All assignments will be submitted in Canvas. Please submit your blog URL to Canvas upon finishing your final post.


5 Reflective Blog Posts  20 Points

Literature Review 20 Points

Information Sources Review 10 Points

Context Book Review/Essay 10 Points

Research Paper 30 Points

Commenting, Engagement, and Participation in Course Blogging Community 10 Points

Assignment Deadlines

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.


No incompletes are given for this section of LIBR 200

Grading Scale
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97-100 A
94-96 A-
91-93 B+
88-90 B
85-87 B-
82-84 C+
79-81 C
76-78 C-
73-75 D+
70-72 D
67-69 D-
Below 67 F

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of “C” counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of “B” clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — LIBR 200, LIBR 202, LIBR 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of “A” will be assigned for outstanding work only.