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Course Assignments/Projects

News & Views 10 points each...15 Total…150 points…Due each week
This assignment will provide you an opportunity to examine current issues in the field, articulate $ share your opinions & reactions with colleagues.

History of Public Library Newspaper Article 100 points... Due January 30
Sometime in your career you're bound to be asked to contribute to the local newspaper. Here's your chance to practice.

Programming & Marketing Collection – 100 points... Due April 24
Librarians learn best from one another and are known for collecting and using ideas from all over. This assignment will give you a start to your own collection.

25 Questions – 50 points -Due March 20, 2002
You'll get into this at a much deeper level, but here's a taste of the meat and potatoes of public library work...answering questions. Click here to go to the questions

Reference Question Survey: - 25 points - Due March 20, 2002
What’s it really like out there? How well do libraries answer questions?
Call or visit your library & ask the following question..."When did Van Gogh paint that picture with the crows flying over the field?" I don't know the exact name of the painting."
Call or visit a second time & ask..."Can you find me a list of all the books Ed McBain the order he wrote them?"

LSTA Mini-Grant Application100 points - Due April 24
Here's your chance to get $15,000.00 for the library.

Book Discussion Programs 20 each – 100 total - due May 8
1 Adult Fiction title plus picks from different genres
The makings of the "12 X 12" program.
2 Early Reader Books – 1 YA Fiction – 1 - Children's Book. The makings of the "90 Books In 90 Minutes" program.

Library Service Inventory – 25 points - Due January 23
What’s happening in your library & others in Ohio. This inventory will give us a look.

Ten Minute Tutors 10 points each – 160 total - Due Due April 10 Ten-Minute Tutors EBSCO & Electric Library
Due May 1 Ten-Minute Tutors Netwellness & Ohio Capital Connection
Due May 8 Ten-Minute Tutors SIRS/Encyclopedia Britannica/Wilson Biographies
This assignment gives you a chance to put newly learned OPLIN database skills to work.

Policy Samples - 20 points - Due April 24
They’re what makes everything tick. The samples you gather will contribute to a larger, helpful collection.

Sample Program - 100 points - Due May 1
Programs are fun to plan & present. Here’s a chance to put your creativity to work & create one yourself.

Referrence Collection Development - 100 points - Due May 1
What can you do with $1000 - $2500 - $5000 - $10,000 & $15,000? You have a chance to build a reference collection with these amounts. What will you choose?

Total Points Possible – 1000


Grades are determined based on the number of points earned on each project or paper, plus attendance. Your participation and own learning is largely determined by you...the work is a means to that end.
1000 - 900 points - A
890 - 700 points - B
690 - 600 points - C

Attendance is very important but things to come up. Please let me know if you won't be able to come to class. Things come up and I'm pretty flexible.