- This week, continue to develop team project concepts
- Next week, Spring Break
- March 26, Midterm Papers due, formal presentations at Ewing Public Library
Midterm Paper Discussion
Let’s review the expectations for your midterm papers.
What we’re looking for:
- Your definition of HOMAGO (Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out)
- Your vision of the library of the future
- If you were given an empty room, striped bare to the walls, and a blank check, what would you build?
- Be as descriptive as possible, including as many specifics as you can
- Include specific hardware, software, devices, furniture, even paint (or writable surfaces)
- How would you arrange these items? What purpose(s) would they serve for the patrons?
- How does your design benefit librarians?
A General Outline for Your Midterm Paper
Here’s an example outline for your paper.
Sources for Your Midterm Papers
- Room Arrangement, Chapter 2 of Technology Enhanced Libraries
- HOMAGO (Hang Out Mess Around and Geek Out)
- Library of the Future
- Other sources that reflect your particular area of expertise
- Divide up into your teams and combine your Design Notebook entries for this week into your team intro presentation.
- Let’s go around the room and have each group present their teams
Stay in your groups and continue refining your project concepts. Develop a series of slides including:
- Which partner has your group chosen to focus on?
- What need does your project address?
- What is the target audience of your project?
- Describe the solution you want to develop.
- How does your solution specifically benefit your partner organization?
Be sure to have at least one slide per each member of your team – every team member must present at least one slide.
Dry Run Presentations
Let’s go around the room again with each group presenting their refined project presentations. Be sure each team member presents at least one slide.
This is THE forum for constructive criticism ahead of our formal presentations.
Continue researching your midterm papers, these are due before class on Thursday, March 26th. You should attach them as a link to a comment below on this page.
Meet with your group to refine and practice your formal presentations. Ensure that every member of the team presents at least one slide and that your presentations include:
- a problem statement, what is the specific issue your project will address
- a description of the relevant audience for your solution
- a description of your solution to the problem, and how it specifically addresses the needs of the audience you have identified, as well as the needs of the partner organization for whom you’ve chosen to develop your solution
- a description of how this solution can fit in with existing programs/projects and what would be required of your chosen partner organization
*Assignments are due before class begins on Thursdays. Be prepared to present your work in class for discussion.