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 our culture.  In that light Read More…

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 Address Lynn Sutton highlighted exciting Read More…

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 often tout the value of Read More…

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 language (I learned it at Read More…

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) requests, as well as 50 Read More…