Archive for December, 2011

Year’s best from InfoSavvy

Year’s best from InfoSavvy

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ With the year coming to an end I couldn’t resist creating my own “year’s best” list.  Here are the five most interesting articles (listed alphabetically by author) I’ve read in 2011: 1.  Brady, L., Singh-Corcoran, N., Dadisman, J., & Diamond, K. (2009). A collaborative approach to information […]

By December 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
We call it info lit

We call it info lit

  Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Recently I complained to some faculty members about the word “interdisciplinarity.”  I feared that outsiders might consider the term a meaningless buzzword.  Then I rethought my stance.  We librarians have been doing interdisciplinary work: we simply call it information literacy. ACRL Standard One (2000) specifically mentions […]

By December 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
End-of-semester citation thoughts

End-of-semester citation thoughts

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As online information becomes more abundant, it has also become more complex.  Manjoo (2010), for example, discusses how blogs and web magazines have grown to resemble each other.  Many resources don’t perfectly fit the garden-variety examples in style manuals.  Then how do we foster the skills for […]

By December 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Info lit as professional learning, part 2

Info lit as professional learning, part 2

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Last week I wrote about professional information needs.  I wrote of organizational learning needs and of individual learning needs.  Do our personal learning environments meet our needs? Though definitions vary, we can think of a personal learning environment (PLE) as a “set of tools, information sources, connections […]

By December 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Info lit as professional learning, part 1

Info lit as professional learning, part 1

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Since information literacy goes with lifelong learning (ACRL, 2000), Employee Learning Week (December 5-9) merits two posts.  This week let’s look at professional learning needs. Carnell (as cited in Carnell & Lodge, 2002) highlight four approaches to professional development: didactic, empowering, co-operative, and community.  Both the didactic […]

By December 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy