Saturday, December 28, 2013

Welcome to My E-portfolio

This e-portfolio showcases much of the work I did while at San Jose State University pursuing my MLIS degree. The competencies and supplemental materials are listed in the left-hand column. Thank you for viewing my e-portfolio.

All of the names have been redacted in group projects.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Final Internship Post!

I have 4 hours to go on the internship; I am going to try to finish up today and tomorrow. I am nearly done with the report, also. There are just a few more questions that I have to answer.

This internship has been really great - I'm so glad I chose to do this in my last semester. I was a good way to end my time at SJSU. Thanks everyone for reading my exciting (ha!) blog posts this semester. I enjoyed keeping up with your internships also, and I hope you all do well in the rest of your time here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

20 Hours to Go

Twenty hours of internship work to go - the end is in sight! As much as I enjoyed this internship, I will be happy when the semester is over. I have just been adding content to my LibGuides about the Caldecott illustrators, poring over arts and crafts sites and blogs, looking for appropriate projects. I've also been writing mini-biographies about some of the more interesting illustrators. I have hardly communicated with my site supervisor at all in the last few weeks, but I think I'm doing okay - I'm sure she would let me know otherwise, since she can see everything I add to the LibGuides. It just seems weird; like I said in last week's discussion, I am more of a team player and I like a lot of input and feedback from co-workers. Doing so much work on my own has been really strange for me. I just have to trust that my supervisor will let me know if and when I screw up!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Done with E-port

Argh! I almost forgot about my blog post this week! I finished my e-portfolio on Tuesday, so I can now concentrate on just internship stuff. I had it worked out that if I continue doing 8 hours a week, I will finish right on time. But I am going to try to do more hours this week and next so I can finish sooner. I don't have much to say about the internship because I am just adding more and more content to the LibGuides about illustrators.

I have to admit, these last few weeks have been really difficult for my internship. I am pregnant, and my morning sickness was so bad - just looking at a computer screen with those tiny words swimming around the screen made me really sick. I had to force myself to do my work, using every trick and piece of advice I could find (Eat Saltines! Work lying down! etc.). But I got through it; my morning sickness has pretty much passed, thank goodness.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Slowing down

All of my internship hours now are pretty much focused on adding information about the Caldecott-winning illustrators, and I feel I am getting slower all the time. This is because I did all the interesting and prolific illustrators first, and now I am getting down to the more obscure ones. There is surprisingly little information available on some of these people, especially the older illustrators. But I am finding out some fun facts - one illustrator started out drawing pictures for Dungeons & Dragons books (Tony DiTerlizzi), while another one was married to Elliott Ness, from The Untouchables (Evaline Ness). Some of the women who won Caldecotts back in the day led really inspiring lives - children's book publishing seems like it was a rather accepting of women in a time when most everything was dominated by men. Anyway, these little historical tidbits I'm picking up are making up for the difficulties I'm having in finding good material. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

No e-book

For one of my SLO's, I was supposed to take the LibGuides I've been working on and assemble them into an e-book manuscript. But my site supervisor decided we do not have enough content and she wants to work on it for another semester before she does that. Personally, I think that's probably a good idea - I've added a LOT of content so far this semester, but it still would've been a short book! I am a little disappointed because I was looking forward to putting the book together; it seems like it would have been interesting and really good experience. Oh, well. Luckily, I have other SLO's to keep working on until the end of the semester.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another week done

I was sick this past week, so I cut short my internship work by about an hour and a half. Luckily, since I went overboard at the beginning of the semester, I can spare an hour here and there! One of my tasks was to research e-book platforms and provide my supervisor with the best options, so I worked on that this week. Making an e-book looks a little more complicated than I thought it would be (with formatting and such), but luckily there seems to be quite a few good, free programs online to help with that. I think I will be doing some of the work of turning our LibGuides into an e-book resource, but it seems like there are several undergrad interns that will be doing some of it also. Anyway, this e-book thing is all weird, new territory for me that I'm sure will look really good on my resume when I am done!