LIBS 001: Library Skills for an Information Society (Fall 2016: Mon & Wed, 1:00-1:50PM, 1 unit): Journal Entries

This course is open to all students. This class is part of the CIN! (Change it Now!) Learning Community. CIN! is a year long, accelerated writing and leadership program designed to empower students interested in social change, who would also like to trans

Journal Entry #1

Prompt:

Read over what you wrote down in response to my questions. Each of these is a potential topic. As time progresses and your life inevitably changes, this list will change. Take at least three topics you listed above and for each topic tell me
briefly why it interests you in particular. What is your connection to the topic? What do you already know and what do you WANT to know about this topic?

Journal Entry #2

Prompt:

After yesterday's election results, please reflect on the role of the media  (think: texts; i.e. social media, radio, television, newspapers) and how it may (or may not) played a factor in the way people voted, especially how you voted?

Journal Entry #3:

Prompt:

What kind of information technology (i.e., social media, apps, library databases, etc.) do you use or come into contact in your daily life?

1.) Give me an example about an experience you've had with information technology which made you feel really empowered or hopeful?

2.) Give me an example about an experience you've had with information technology which made you feel really disempowered or angry?

Journal Entry #4:

Prompt:

1.) What kind of knowledge and information do you have that makes a powerful difference in your life?

 

2.) What knowledge or information don't you have that, if you had it, would radically transform your life?

Journal Entry #5:

Prompt:

1.) What library concepts and/or library skills did you find most useful in this course?

 

2.) What recommendations do you have for improving the class?