Archive for January, 2012

On a more serious note

On a more serious note

Image by Ksayer1.  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksayer/5451761983/, and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 2.0. Last week I shared a song parody.  This week let’s use my parody to demonstrate fair use analysis.  The University of Minnesota Libraries have a handy worksheet to help us do so.* Fair use involves […]

By January 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The lighter side of info lit

The lighter side of info lit

Image by Matt Dempsey.  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt44053/3303349031/, and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 2.0. With the start of the semester being such a stressful time I’ll post on a lighter subject, the song parody.  Though I am not a musician–as anyone who has heard me sing can attest, […]

By January 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Welcoming reminders

Welcoming reminders

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ The new semester brings with it some routine reminders.  How do I make them less routine?  I can make some of them rhyme: We can visit your courses/And show the students library resources. We can come for one session/Or through a complete semester’s progression. We can make […]

By January 11, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Library metaphors: Laboratories and more

Library metaphors: Laboratories and more

I’ll start the new year with some metaphors.  Howard (2009) uses the laboratory metaphor for describing special collections.  Gluibizzi (2008) uses the concept of a salon to discuss libraries.  Mathews (2011) refers to a “learning boutique.” What do these three metaphors have in common–aside from their library connection?  Each one […]

By January 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy