Archive for September, 2014

Breaking the rules

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, […]

By September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Banned Books Week 2014: Experiencing the comic

Banned Books Week 2014: Experiencing the comic

This year’s Banned Books Week (Sep. 21-27) features comics and graphic novels.  Ironically I covered comics last year.  This time I’ll discuss one graphic novel, Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles. Oscar is a girl raised as a boy and trained as a soldier.  As Commander of France’s Royal Guard […]

By September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Checklists: Information in use

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 […]

By September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Back for the new semester

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 […]

By September 4, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy