Celebrating the underrated

Photo by Jason Meredith: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/merfam/3072343485/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License I consider Thanksgiving an underrated holiday.  As it approaches I call attention to two underrated source types: book reviews and letters to the editor. Often we ask students to find scholarly articles.  I show students how to limit for Read More…

A professional development road trip

Image from freeimages.co.uk Last month I took an online course through the Association of College & Research Libraries.  The course was called “On the road to information literacy success:Putting students in the driver’s seat.”  The road took some interesting turns. Assignment 1 had us participants create active learning lessons.  For mine I focused on ACRL Read More…

Meet the Military & Government Collection

  Image by Ron Cogswell: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/7818500462/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Today finds us between Election Day and Veterans’ Day.  This is a perfect time to look more closely at the Military & Government Collection.  Though the database name is self-explanatory, sample searches tell a fuller story. In the Read More…