Start time: 8:00
[1 Hour Lunch]
End time: 5:00
Hours Worked: 8
Total Hours: 8
Today was my first day of my practicum although it wasn't actually supposed to be. I was supposed to start work after Labor Day and totally forgot about it. But everything worked out in the end. I spent the majority of the day reading papers and websites related to my practicum. I also set up OCLC Connexion on my computer in the office and learned a little about how to use it.
The papers I read were papers written by people who had done the same kind of practicum that I'm doing now. I found the papers really helpful and informative especially in regards to the paper that I'm going to have to write after I'm done with my on-site hours.
I'll probably be doing some more reading on Friday as well. We'll see.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
My name is Laurence, and I'm a graduate student at Kent State University studying Library and Information Science. I am working on my practicum this semester which is also my final semester. For my practicum, I am going to be cataloging Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). I think it will be a really interesting and rewarding experience where I will learn some very useful knowledge and skills. I'm really excited and nervous to get started since I have never worked in a library before.