Faculty Showcase: Community Engaged Learning

This workshop will highlight ways that community-based service learning can increase student motivation and engagement by providing experiential opportunities to learn in real world contexts. The workshop will focus on the benefits of partnering with communities and strategies for facilitating service learning in face-to-face, blended or online courses. CTEL has assembled a panel of three Read More…

Banned Books Week 2015

  Each year I post about Banned Books Week.  I do so because information literacy addresses the social issues around information (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  Banned Books Week 2015(September 27-October 3) will focus on young adult books. Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems (WritersCorps, 2003) was challenged twice in one period.  Read More…

Government information

Last week I mentioned intergovernmental resources.  Let’s not overlook information produced by our own government. Data.gov lets students (and the rest of us) find government data on a variety of subjects (Devine & Egger-Sider, 2014, p. 49).  We searchers can browse topics or type in keywords. Let’s not forget the Government Publishing Office as well.  Read More…

Framing intergovernmental resources

Image by sarang (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A summer webinar reminded me of an underrated resource, publications from intergovernmental agencies.  Brett Cloyd (University of Iowa) described how World Bank publications can demonstrate the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. One of the ACRL  (2015) frames looks at authority.  The controversies surrounding the World Bank Read More…

Routine reminders

By raulalbores (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Welcome back!  I hope summer has given you a pleasant break from your routine.  Now it’s time for some routine reminders. Please encourage your students to activate their USM cards at any one of the campus libraries.  Online students can get a Distance Learner Read More…