I finished! 6 semesters + 12 classes = 1 Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of Alabama. I’m so proud of this accomplishment that I’m using this digital space for my portfolio.
First, is a list of courses I took during my time at the University of Alabama.
LS 500 Organization of Information, with Burgess
LS 501 Introduction to Library and Information Studies, with Yates
LS 502 Research Methods, with Adams
LS 507 User Centered Information Services (Reference), with Burgess
LS 509 Online and on campus Orientation
LS 508 Management Theory and Practice, with Yates
LS 510 Information Resources: Humanities, with Gold
LS 523 Materials and Services for Adults, with Stephenson
LS 521 Materials and Services for Children, with Naidoo
LS 543 Traditional and Digital Storytelling, with Naidoo
LS 560 Introduction to Information Technology, with Bonicci
LS 580 Outreach to Diverse Populations, with Naidoo
LS 590 Curating Digital Culture, with Sutherland
For the final two classes I created a Libguide and digital exhibits. Check out my digital exhibits using Omeka on the history of the Fairhope Public Library and the Fairhope Public Librarians.
For the Humanities Reference course I had the opportunity to create a Libguide. For those who don’t know, a Libguide is a one-stop shop online subject guide created by librarians for researchers and students.
The Libguide for Fairhope focuses on how the Fairhope Public Library, Fairhope Single Tax Corporation, and The Organic School were responsible for the city’s unique and Utopian beginnings.
I created two more photo boxes for family members. Three nieces, a nephew, a close family friend, and now I’ve added an aunt and a newfound cousin. The photo boxes are curated and usually handwritten. This time, I’ve created two videos using some of the skills I learned in a Digital Storytelling class last summer. I’m still new to iMovie, and the sound mix is not good at all, but they do capture some wonderful memories in words, images, and video. My cousin Charlie Walouke found me through this space when I mentioned my grandmother Mary Walouke. I’ve rounded up some family photos, documents, and even a video for the Samry-Walouke Digital Story.
For the Maymester, which is just three weeks, I took Traditional and Digital Storytelling (LS 543). Here’s a link to my digital story, Why is My Hero a Villain?
My management class (LS 508) centered around leadership and leadership styles, so this is a digital story of My Leadership Philosophy.
Finally, and the most fun, was the read aloud I recorded for one of my favorite picture books, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt.