Archive for February, 2015

The Third Annual Savvies

The Third Annual Savvies

Break out the beverages and snacks! It’s time for the third annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards, my quirky answer to the Oscars.  As usual the credits come from the Internet Movie Database.  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film The Hoax (2006): Dir. Lasse Hallström; Written by William Wheeler (screenplay) […]

By February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
InfoSavvy on vacation (winter 2015)

InfoSavvy on vacation (winter 2015)

Image from freeimages.co.uk I am on vacation this week.  Stay tuned next week for the InfoSavvy movie awards.  In the meantime have a safe, relaxing winter break.

By February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
College readiness and info lit

College readiness and info lit

Image from freeimages.co.uk An adult ed colleague recently told me about the College & Career Readiness Standards for Adult Ed (U.S. Department of Education, 2013).  Thinking of the adult students in our classes, I took a look at the document.  Chapter Four speaks to information literacy. It begins with a […]

By February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Foregrounding  background resources

Foregrounding background resources

Image from freeimages.co.uk In some instruction sessions I mention background resources–often in passing, as the focus is usually on scholarly articles.  Though scholarly articles are part of the information landscape, let’s give background information some long-overdue attention. The libraries have a variety of specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias.  CredoReference is a […]

By February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy