There are two segments of LIS ePortfolio development, each with its own goals. Descriptions below serve as broad outlines for each ePortfolio’s design. Detailed step-by-step instructions, tutorials, sample exemplars, and rubrics are provided to students enrolled in the LIS program prior to completing either ePortfolio segment.
Early ePortfolio: an academic advising tool
The Early ePortfolio consists of two essays. Upon entering the Master of Library and Information Science graduate program, students begin their Early ePortfolio while taking LIS-S 500 where they write The Baseline Essay.
The Early ePortfolio is finalized when students reach 18—21 hours of LIS coursework. At that point, they write and submit the LIS Program Goals Essay and alert their Academic Advisor that they finished both essays for the Early ePortfolio.
A mid-program advising conference is scheduled between the student and the academic advisor to discuss the development of the second half of the student’s graduate program before registration is completed for the next semester of classes.
- Date for submitting and scheduling Advising Conference: March 1
- Date for completing the Advising Conference: April 15
- Date for submitting and scheduling Advising Conference: August 1
- Date for completing the Advising Conference: September 15
- Date for submitting and scheduling Advising Conference: November 1
- Date for completing the Advising Conference: December 15
Early ePortfolio Checklist
- Enroll in S500 and S507.
- Complete Baseline in S500.
- Upload baseline essay to DLIS ePortfolio Canvas site.
2nd Year / 18-21 credit hours
- Receive Canvas message from Angie Harmon with instructions and deadlines.
- Upload Program Goal Essay in DLIS ePortfolio Canvas site.
Contact advisor and schedule advising conversation. Conversation includes:
- Program goals essay
- Career goals
- Course and program planning
Early ePort Completion
- Complete advising conference.
- Complete Descriptor survey.
- Complete recommended action item.