Category Archives: Dominican University GSLIS

Contextual readings for LIS701

These are the books I’ve chosen as the contextual readings for my LIS701 class. 5 students will read each book and then late in the semester we will have a book discussion. We’ll look at how each book relates to themes we’ve studied and the LIS profession as a whole.

Anderson, Chris. (2006) The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is selling Less of More. Hyperion.

Beck, John and Wade, Mitchell. (2004) Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is reshaping Business Forever. HBS Press.

Friedman, Thomas. (2005). The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. Riverhead Books.

Surowiecki, James. (2005) The Wisdom of Crowds. Anchor Books.

Week One at Dominican: “It’s All Good” (or A Huge Thank You to Alane and Everyone at IAG!”

GET OUT! Thanks Alane and everyone at the “It’s All Good” blog! What a surprise to get this in the mail today!

This has been a wonderful first week. Dominican GSLIS faculty and staff are some of the nicest folks to work with (and I’m NOT sucking up) and I’m in love with this campus! I’ve worked on my syllabi, spent some time on the proposal and read many of the new faculty type things. The weird thing is I don’t actually teach until Monday September 11…. so I have another week of prep and finding my way… etc.

I will proudly display “It’s all Good” in my office at Dominican, tell everyone the story who asks, and remember what the biblioblogosphere has done for me. Thank you.

Day One at Dominican

Day One at Dominican

Originally uploaded by mstephens7.

Greetings from my new office in Lewis Hall! Things are well here — the campus is bustling like I’ve never seen (having only taught weekends) and the folks in GSLIS are incredible.

Yesterday, I attended Convocation and spent some time meeting and greeting. Today, more of the same. My heartfelt thanks to all who have emailed or IMed to ask how things were going as this transition continues.

LIS753 Group Projects!

Yesterday, we had the group project presentations in my summer course. We had 6 groups. Here are some of the resources, tools and bibliographies they created while looking at social tools in libraries!

Flickr Group:

Podcast group:

RSS Group: Planning Blog: | Bookmarks

Social networking: Download PDF of their PPT!

Wikis group:

LIS753: How OPACS Suck

In the last weekend meeting of LIS753, we touched on the OPAC. I promised the class I’d share Karen Schneider’s incredible series:

How OPACS Suck, Part 1: Relevance Rank (Or the Lack of It)
How OPACS Suck, Part 2: The Checklist of Shame
How OPACS Suck, Part 3: The Big Picture

There are no required readings for the August class meeting, but give these a try. The may give you inspiration for a blog post!

LIS753 Student Blogs!!!

Heidi K:
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Katie c.:
Katy T.:

Next up: we all subscribe in Bloglines! How do I make an OPML file???