Archive for September, 2011

Banned book information

Banned book information

Image courtesy of the American Library Association. October 1 marks the end of Banned Books Week.  Do you have some favorite banned books?   Though I have many favorite books, I often use dictionaries, and The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary was in Robert P. Doyle’s  Books Challenged or Banned in 2009-2010, a […]

By September 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Constitution Day resources

Constitution Day resources

U.S.S. Constitution, from aft Image from kirinqueen (Erin Stevenson O’Connor): Retrieved fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kirinqueen/142059489/, and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike License 2.0 . In honor of the recent Constitution Day (September 17,  observed September 16) here are some important links from Core Documents of U.S. Democracy: The Articles of Confederation The […]

By September 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Celebrating knowledge from people

Celebrating knowledge from people

Image courtesy of http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As the fall semester begins, I enjoy seeing people return.  I get to hear how regular patrons spent the summer.  Thinking about people reminds me of how people can be important information sources. Lloyd (2005) mentions the “social (emphasis mine), physical, and textual sites of knowledge […]

By September 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Inspiration for topic formation

Inspiration for topic formation

Image courtesy of http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Many courses require a final paper or project.  Since a better-developed topic usually results in a better project, here’s my topic development advice to students: The best topic is one where your interests meet your instructor’s expectations.  Be sure you know what those expectations are.  Ask […]

By September 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Notes on being a co-learner

Notes on being a co-learner

As an undergrad I took a seminar on the Faust legend.  The instructor, a music professor, told us students that he would be a co-learner of the course’s non-musical content.   Now that I am an instructor myself,  I further appreciate this approach. I am co-teaching a section of FRS197 (Information […]

By September 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library