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Attendance is mandatory, and each absence could result in a lowering of your grade. It is your responsibility to check in with the instructor and make sure you are marked present each week. If you know that you will miss a class session, it is your responsibility to arrange for a make-up assignment before the expected absence. Absences will be marked as unexcused, unless you speak with the instructor. I will evaluate these on a case-by-case- basis (i.e. death in the family, sickness without documentation, or unforeseen emergencies). Your attendance will be reported to your professor.
Participation & Assignments: You will have a participation grade every week. You will have three graded assignments for the semester. For your participation and graded assignments your answers must come from a library resource unless otherwise noted. When using online resources, keep in mind Wikipedia, Cliff Notes, SparkNotes, blogs, etc. are not acceptable resources. If you are unsure ask!
All assignments are due by the beginning of class – Not after or during class time (2pm.)
There will be three graded assignments for this class. These grades will be added into your overall percentage for quizzes.
Librarian Consultations: To help you with your projects and research you will be required to meet once with the instructor and once with the archivists. You will meet with the instructor towards the end of the semester to help with your final paper. The archivists will help with your Special Collections/ Digital Humanities assignment. The consultations will be set up by appointment in class and email for Special Collections. While you may still find help from a librarian any time you need assistance, these meetings will help you focus your research for these specific assignments.