Hooray for Shawne! What a great idea to ask students themselves for their
view on this topic.
It is indeed encouraging to see that these students get the big picture.
Feedback I have heard from my own school media students and alums over the
years has been entirely consistent with what Shawne’s students are saying.
Both in terms of the centrality of cataloging for all areas of
librarianship, as well as the value of theory, particularly once people are
out in the field and dealing with situations that do not fit the
C. Olivia Frost
Associate Dean and Professor
School of Information
University of Michigan
304 West Hall
Ann Arbor MI 49109-1092
--On Friday, August 13, 2004 8:50 AM -0500 Shawne Miksa <[log in to unmask]>
> Response to Dr. Lomax's 8/4 posting concerning cataloging student course
> evaluations. I decided to ask my cataloging students to respond to Dr.
> Lomax's email, instead of me ranting and raving. ....