InfoSavvy storytelling

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ On June 15 USM’s Franco-American Collection hosted an evening of storytelling.  Susan Poulin, Michael Parent, and Gregoire Chabot shared their stories and their insights.  Throughout the evening some themes emerged: Listening and Asking Good Questions As Susan Poulin noted, a good storyteller needs to listen well and to ask good questions.  Michael Read More…

Maine Academic Libraries Day

Image from Boston Public Library: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/2381506633/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Another Friday (June 14) brought yet another conference, the 5th Annual Maine Academic Libraries Day.   I enjoyed connecting with librarian friends and hearing some useful presentations. Bryan Alexander (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) delivered the keynote Read More…

Back from boot camp

Image from Knar Bedian (hyekab25): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyekab25/5635908167, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Last year I attended the annual Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp (Tufts University).  This year’s event has helped me ask various questions of data. The opening panelists questioned the data used in responding to extreme adversities– economic downturns, Read More…