exam

10%

Extra credits

5

Total

105

A standard grading scale of A 100-90, B 89-80, C 79-70, Below 70 = F. A minimum grade of C is necessary to pass the class.

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Welcome to LIBS100 class 955!

Posted by Librarian on September 24, 2009

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