Week 14 Virtual Internship Lubuto Library Project

Well, the last few weeks of the semester is here, and I submitted both drafts of the two documents that I was in charge of creating.  I know there is still work to be done on both, and especially the collection development policy, since it incorporates much information that I do not have. I really hope that I can work out in hard these last weeks or so to make sure if fulfills that the Lubuto Library Project is looking for and to also complete my SLO’s.  Luckily, I have been able to work with staff on the Social Media Document consistently, but the collection development policy not as much. The staff is busy, and I know this. I am just wanting to make sure I do my best to complete the tasks given to me and to not look like a failure.

I cannot thank the staff of the Lubuto Library Project enough so far! They have been excellent in communicating with me, providing feedback, encouragement and making sure I stay on track. I am very thankful that I can help out in any capacity.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 10. Lubuto Library Project

This week is the Spring Break for the SJSU SLIS, but I am still hard at work on this virtual internship. I have collected the documents needed to put together the collection development policy and have placed them into a single document. Now what I have to do, is create a cover page, and format most of these documents, so the policy can become a single cohesive document.  I look forward to continually working on this and making sure it contains all the necessary aspects for the Lubuto Library Project moving forward. Also, just today I was sent an e-mail by the president of the Lubuto Library Project on attending a virtual webinar on weeding. This webinar will mostly likely be too U.S. oriented to really relate to the collections of the Lubuto Library Project, but there will be general principles and guidelines that can be transferred.

Secondly, I have received ample feedback on what revisions should be made to the social media strategy moving forward and will continue to make incremental changes as I go along.

I cannot thank the staff of the Lubuto Library Project enough so far! They have been excellent in communicating with me, providing feedback, encouragement and making sure I stay on track. I am very thankful that I can help out in any capacity.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 9. Lubuto Library Project

This week hopefully I will be making the first revisions to the social media policy, and will continue to add to it as the semester continues. I was able to speak to the president of the Lubuto Library Project on how she would like the collection development policy constructed and will be putting that initially together this week, and will be revising it as needed. I am really looking forward to constructing this document, because it is crucial for the Lubuto Library Project to establish what sort of collections each library should have.

Sorry this was such a short post this week, but not too much has been happening. Just wanted to post so everyone could get an idea where I am, thank you!

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 8. Lubuto Library Project

I cannot believe it has been eight weeks already into the semester. I was able to turn in my first rough draft of the social media document. I look forward to revising and adding to it, in order for the document to serve an important purpose for the staff of the Lubuto Library Project. One of the more interesting segments of the document discusses the various social media platforms that are not currently being used, and a listing of the pros and cons for each one. As with any organization, some platforms will be increased, some will be dropped altogether, and some will also added in the future.

Secondly, I will be working with the president of the Lubuto Library Project in constructing the collection development policy. It will require considerable interaction between us to get the content of the policy to match what the organization is looking for. This aspect of the internship will take some time. After this is completed, I will be seeking out other ways in which I can help the Lubuto Library Project.

Anyway, short post this week, but just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on how I am progressing.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 7. Lubuto Library Project

Hello again everyone. This internship with the Lubuto Library Project is just flying right along! I have constructed the majority of the first draft of the social media policy, and should be submitting it for review in the next day or two.  I had to attend a funeral late this past week for an uncle of mine, who I was pretty close to, otherwise it would have been turned in sooner. Anyway, the social media policy is coming along well, and should be a helpful document for the current and future staff of the Lubuto Library Project.

Either late this week or next I will begin the initial stages of construction on the collection development policy. This project is going to be the most extensive part of the internship by far.  Making sure the document covers all the needs of the libraries themselves in addition to their digital resources and collections, while being adjusted for the future direction of the collections is no easy task. Thankfully, I do have people I am discussing with on the task, and quite thankful for their help.

Anyway, short post this week, but just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on how I am progressing.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 6. Lubuto Library Project

The last week overall was quite productive in moving forward with several of my learning outcomes for the virtual internship. I was able to rename all of the reading files again, so they had the corrected wording and numbers on them so they could be uploaded to the website. It may seem like an easy task to complete, but it did take some time, and will greatly help the students be able to get through the folders in a much easier manner, and the lessons themselves will be easier to comprehend when opened in other applications.

Considerable progress on the social media policy was done this week. I was able to do some initial research on examples of social media policies that are present in various other businesses, not for profit organizations, and universities among others. This gave me some insight into how it should be formatted and construction at least in the beginning stages. Late in the week, I was able to hold a three-way conference call with two persons from the Lubuto Library Project to obtain their feedback and ideas on how they would like to see the social media policy created. We came to a general consensus, and I should have a draft submitted to them sometime in the next week. It looks like the policy will be used now, maintained for all persons in the organization, and will be a springboard for future social media endeavors. That makes me feel good, that my quality work is being noticed, but more importantly actually being used in a manner that aids the organization in increasing awareness of its goals and objectives.

Lastly, I was able to have an elongated conversation with a former professor on how I should go into constructing this large and complex collection development policy for the Lubuto Library Project. He had some great ideas on resources and materials I should consult in working on this. He seemed to be quite interested in the organization and what I am doing for them. He would like me to have some soft of a rough draft, or whatever I have completed by March 22. He wants to have a copy, because he is instructing a Collection Development course this spring, and asked me to come in as a guest and present the policy in his online meeting for the class, and have them review it, and discuss how the policy fits what the current and future collections should be. I am greatly looking forward to creating this policy, so the Lubuto Library Project can have a policy that really aids them in developing their collections to the next level and to more demographics in Zambia.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual Internship Week 5 Lubuto Library Project

Well the last seven days has not been too exciting as I got to finish renaming the various reading lessons for the website, and it turns out that I need to go back and put the name of each language at the beginning of each file name, which will take a few days.

I was able to get a hold of a former professor asking for insight into constructing the collection development policy and the unique collection that the Lubuto Library Project houses and will obtain the future. I should be actually holding either a Skype conversation with him, or a Google+ hangout, since he has low eyesight, and email communication is rather tough for him.

The social media policy is slowly coming together, and will be contacting persons this week through the Lubuto Library Project to get their insight into what should be included and excluded.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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