Archive for May, 2013

Preserving our treasures

Preserving our treasures

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk The Society of American Archivists observes May Day by drawing attention to disaster preparedness for archives.  Though May Day was weeks ago, disaster preparedness remains a timely issue in light of recent tragedies. We can also honor the day-to-day work of archives and special collections in preserving […]

By May 30, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Info lit beyond the words

Info lit beyond the words

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk On May 10 the Association of College & Research Libraries New England chapter held its annual conference.  From Worcester, MA it streamed the keynote address and selected breakout sessions to remote sites.  I attended the virtual conference at Bates College in Lewiston.  Here were the highlights: Keynote […]

By May 23, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Real world info lit

Real world info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk If InfoSavvy had a motto, that motto would probably be “Info lit is everywhere.”  Indeed information literacy is everywhere, and I saw it in some student internship presentations. One of the students specifically mentioned the journals and magazines put out by professional organizations in her field.  We […]

By May 16, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Preparing a graduation poem

Preparing a graduation poem

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk A few weeks ago I mentioned my latest poem, a piece based on some words from Pasteur.  This piece has called for preparation–and information. As I described, I went to the original speech which features the quotation.  I read French, but it is not technically my first […]

By May 9, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The 2013 alumni post

The 2013 alumni post

Image from Sean MacEntee: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5061210124/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License For the past two years at this time I have devoted a post to alumni and to their information needs.  The tradition continues. The alumni card allows in-house borrowing and URSUS catalog (or MaineCat) […]

By May 2, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy