My 2014 professional reading picks

Image from freeimages.co.uk With 2014 nearing its close I’ll give my annual salute to my favorite professional reading of the year. These five are only a sampling of 2014’s fine articles: Best free reference websites. (2014). Reference & User Services Quarterly, 54(1), 50–52. doi:10.5860/rusq.54n1.50 I am saluting my favorite articles of the year: I didn’t Read More…

Connected concepts

Image from freeimages.co.uk/ ACRL (2014) has just released a third draft of its Information Literacy Framework.  I’m still studying it.  Overall, though, I like the emphasis on connected habits of mind (p. 1) over isolated skills. Let’s take the frame Information Creation as a Process, for instance.  There we read about the value placed on Read More…

Tips for the time strapped

Image from freeimages.co.uk In an ideal world we’d allow ample time for our research.  In the real world life intervenes, and even the well-prepared find themselves working close to deadlines.  As the semester nears its end, I’ll remind everyone of the following library resources and services: Full text limiters Most databases allow you to limit Read More…