The mystery of info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk My summer reading includes mystery novels.  Rhonda Harris Taylor (2005) has looked at such novels in light of information literacy–even invoking the ACRL Standards. Taylor notes that the antagonist initially controls the information, especially about his or her identity (2005, p. 13).  To bring the villain to justice the protagonist must find, Read More…

Sun safety and trademarked toys

The Great Island Trail: Wellfleet, Cape Cod*.  Image from Recreation.gov This past Saturday a bunch of us from the Lewiston-Auburn College marched in the Moxie Festival parade.  This experience evoked two information needs. Spending time in the sun meant the need for skin protection.  The Skin Cancer Foundation offers some advice for protecting yourself.  The Read More…

Home grown development

  Chioggia Beets, by Mason Masteka.  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/masonmasteka/4804101259/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Most of us have traveled to learn from national figures in our respective fields.   This week I partook of professional development closer to home. Students in the Training and Development class (part of the Master’s of Leadership Read More…

Heroic information literacy

I am a fan of the 1980s TV series The Greatest American Hero.  It concerned Ralph, an ordinary man given a suit that endowed him with extraordinary powers.  Since he’d lost its instruction book, Ralph had to learn by trial and error how to use the suit.  His adventures can teach us much about information Read More…