Posts Tagged ‘St. John’s University’

One of the tools that we will use while getting our MLS is Refworks.  Refworks is “an online research management, writing and collaboration tool — is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies”.

Refworks is unfortunately not super intuitive the first time you use it.  Luckily, I am participating in this program with a wonderful cohort and they are all constantly sharing information and doing what they can to provide each other with support.  One of our members, Bruce, was kind enough to document what he learned about using Refworks and has agreed to let me post a tutorial he created on this blog for our entire cohort (and future cohorts) to use.  Please click here: refworks-101 to view the tutorial.  An additional tutorial created by Bruce can be accessed by clicking here:  refworks_102. Otherwise, these documents can be found under “My Documents” in the right tool bar.

Alternatively, you can check out the refworks guide provided by the St. John’s Library: http://libguides.stjohns.edu/RefWorks

Thanks again Bruce!


** Edited on 4-22-09 to add St. John’s Library Refworks guide and the second tutorial provided by Bruce.


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At the beginning of the Semester, we spent a significant amount of time discussing Management Theory in my Special Libraries and Information Centers class.   In conjunction with this discussion, we each researched either a key thinker, or a key idea in management theory and created PowerPoint presentations on what we learned.  I chose to present on the Managerial Grid and Jane S. Mouton, the lesser known of the Managerial Grid’s co-creators.

For more information, check out my PowerPoint presentation here or below.   Note: references for the PowerPoint presentation will be added at a later date.

Amelia, thanks for the tip on embedding the PowerPoint presentation into the blog!

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I began my Librarianship studies at St. Johns in January 2009 with approximately 20 other IMLS Scholars.   As a part of our program, we will all be taking 2 classes per semester for a total of 6 semesters.  Barring any disasters, I will be receiving my MLS in December 2010.

Currently, my classmates and I are enrolled in LIS 204: Introduction to Library and Information Science, taught by Dr. Kevin Rioux; and LIS 232: Special Libraries and Information Centers, taught by Dr. Katherine Shelfer.  For more information on what we are doing in these two classes, check out my other pages (they can be found at the top of this blog).

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