My favorite articles of 2013

Image from freeimages.co.uk Two years ago I shared outstanding articles I had read in 2011.   This year I am reviving the tradition with my favorite articles of 2013:   Helms, M. M.,  & Whitesell, M. (2013). Transitioning to the embedded librarian model and improving the senior capstone business strategy course. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 39, Read More…

Safe travels

Image from freeimages.co.uk As you leave for your holidays, I wish you safe travels.  I back up this wish with some winter driving information from AAA and Car Talk.  These two links are not only from trusted sources but also thorough in their coverage. Most of the tips are common knowledge to experienced drivers in Read More…

Working with College Transitions

Image from freeimages.co.uk Next week I’ll be giving a talk about my work with Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transitions Program.  Here’s a presentation preview: The LAE College Transitions students usually research health topics of their own choosing.  I show these learners useful resources. The students themselves can best speak to how the session benefits them.  Read More…

Senior Sem supplemental

Image from Enokson: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/4384435939/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Students come into college classrooms from varied home communities, many of which use registers quite different from academic English.  How do we honor students’ home languages or dialects, yet develop their fluency in academic language?  Hybrid texts offer one approach Read More…

My unfinished capstone

Image from freeimages.co.uk As an experiment I compiled and annotated sources on a sample Senior Seminar topic.   You can read the short bibliography  in a supplemental post following this one.  How did the experiment turn out otherwise? After discarding some ideas I finally looked at the use of hybrid texts as a bridge to Read More…