Vacations then and now

Image from www.freeimages.co.uk I just read an article (Landis, 1905) entitled “A Vacation Trip at Home.”  I mention it here not so much for its content, but for its date–July 1905. I’m sharing it to highlight the American Periodical Series Online database, where I found the article.  Obviously people from history or American Studies would Read More…

The earl and the smuggling master

Image from PhillipC (Phillip Capper): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/flissphil/4014647728/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Yes, it’s time for a post about summer reading!  Recently I read The Dragon’s Bride, by Jo Beverley. The story takes place on England’s Devon coast.  At the start the hero suddenly becomes an earl, while another character Read More…

The info lit of downsizing

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ I am moving into a shared office.  The related downsizing has involved the usual decisions to keep, toss, or query things–especially books and files.  These questions call for information literacy. To place a book or paper into any of these categories involves judging its currency and relevance.  If an item no longer Read More…

An InfoSavvy 4th

“Let us . . . cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge.  Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. . . .”  –John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law [1765] Found in Bartlett, J., & Beck, E. M. (1980). Familiar quotations : A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to Read More…