Breaking the rules

Image from freeimages.co.uk As the libraries create tutorials, I have heard more and more about best practices.  A recent webinar advised us to break some of these rules—for the right reasons, of course. It depends. . . . Two common rules, Address Different Learning Styles and Use an Academic Tone, depend on context.  Adapting for Read More…

Checklists: Information in use

By Oregon Department of Transportation (Pre Trip Checklist  Uploaded by Smallman12q) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto illustrates through several case studies the power of checklists.  More importantly it offers advice on harnessing this power. The book (Gawande, 2010) describes what makes a good checklist: it should contain only the key Read More…

Back for the new semester

Image from freeimages.co.uk Welcome back!  I hope the summer has treated you wonderfully!  It has been an exciting summer for the libraries. We have added more materials to the Digital Commons.  If you have any updates for your Selected Works page, please contact your liaison librarian.  We’re happy to give your work the attention it Read More…