Mid Term Blogging Check In

Hey all – I want to offer a mid term check in for the Blog reports assignment. 

The mid-term check in is optional. I am glad to chat with each of you who would like to via any of the channels we have available to us. Please let me know if you’d like to text chat on Zoom IM, message here on the site or email as a way to check in on how each of you are doing. I will be on Zoom IM as much as possible throughout the next few days. Please send me an IM, site message or email and we’ll discuss via the channel of your choosing.

Blog Reports Due Dates: (See assignment page for full descriptors.)


  • Blog Post #1: Introduce yourself. (Participation) 1/26
  • Blog Post #2: Describe the Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. 2/9
  • Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community. 3/1
  • Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 3/8
  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 4/26
  • Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale. 5/3
  • Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies 5/10
  • Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. (Participation)  5/11

I wrote my doctoral dissertation on blogging librarians, was reminded of this post today thinking about your blogging: http://tametheweb.com/2007/09/23/modeling-the-role-of-blogging-in-librarianship-librarian-why-do-you-blog/ 🙂 (Featured image is from a poster I did about my research at UNT)

17 thoughts on “Mid Term Blogging Check In

  1. Carol Ng-He

    @michael Thanks for offering the option for the mid-term check in! Just so that I understand the logistics, are we going to sign up for a time slot to have one-on-one with you? Or it is like the other Zoom sessions that are open to all students in the class and for us to drop in?

  2. Rachael R

    @michael Hi all – I am happy to sign in to a group zoom session, or just a quick 1 on 1 – I feel like the group sessions are great because I get to hear other folks ideas, and stumbling blocks etc.
    Hope everyone is doing well in this crazy time –

  3. Nikki Ryan

    Hi Michael,
    I’d really appreciate a check in via email. I am a little underwater with the San Francisco shelter in place order and having to take care of my kiddos 24/7 (gritted teeth emoji)
    Thanks very much

  4. Liz Farinella

    Hi. Would love to do a zoom meeting. I am transitioning to working at home starting tomorrow. Friday afternoon or next Monday / Tuesday would be great. Thanks ~ Liz

  5. Andrea Nicole Pickering

    Hi Professor,

    I would really like a check in too. Thank you so much for offering this. I am available anytime for a month. Placer County in California is on lock down as well.


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