LIS506 - Introduction to Information Technology
- This page is for LIS 506 Introduction to Information Technology. I am currently completing this course in the Spring of 2016 semester with Professor Samuel Abramovich. The following course description comes directly from the UB LIS department’s web page: “Introduces the fundamental vocabulary, concepts, and practice of information technology and basic software tools that support various library and information services. Topics include: computing basics, networking, database technology, Web technologies, information retrieval, and system design and evaluation. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course will assist students in applying information technology in various information services and building the technological foundation for taking other related courses.”
- My intended profession is to become a library media specialist in an elementary school setting. I worked as a long term library media specialist in a local elementary school this past year and enjoyed my experience there. I am also keeping my options opening in looking for employment in both middle and high school settings.
- Information technology relates to my intended profession because the fundamentals of this course will be necessary in the everyday practices of my profession. I will be constructing and maintaining a website for my school’s library, using databases, and needing a well-rounded level of information technology understanding in order to excel as a library media specialist. All of the skills that I have acquired from this course will be used in some fashion in my future profession.
- One thing that has surprised me about this course is how much work goes into the practice of browsing for information on a computer. Prior to this course, I did not have a deep level of insight into how much has to happen behind the scenes whenever you do something as simple as search a topic on a search engine. While I had an understanding that obviously there is a lot that goes into such a simple task, the insight I have gained from this course about how much truly happens that users don’t tend to think about is surprising.
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