JavaScript Labwork

This project features JavaScript, the most popular language that is used in most web browsers including Iphone, Ipad, Android or Internet Explorer.  It builds upon the previously learned HTML/CSS elements. We learned basic understandings of this programming language within Google Chrome. This included creating ‘variables’ and ‘strings’ to make this Back to School Postcard. Please see below.

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Queens College MLS Program

This e-Portfolio features projects from LBSCI 700, The Technology of Information taught by Prof. Jose Sanchez.

“This course will introduce the student to the conceptual and practical elements of visual and computer literacy for the library and information science profession. Particular attention will be paid to the place and role of libraries and information centers. A laboratory session following each class will give students the opportunity to apply some of the concepts learned in class.”

Queens College – Graduate School of Library and Information Studies


“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”  Albert Einstein


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The Journey Begins: a reflection

How do you instruct up-to-the-moment Technology of Information to a roomful of part time graduate students from various undergraduate disciplines and stages of life? You don’t. This was the professor’s message to us on the first day of class. Instead, he emphasized on teaching us the basic skills necessary to understand, embrace, and challenge technological change.

Understanding the underlying codes and languages such as HTML and JavaScript is foundational. This class taught me to look beneath the formats of applications such as Word and to recognize them as coded software. Through Thimble by Mozilla’s tutorials, we were able to remix the set formats to our own creations. We were given the tools and knowledge to further explore coding and programming through this platform.

The mindset of embracing technological change is of utmost to importance to a librarian. As research relies more upon online databases and journals, we’re on the forefront of connecting patrons to the information they seek and need. In public, academic, and special libraries alike, we as information specialists are called upon to create libguides and to teach usage of the library’s technologies.

Challenging the limits of current technology is the beginning of innovation. Through the assigned readings and group presentations, we’ve explored current issues surrounding technology.  Problems concerning privacy, social media, workplace, and information economy are counter merits of any advancements. Together, we saw first hand how technology can share biases of their creators.

The ability to understand the basics of HTML and JavaScript erased some fears and mystique concerning coding and programming for the less technology savvy of our class. Having that knowledge helps to build the confidence of embracing technological advancements. However, having examined contemporary issues, we’re more aware of the potential pitfalls of new technology. As such, we have become more informed users of technology since taking the class.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton