Participation & Seminar Engagement

Participation and engagement are fundamental to the #hyperlib experience and will impact students’ ability to journey through the Progression of Thought and Reflection.


One of the many roles of Information Specialists is to engage with and connect with information seekers. Through authentic engagement with others, we can understand and better assess and meet their information needs. This not only makes us better professionals, it can make our professional experience more rewarding. It also creates opportunities for the lifelong learning that is vital to our profession. As technology evolves, personal connections are more and more often being formed virtually. Through authentic sharing, listening, and response in this class, students have an opportunity to practice those virtual connections skills that will contribute to their success as Information Specialists.


  • Students will interact weekly via the course learning community, various social tools as directed, and via optional online meetings.
  • Students will be actively reading and commenting on others’ blog posts.

Posting and Submission

  • You will demonstrate consistent, active participation and engagement through your blog, commenting on your classmates’ blogs, and use of the course site.
  • Please submit your activity URL to Canvas after you complete your final reflection.


Criteria Points
Required components 4
Comprehension and analysis 4
Progression of thought and reflection 2

See full rubric here.