Archive for March, 2011

Writing Center workshop time(InfoSavvy)

Writing Center workshop time(InfoSavvy)

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ The Writing Center at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College is pleased to announce two upcoming workshops: 1. Taming the Beast of Procrastination (or how to stop playing Angry Birds and start writing your paper) Tuesday (4/5), 12:00-1:00  p.m. Wednesday (4/6), 12:00-1:00  p.m. –AND– 2. APA Exposé Thursday (4/7), 3:00-4:00 […]

By March 31, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Building upon strengths

Building upon strengths

Yesterday I attended a presentation about the Building Castles Together project.  Though I cannot do justice to the project in a blog post,  the presentation got me thinking about a often- overlooked aspect of information literacy. In a few words the Building Castles Together project uses art to help build […]

By March 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Zotero: Sharing the basics

Zotero: Sharing the basics

For the past three weeks I have been taking a course on the citation manager Zotero.  Though I can’t cover all of its features in a single blog post–or even a series of posts, I can at least highlight the basics. Zotero is a Firefox add-on: in other words it […]

By March 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Correction and thanks

Correction and thanks

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Last week I had mentioned that I would double-check my judgments on citing the Flickr photo.  The APA style experts did correct me on one detail, and I have edited the citation accordingly.  Now last week’s post reflects the corrections.  The strikethrough shows the material that should […]

By March 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Citation tool as learning tool

Citation tool as learning tool

Photo by Ellenm1, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license 2.0 In his upcoming book about the citation manager Zotero Jason Puckett describes attitudes toward such tools.  Some people might think that students will not learn about citation styles because the citation manager does all of the work for them.  […]

By March 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy