It is crazy to think that the semester is almost over. This semester has gone by so quickly and I have learnt what feels like a wholecompletely new language in such a short amount of time. The good thing is that I feel like everything I have learnt in this course is what I need to know going on to getting a job as a Librarian after I complete my Education. Across this semester in Information Programs I have learnt about the different learning activities across the semester have given me a practical understanding of each of these areas. I found a lot of topics interesting this semester, in particular,
My project was about installation of Skype in the Point Cook Library. The project gave me inspiration of joining the job market as it involved researching of various libraries before I narrowed down to Point Cook Library. I learnt of the various libraries and the services they offer and how those services are offered. This gave me exposure to my dream job area. In the pursuing of my research, I came to know of various writing strategies employed in project writing.
My academic work was well formulated, it clearly states out the objectives of the project, its justifications, its aims, its benefits as well as how it will be implemented. All the requirements are clearly laid out, including the source of funds, the employees to appoint to maintain the project before its starts and after it starts, and the limitation most likely to be associated with this project. (Rich and Wilson, 2005).
It also comes with various shortcomings: there is no incorporation of the inflation factors in the prices stated in the project, with the changing economic times, price changes tend to occur at any time hence a problem. There is also no mention of where the library will acquire the funds to support the project. the project also is not seem to be feasible to some, installation of Skype in computers in the library may not be seen as the way forward by many people as they view the library as reading areas. Hence, use of Skype will lead to noise in the library disrupting its intended users, this being the major limitation to the application of the project, providing the need to incorporate that a separate room to be established to put the Skype-enabled-computers making the project feasible.
O'Connor, S. (2007). Library management: Volume 28, Number 8/9, 1. Bradford: Emerald Insight.
Rich, S., & Wilson, M. (2005). The writing project. Toronto: Irwin Pub.