Reflection Timeline on Course Content

Virtual Symposium

For my reflection and virtual symposium of the course content this semester I decided to use Knightlab Timeline.  This is a great digital humanities tool that allows you to build a timeline in Google sheets and then translate it into a presentation.    I have had the opportunity to work with this application once before and it stretched my technical abilities as it requires Html coding for any formatting options.  Often, for me, a 2nd go at a new application solidifies my abilities and confidence, so I felt like this was a great opportunity to do just that.

This class taught me so much and I believe I reflected some of those core takeaways in this project.  What I will miss most about this class is the course assigned readings.  ( I can’t say I’ve ever made such a broad statement about a class before).  The course readings this semester were wonderful and engaging.  Dr. Stephens- if you ever launch a newsletter with a “what I am reading this week” section I would be the first to sign up.

With all that, I close out this Fall 2020 Semester.


Link To TimeLine



Casey, M. E., & Savastinuk, L. C. (2007). Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service. Medford, N.J: Information Today.

Claire Sewell & Danny Kingsley (2017) Developing the 21st century academic librarian: The research support ambassador programme. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 23(2-3), 148-158, DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2017.1323766

Stephens, M. (2016). The heart of librarianship: attentive, positive, and purposeful change. American Library Association.

Schneider,K.G. (2006). The user is not broken: A meme masquerading as a manifesto. Free Range Librarian.

Media Credit

Blg3. (2009). All New Librarian Action Figure.

Eden, Janine, & Jim. (2020). Fortitude With Face Mask.

Lucio,A (2011). cores.

Prachatai. (2020). Covid-19.

Nilsson, S. (2015). colorful droplets.

Raymond, N. (2014). Sideling Hill Stairway.

Sampanthera. (2015). Sun.

Wordshore. (2013). The Internet, Networking and the Public Library.





6 thoughts on “Reflection Timeline on Course Content

  1. I loved how you captured your journey with the timeline. It was visual and reflective. You really got into the process of growing awareness over time.

  2. Hi Amber –
    I completely agree – I will miss the readings. And if Dr. Stephens is reading this – I too would be interested in following what you read (may a blog post?).
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. @amberbales
    Hi, Amber, I enjoyed reading your reflections and especially like your mission statement! Your comments in each frame synthesize our class quite well! And I echo you and @jennietoblergaston that I enjoyed all the readings for this course! The Knight Timeline is a perfect tool for this reflection; I have used it once, too, in the Digital Humanities class (Fall 2019—perhaps we were classmates?), but totally forgot about it as an option for this assignment. Well done!

  4. Hi Amber (@amberbales),

    I love this neat platform! I am definitely going to make a note of this tool for future classes. I agree with you regarding the course readings. I appreciated how relevant they were, and the fact that they provided up-to-date and current information. I like how you incorporated the readings in your timeline, and how the readings personally resonated with you.


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