Poetry of the Social Sciences

Image by Coffeepusher (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons   I wanted this year’s National Poetry Month post to reach beyond the humanities.  In the social sciences researchers have been using poetic techniques to interpret and represent their data. Woodley (2004) describes how poetic devices can aid in analyzing an interview transcript.  Read More…

Happy World Book Night!

Image from the World Book Night website Tonight is World Book Night.  I’ll celebrate it by focusing on family literacy.  Here are a few resources on the subject: Family Literacy (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning) National Center for Families Learning What is Family Literacy? (International Reading Association) What books do you like to share with Read More…

A new star in the info lit sky

By Orthogaffe at fr.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Looxix at fr.wikipedia. [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) , from Wikimedia Commons The Association of College & Research Libraries (2015) has added the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to its “constellation of information literacy documents (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework).”  It is not meant to be prescriptive (Introduction, para. 2), nor Read More…

The possibilities of collaboration

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week (April 12-18) will soon be here.  This year’s theme is unlimited possibilities.  What could the theme mean for colleges and their libraries? Possibilities abound in terms of curricular collaborations.  Lippincott (2015) describes librarians and instructors working together not only in freshman comp, but also in upper-level Read More…