Due: October 3, learn@uw dropbox
You will select a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that covers an LIS field of your interest. Read its most recent two years. In general this will mean 8 issues of a quarterly publication. 25-30 articles, on average. Please ask a librarian (Anjali, for example) to help you identify a peer reviewed journal in the field if necessary.
In about 5 double spaced pages, please summarize, based on your reading and insight, what the main currents of contemporary research in the field seem to be. Then, most importantly, synthesize the information you have gained into your own critical perspective on the field. This is not a book report of what happened in each article. You are developing your critical position as a second order observer of the field at large, and that’s where your “synthesis” of the field at large comes in.