I am really excited to be enrolled in the INFO 287: The Hyperlinked Library class. I have heard so many good reviews from other LIS students about this course and Professor Michael Stephens. I could not wait until I was done with my mandatory classes as well as the Research Methods course to finally be in the position to choose electives of particular interest.
The Hyperlinked Library class holds interest for me because it appears to look ahead to the future of Library Science, the trends, tools, and infrastructure, while holding firm to the intrinsic goals of librarians and information professionals: serving and providing materials, information, and knowledge to all. The mode and method may change – which is exciting and provides openings for growth and learning. I am also interested in the collaborative nature of the class and its willingness to try new things and new technology in an effort to test-out and explore, but also to share these experiences and ideas with one another as additional learning components.
This fall marks my fourth semester in the LIS program, I am slowly taking 2 classes each semester while working. I am originally from Massachusetts and moved to San Francisco with my husband, somehow managing to stay for several years while the city exploded in growth and population around us. The MLIS degree is a mid-career change for me, I currently work at a State College but have always wished to pursue Information / Library Science as a profession.
I look forward to this semester and learning from one another.