Archive for May, 2015

Dating the unpopular database

Dating the unpopular database

Discovery sites (for ex. OneSearch) have a database recommendation feature.  At times this feature nicely helps us focus our research.  Sometimes, though, it suggests only the popular kids as information prom dates.  We can overlook a less popular database with potentially valuable articles.  Andrew (2014) discusses this idea in a […]

By May 28, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Space for Collaboration

Space for Collaboration

Image from wordle.net On May 8  ACRL’s New England Chapter held its annual conference, “Spacing Out with the Library.”  Both keynote speakers discussed the role of space in fostering collaboration.  Marie Sorensen (Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc.) focused on physical space, while David Weinberger (Berkman Center for Internet […]

By May 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
To the information literate student

To the information literate student

Image By David Goehring from San Francisco, CA, USA (Graduation Cake Guy) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Graduation brings to mind lifelong learning.  Lifelong learning brings to mind the phrase “information literate student” from the ACRL Standards (2000).  I had problems with this term.  Now the time has […]

By May 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Poetry of the Natural Sciences

Poetry of the Natural Sciences

Image from freeimages.co.uk At first glance poetry and the natural sciences may seem far apart.  As Padel (2011) notes, though, both poetry and science look at concrete particulars (¶ 7). Rillero (1999) describes the use of haiku in a biology class.  Since haiku concern nature and use few words, they […]

By May 7, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy