Library Services discussion - Library and Information Science discipline
Please read the instruction carefully and discuss these 2 questions. These are 2 independent questions and topics with their own readings, not related to each other and due at different date: 1. Question 1 ( "Message Clarity, Consistency, and Comprehension" matter - 2 paragraphs - Due within 3 days): Using the reading on how to craft a message of change in Leading Organizations Through Transitions, pp. 67-68, choose a recent situation on the news or in your organization where meaning was contested. What were the key elements necessary for the listeners to understand? Create an improved message using descriptive word images that better describe the message and ensure clarity, consistency, and comprehension. *Readings for question 1: - Leading Organizations Through Transitions, pp. 67-68 Question 2 (The OED matter - 2 paragraphs - Due within 7 days): Study this page http://www.oed.com/public/learning/for-students-and-teachers/ Then go to the Oxford English Dictionary Online via SJSU, look up a word, quotation, etc., and tell the class about something interesting and valuable (or perhaps confusing?) that you find there. Keep in mind that the OED is a historical ENGLISH dictionary that lists the oldest definition first, and that all the quotations are in ENGLISH. English was Anglo-Saxon (the language of the epic Beowulf) up to 1066, then with the Norman Conquest (William the Conqueror, the Battle of Hastings, and all that) we get Middle English (Geoffrey Chaucer's English), a heavily French-influenced English. Then by about 1485 we get to Early Modern Standard English (Shakespeare's English). That's why the spelling of the early definitions is peculiar--not only was the language undergoing constant change due to conquests, the Great Vowel Shift, etc., but English spelling was not to become standardized until the 18th Century with the famous lexicographer Dr. Johnson's (Samuel Johnson's) Dictionary of the English Language (1755). You will see other weirdnesses: the post-1800 quotations related to the word "haggis" in the OED are apparently a Scottish dialect, but it is still basically English, the only language quoted in this dictionary. *Reading for question 2: - http://www.oed.com/public/learning/for-students-and-teachers/ - Cassell, K.A. & Hiremath, U. (2013). Reference and information services: An introduction (3rd edition - Chapter 12). Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman. Extras: Those are 2 discussion answers, besides I may ask you to give some short comments on others discussion ideas also.