Welcome to the Global Information Professional (Module 11)

Greetings! This week’s module explores global librarianship and the work LIS professionals are doing all over the world. The guest lecture is created by Jan Holmquist, creator of the library learning program 23 Mobile Things. I have called librarianship the “ultimate service profession” and this modules illustrates that idea on an international level. I recorded a supplemental lecture on some of my participation in the profession around the world and a video about the progressive libraries in Denmark. After this, the rest of the modules will explore various aspects of librarianship and serving our communities. This is meant to introduce you to topics covered in depth in future classes.

View the Dokk1 & Next Library Video if you have time!

Action Items:

  • The Literature Review is due Sunday 11/12 by 5pm PT, submitted to Canvas as a Word doc or PDF.
  • Review the Literature Review rubric closely.
  • Proof your work closely and check your APA for correct formatting.
  • Our work moves on to the Literature Review and Research Paper. Please plan your writing time accordingly for the due dates. These assignments require careful attention to detail, synthesis of your research to course content, and finely crafted academic prose.This is to be your most polished, scholarly, and effective writing of the semester.
  • Don’t miss the Literature Review Q & A group – great questions! I’ll be monitoring it all week. You can also site message or email me.

Upcoming Assignments:

Grading Reminder:

Grading will be based on 100 possible points.

  • All assignments are due on Sundays and must be turned in by 5 p.m.
  • Late submissions will be reduced by 20% of the total points possible for that assignment.
  • If life circumstances require students to request an extension, please do so several days before the assignment is due or as soon as possible.
  • Communication and interaction throughout the semester via the course site is expected and required.
  • No incompletes are given for this section of INFO 200

Featured Image: New Zealand pasture 

2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Global Information Professional (Module 11)

    1. Michael Stephens Post author

      @mollygee Thanks for your feedback. The latter modules are intended to be more informative because everyone is working so hard. Right now we are polishing a complete update to Mod 14… super excited. It will be more about our evolving roles as information professionals.

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