Cracking open creativity and info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk I recently made an omelet, but I am not a skilled flipper.  Though the resulting mess tasted fine (in my humble opinion), I told myself to try a frittata recipe next time.  What does this experience say about creativity and information literacy? First of all information literacy involves constraints.  We define an Read More…

Making the most of OneSearch

    Since it lacks precision, I have steered students away from OneSearch, the UMaine System’s all-inclusive search mechanism (federated searching, in library lingo).  Now I can see the lack of focus as a teaching–and learning–opportunity. The goal of OneSearch is to provide library users a one-stop search experience.  Users don’t need to do separate Read More…

Time for new habits

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk Welcome back! Since I believe in lifelong learning, I find new year’s resolutions redundant.  All the name the new year and the new semester inspire us to new habits. The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) has connected eight habits of mind (n.d.) with writing success: Curiosity Openness Engagement Creativity Persistence Responsibility Read More…