Archive for May, 2014

Five InfoSavvy years

Five InfoSavvy years

Since I had gradually gone from occasional contributor to regular contributor, I don’t really know when I started posting regularly to this blog.  I do know that I have been posting in some capacity for over five years.  In honor of this milestone–whenever it was–I’ll share some of my favorite […]

By May 29, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
The dance of info lit

The dance of info lit

Image by Saul Brothers (http://memory.loc.gov/musdi/161/0034.gif) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Dancing with the Stars just crowned its newest champions.  What does this show have to do with information literacy? On the show the judges look for content that marks a particular dance style (waltz, tango, etc.).  In info lit we […]

By May 22, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The commencement of lifelong learning

The commencement of lifelong learning

Image from freeimages.co.uk Commencement was a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do!  To borrow the cliché our graduates are starting on a new learning path.  Let us renew our commitment to lifelong learning as well.  How do we model lifelong learning for our next group of students?  […]

By May 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Flight of form and function

Flight of form and function

Image by Adrian Pingstone: Public Domain, Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ba_b747-400_g-bnle_arp.jpg On a recent plane trip I listened to the pre-flight safety orientation–both for safety reasons and as a genre.  This non-academic ritual can teach us about academic sources. A genre responds to a recurring situation (Miller, 1984, p. 159).  When the […]

By May 8, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Organize items and consult experts

Organize items and consult experts

Image from ala.org For both Preservation Week (April 27-May 3) and my work with USM’s Franco-American Collection, I listened to a webinar on preserving family archives.  Two themes connected to aspects of information literacy. The first theme was the importance of organizing your materials.  Organizing information is an underrated aspect […]

By May 1, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy