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 p.m. The workshops will be Read More…

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 upon the existing personal and Read More…

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 only works with the Firefox Read More…

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 be omitted.   The corrected citation Read More…

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.  Actually citation managers can provide Read More…