Reflections on embedded librarianship

Reflections on embedded librarianship

Two weeks ago I mentioned an embedded librarianship (EL) course.  It had me thinking more deeply about certain issues. Assessment We can gain important insights from data we already collect.  We can look, for instance, at students’ sources or their search strategies.  We can use pretests and posttests.  Depending on […]

By March 16, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info lit and a hybrid source

Info lit and a hybrid source

Have you heard of a bookazine?  As the name implies, it is a book/magazine hybrid.  Bookazines are formatted like magazines, though with a longer shelf-life and more niche appeal.  Sturdivant (2012) uses Mark White’s example of an empty-nester couple choosing a special Cooking for Two edition of Cooking Light over a full […]

By March 10, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Embedded Librarianship Defined

Embedded Librarianship Defined

I’m taking an online course on embedded librarianship.  Though I’m still in the course, it is already helping me better articulate what embedded librarianship means. Definitions vary, but Shumaker and Talley (2009) describe how embedded librarianship involves “building relationships with these groups, developing a deep understanding of their work, and […]

By March 3, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
The Fifth Annual Savvies

The Fifth Annual Savvies

Wow, the fifth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards are here!  To honor this milestone I have focused on comedies (with one romantic suspense movie).  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film: The Associate (1996): Dir. Donald Petrie; Written by Jenaro Prieto (Book), Jean-Claude Carrière, René Gainville, & Nick Thiel (Screenplay); […]

By February 25, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info Literate Notetaking

Info Literate Notetaking

While weeding out some papers I found some pages about double-entry journals.  This format uses two columns (or opposing pages).  One side is for paraphrases, quotes, or summaries from a source.  The other is for responses to those notes (Ballenger, 2007, pp. 140-148).  In other words it sets up a […]

By February 16, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info Lit and Fake News

Info Lit and Fake News

Lately we’ve heard so much buzz about fake news.  As fake news has long been with us–perhaps as long as we’ve had news, let’s keep the hype in perspective.  Still, we can’t ignore the context in which we currently share news. Social media allow us to share news on an […]

By February 9, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info Lit and Music Videos

Info Lit and Music Videos

Jenny Ferretti (Maryland Institute College of Art) created a research guide to Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.  The guide helps users learn more about the poetry, films, etc. that inspired the album (Ferretti, 2017). Indeed research can result in products beyond the traditional paper.  Of course papers still have a place (especially […]

By February 2, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
The ACRL Framework Sandbox

The ACRL Framework Sandbox

One of the greatest strengths of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is its big-picture orientation (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015, Introduction section).  One of its greatest challenges is its big-picture orientation.  How can the frames play out in the real classroom?  At last the Framework for Information Literacy […]

By January 26, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Welcome Back Spring 2017

Welcome Back Spring 2017

Welcome back, everyone!  I hope the semester break treated you well.  Some interesting things are coming up for the new semester. The libraries are testing a service called BrowZine.  We have it for the next year and a half.  You can search for journal titles, but its true strength–as the […]

By January 19, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
The Info Lit of Soaps

The Info Lit of Soaps

The recent vacation allowed me to watch my favorite soap operas.  Between vacations I keep up with the shows through a soap magazine.  The magazine contains story recaps, casting news, star profiles, and fan comments.  Indeed it serves an audience of fans. On the other hand an article such as […]

By January 13, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library