Of poems and posts

Image by tukanuk (Benjamin Davidson): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tukanuk/4564111366/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License. Poetry Month brings to mind my favorite open mic.  Both the open mic and this blog motivate me to write regularly.  How do I keep coming up with new material?  Some strategies serve me well both for blogging Read More…

Salute to school libraries

  Try one. ..  Photo by PlayfulLibrarian: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/playfullibrarian/4207089312, and used under a Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0. The local K-12 schools have their April vacation this week.  Just as your academic librarians have the Association of College & Research Libraries, their K-12 colleagues  have the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The AASL has Read More…

Library buildings, Idea building

Image from the American Library Association I couldn’t let National Library Week (April 8-14) go by without an appropriate reflection.  On January 5 I wrote a post about libraries as sites of engagement with information.  Now I’ll go further and discuss libraries as places of knowledge creation. King and Porter (2012) describe digital media labs Read More…

Beyond computer literacy

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ March 26 would have been my father’s 80th birthday (He passed away 10 years ago.).  Since he’d been a computer operator, I’ll honor my dad with a technology-themed post. Computer literacy does not equal information literacy.  The distinction is not a new one. The ERIC database lists a 1983 article on the Read More…