Wikipedia–A tool like any other

Image from Giulia Forsythe: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8174197748/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Have you ever read an article that put words to something you’ve been trying to say?  I came upon one: Calhoun, C. (2014). Using Wikipedia in information literacy instruction: Tips for developing research skills. College & Research Libraries News, Read More…

Teaching the Dream

Photo from Inspired N 07 (Yvonne Bowens): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/11357032@N03/1316741577/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Martin Luther King Day made me think about how we teach civil rights.  The ERIC database has some resources for teaching Dr. King’s dream. First of all the ERIC thesaurus lists “civil rights” as an official Read More…

Welcome Back Spring 2014

Image from alborzshawn: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/7502393@N04/472028910 and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Welcome back, everyone!  I hope you had a safe, pleasant time off. As always your librarians are here to help you with customized guides, visits, and more.  We are happy to offer instruction, but we offer a variety of other Read More…

An info-savvy party

Image from freeimages.co.uk Yes, it’s time for another food-related post!  Cooking involves a great deal of information literacy. Before a recent party, for example, I asked myself some questions:  What new recipe could I try at my skill level and in my time frame?  What dishes do I already make well?  What items could I Read More…