After signing off yesterday, I never got to that Word outline tutorial because when I went back into Blackboard to see if my professor had responded to my email, I learned two things. The first was that, as she reminded me, our assignment could deal with a special library, and what I'd proposed was the Fine Books Collection within the Main Dallas Library, which means I'll need to pick again. The second was that when I'd worked through that lesson yesterday, it must have been too early in the day because now it was longer...and there were two associated assignments and one self-assessment test connected to it. Oy.
I spent the next few hours going through the entire thing, reworking my outline from start to finish, adding to it, moving things around, etc., based on the "new" lesson, then performed my first self-assessment (I scored a perfect 100% even though I guessed on one of the questions because as far as I could see, it was not covered in the online lesson, which means I'll be going back into the material again today to discover if I somehow missed it the first time around...not a strong testament to my note-taking/outline-making abilities). Next up was answering one of five questions in an online discussion board based on the material, followed by answering another question via email to the professor.
It was nearly ten in the evening before I turned off my laptop and got ready for bed. As I brushed my teeth I realized I'd spent far too long working on this first day's work and will need to work smarter and more quickly. After signing off here, I'll be checking out the websites of three other libraries and possibly contacting them, then I'll return to yesterday's material about the data I somehow missed.