Archive for April, 2013

The information cycle revisited

The information cycle revisited

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk The tragedies in Boston, MA and in West, TX are headline news.  As the Newtown, CT shootings are farther along the information cycle, we are beginning to hear less about them.  Still, let us keep all of these people–including the first responders– in our thoughts and prayers. […]

By April 25, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Sharing books on any night

Sharing books on any night

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk World Book Night U.S. will take place on April 23.  This event is about sharing books with light readers and nonreaders.  Actually it is about sharing the love of reading–period.  In that latter spirit I’ll share the books I’m currently reading: Professional Reading Gibson, C. (Ed.). (2006). […]

By April 18, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Building academic communities

Building academic communities

Image courtesy of the American Library Association National Library Week begins this coming Sunday.  Since librarianship is a highly collaborative field, I salute my fellow librarians: I am honored to share ideas with you on a daily basis.  I also salute you, my non-librarian readers.  After all, we librarians are […]

By April 11, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The poetics of close reading

The poetics of close reading

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk With National Poetry Month upon us I’m thinking of the different connections between poetry and information literacy.  I’ll start with a powerful connection: close reading. Poetry–especially when read aloud–encourages close reading.  Take the refrain ‘A terrible beauty is born’ from Yeats’s poem “Easter, 1916.”  Do we emphasize […]

By April 4, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy