Reflection Blogging

Reflection Blogging: Five 200 word minimum blog posts will serve as a reflection journal for the modules include in our course content. 20 points


After establishing a blog through our site, you will be using this electronic publishing medium to share your thoughts and ideas on participatory service as you progress through the course. Reflection blogging will allow you to explore course modules and apply your own critical take on the topics. After reading and exploring a module, write a blog post about the experience and how you believe the issue/topic impacts library service. What might change? What could we do differently? Where do the readings/videos/sites take you in your thinking about library or information work? Feel free to reflect on the module as a whole, a selected article that resonated, or anything that sparked your thinking about the module topic.


Five posts of 200 words are required, though you are free to write more if inspired.

  • Your blog posts are a place to reflect and to process concepts and experiences related to the themes of the course. Think of it as a journal that is intended to help you clarify your thoughts while contributing and sharing openly on the Web. Part of the challenge in blogging is packing meaning into a few short paragraphs. You might also find you’ll write a reflection post in response to one of your classmates’ postings.
  • Let your blogging be a reflection of your own curiosity and ideas about our course. Follow your thoughts where they go. Ponder, for example, how the ideas you are encountering might inform your practice as a librarian or information professional. It is entirely acceptable to “think aloud” via your blog. (This post by Gardener Campbell influenced the presentation of this assignment:
  • Link out to other URLs when appropriate
  • Add images and embed media when appropriate
  • If you are using media, information on embeds can be found at

Posting and Submission 

All postings will be published to your blog by the date specified. Because we use feeds and readers for this class, individual post URL submissions are not required. At the end of the semester, you will submit your blog URL to Canvas for grading. The Reflection Blog assignment is cumulative.


Reflection Blogging Rubric

Criteria Points
Effective use of blog mechanism, enhanced with links and media over the course of the semester
5 pts
Blog entries demonstrate awareness of most of the key issues raised through readings and/or class activities
5 pts
Blog entries convey evidence of a personal response to the issues raised in the readings/ activities, and demonstrate that the author is capable of reflecting on course content.
5 pts
Five blog entries are submitted on time, other entries may be included
2.5 pts
Delivery mechanism is error free (text, graphics, etc)
2.5 pts
Total Points: 20