Readings & Research
Text for this class is the first edition of David Lankes' Expect More which you can get from this link (with his permission). You can read the whole thing, but for class we'll break it down into bite-sized chunks and use pieces of it to support the work we'll do in class. Other readings will be linked from the Syllabus and also available here.
List of other readings
- Week 1 - ALA OLOS Outreach Issue Briefs
- Week 1 - The Political Librarian Volume 2 (each person will be assigned a chapter to summarize in a few sentences.)
- Week 2 - "If it is too inconvenient I'm not going after it:"
Checklist sent. Convenience as a critical factor in information-seeking behaviors
- Week 2 - The Convenience Factor in Information Seeking
(both articles available from UH libraries--keep track of your path to obtaining those articles)
- Week 3 - How to Talk Back to a Statistic (Chapter Ten of How to Lie with Statistics)
- Week 3 - Last chapter, Action Plan, from Lankes' Expect More book, pages 101-112.
- Week 4 - Journey maps and customer hacks: redesigning services at the State Library Victoria
- Week 4 - this comment about a digitally divided public library user, on MetaFilter
- Week 5 - Buzzfeed on Snapchat
- Week 5 - How to Create Infographics (and resource list) by Library Research Service
- Week 5 - A Philosophy of Bold Promotion in Arkansas
- Week 5 - How Typography can Save Your Life
- Week 6 - The Book-Burning Campaign That Saved a Public Library
- Week 1 - Get to know Slack and interact with other students and me there.
- Week 2 - Get to know people and groups working in your topic area.
- Week 3 - Get to know good sources for getting statistical data about your topic area.
- Week 4 - Find a personal profile or two from someone who is affected by your topic area.
- Week 5 - Social media and infographics colorful mishmash.
- Week 6 - None, you are good!