InfoSavvy on Vacation

Hello!  InfoSavvy will be on vacation for the next two weeks. Image created at http://www.meez.com It’s not too early to think about scheduling a library session for the fall semester, though.  In the meantime, have a great rest of the summer!

Summer reading for yearlong information literacy

My February 25 post “Fiction writing, real information literacy” described how writing fiction can serve as a research exercise.  Students can conduct research to give accurate detail to their works.  Similarly reading fiction can spark research ideas. For example I recently read Susan Kandel’s I dreamed I married Perry Mason.  The story’s heroine was writing Read More…

Good presentation advice for any format

Since presenting information is part of information literacy, I regularly seek useful tips on making presentations.  Recently I had the chance to hear Roger Courville (1080 Group) offer his tips on web-based presentations.  Though he was addressing the specific concerns of online presentations, much of the advice made sense for any kind of presentation. Courville Read More…

The impact of learning impacts

Gary VanAntwerp at SMMconnect (Sales & Marketing Management magazine’s online community) recently introduced me to the concept of learning impacts.   After a workshop participants post in a forum the most important things they learned and the value (qualitative or quantitative) of these insights. While learning impacts resemble the minute papers many of us already use, Read More…