Image tricks and treats

When I chose the above image for this post, I thought of how I choose images on a weekly basis.  Choosing legally usable images is a given.  How else do I choose? Though I could probably do so legally–as long as the people are in a public space and not the focus of the picture Read More…

Technology, curiosity, information literacy

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ This past Tuesday (Oct. 16) was Ada Lovelace Day.  Who was Ada Lovelace, and what does her story have to do with information literacy? Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), was a British mathematician who worked with the instruction sequences for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a prototype computer.  Because of this Read More…

Happy Info Lit Awareness Month!

Image courtesy of Libraries Thriving Since it is National Information Literacy Awareness Month, I couldn’t let October go by without an InfoSavvy post on the subject.  What is information literacy anyway?  I’ll give the ACRL Standards a rest this week–with all due respect to them– and share what info lit means to me. First of Read More…

Info lit all the same

Weaver shows her neighbors AID 2008 calendar Kapda: Clothing the Nation: Image retrieved from  http://gallery.aidindia.org/gallery/gallery2/v/publications/Calendar+2008/ and used with permission of Aravinda Pillalamari One of my library school classmates, Aravinda, does development work in India.  Normally I would not use this blog to promote a friend’s organization, but some of the group’s philosophies resonate with information Read More…