Getting Started… with the Context Book Review Assignment

This “Getting Started” post will help you with:

  • Book Review Due 9/20: Students will read one book selected from the list provided and write a 750-1000 word reflection relating the topic and focus of the book to libraries or information environments, technology and information seeking behaviors.

View a video about the assignment:

Action Items:

  • Finish reading the book you selected from the list on the assignment page.
  • Read the assignment page and rubric for expectations and requirements.
  • Consider how your chosen book relates to key course themes, information science theories, and other course readings, as well as the research you have started doing on your information community.
  • Check out book review examples under the Assignments drop-down menu.
  • Use the Assignment Helper: Book Review to help you write your book review.
  • Publish your book review as a blog post. Include a list of references. Also consider including any images, video, or other media to complement your review.
  • Be sure to also submit the url of your book review to Canvas so your book review can be graded.

Read Some Sample Reviews:

Consent of the Networkedhttps://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-not-one-size-fits-all-privacy-and-access-for-diverse-information-communities/

The Information: https://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/tidal-wave-a-book-review-of-the-information-by-james-gleick/

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Betterhttps://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-smarter-than-you-think/

Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protesthttps://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-twitter-and-teargas-the-power-and-fragility-of-networked-protest/

But What if We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present as if it Were the Pasthttps://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-but-what-if-were-wrong-thinking-about-the-present-as-if-it-were-the-past/

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