LIBR 246-12
Information Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced Topic: Web 2.0
Fall 2014 Greensheet

Jennifer Jumba
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Office location: Virtual, Cleveland, Ohio
Office Hours: Monday evenings 7p-8pPT in Blackboard Collaborate or via appointment


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Canvas Information: This course will be available beginning August 25, 2014. You will be enrolled into the site automatically.

Course Description

The internet and specifically the Web 2.0 have allowed us to communicate and connect in a variety of ways.  Facebook is only ten years old, Twitter is eight and yet it is hard to imagine a time without these applications.  Social Media has exploded in recent years with a countless number of applications, allowing us to extend our reach from the palm of our hand with a smartphone.  This course will explore the types of social media tools, examine the benefits and challenges they offer within the context of a library/organizational setting and offer insight into how to evaluate and plan for their use.  Students will have a truly hands on experience as they gain practical knowledge of how social media works, how to plan for and incorporate social media into a library/organizational setting.  Students will be able to carry these lessons into their future careers. 

Course Requirements

Students are expected to watch presentations of all classes, actively participate in class discussions, complete reading assignments and submit assignments on due dates.

Assignments may include the following:

  • Discussing the variety of social media applications and their role in libraries. (supports SLOs #1,2 )
  • Exploring three different types of Web 2.0 or social media tools through hands on use and creating an Executive Summary and Summary Slide (Power Point or Prezi) to describe the pros and cons of each tool. (supports SLOs #1,2,3)
  • Developing a Poster/Prezi to communicate best practices of how a social media or Web 2.0 tool can be utilized within a library/organization. (supports SLOs #1,2,3)
  • Creating a Social Media Strategic Plan for the use of social media within a specific type of library. (supports SLOs #1,2,3,4)
  • Reflection on the ethical issues that arise between social media and library principles. (supports SLOs #1)
  • Reflection on the future of social media. (supports SLOs #3,4)

Assignments are subject to change with fair notice.

Graduate level writing is expected. 

Course Calendar

  • Week One (8-25)  Introductions, Course Overview
  • Week Two (9-1)  Brief History of Web 2.0 and Social Media
  • Week Three (9-8)  Social Media Spectrum Part One
  • Week Four (9-15)  Social Media Specturm Part Two
  • Week Five (9-22)  "Netiquette" and Other Challenges of Web 2.0
  • Week Six (9-29) Libraries and Web 2.0/Social Media Part One
  • Week Seven (10-6) Libraries and Web 2.0 Social Media Part Two
  • Week Eight (10-13) Library Ethics and Privacy
  • Week Nine (10-20) Big Data and Cybersecurity
  • Week Ten (10-27)  Marketing Web 2.0/Social Media
  • Week Eleven (11-3) Evaluating Web 2.0/Social Media
  • Week Twelve (11-10) Buildings or Silos
  • Week Thirteen (11-17)  Future of Connectivity
  • Week Fourteen (11-24) Best Practices of Web 2.0/Social Media
  • Week Fifteen (12-1) Staying Up to Date
  • Week Sixteen (12-8)  What does the Future Hold?

Syllabus will be available on August 25, 2014 and will include a weekly schedule of material, as well as details and rubrics for assignments.   

Subject to change with fair notice. 

Grading

  • Discussing the variety of social media applications and their role in libraries. (20 points)
  • Exploring three different types of Web 2.0 or social media tools through hands on use and creating an Executive Summary and Summary Slide (Power Point or Prezi) to describe the pros and cons of each tool. (30 points-10 points each)
  • Developing a Poster/Prezi to communicate best practices of how a social media or Web 2.0 tool can be utilized within a library/organization. (10 points)
  • Creating a Social Media Strategic Plan for the use of social media within a specific type of library. (25 points)
  • Reflection on the ethical issues that arise between social media and library principles. (10 points)
  • Reflection on the future of social media. (5 points)

Grading policy on late or missed work
In the professional world, deadlines exist and are firm and thus overdue projects are unacceptable.  My goal is to ensure that you a known for being reliable and professional therefore it is imperative that work be turned in on time.  If an assignment is late, then there will be a 10% reduction per day that it is late. 

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

LIBR 202other prerequisites may be added depending on content. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate social media and Web 2.0 tools and develop a strategic plan for use in a library/organization.
  2. Gain practical knowledge of numerous social media tools through hands-on use of these tools/applications.
  3. Understand the pros and cons of a variety of social media applications within a specific type of library/organization.
  4. Cultivate best practices for a myriad of social media applications and Web 2.0 tools.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

LIBR 246 supports the following core competencies:

  1. H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.
  2. I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.
  3. M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional collaboration and presentations.

Textbooks

Required Textbooks:

  • Peltier-Davis, C. A. (2012). The cybrarian's web. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc. Available through Amazon: 1573874272arrow gif indicating link outside sjsu domain

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F

 

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.

Dropping and Adding

Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.

Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.

Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material

University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:

  • "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
    • It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
    • In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
  • "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."

Academic integrity

Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.

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