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) & Clifford Irving (book); Starring Read More…

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 discussion of shifts in literacy Read More…

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 great place to search many Read More…