Archive for January, 2016

Faculty Commons is now “The Center”

Faculty Commons is now “The Center”

 Faculty Commons has had a name change! We are now the Center for Collaboration and Development. I know, it’s a great name, but it’s a mouthful! To shorten it down you can call us either “The Center”, or the “CCD.” I’ll be using “The Center.” Why did we change our name? […]

Challenging the ACRL Framework

One of the Association of College & Research Libraries (2015) frames states that “authority is constructed and contextual.”  In other words, information literacy can challenge traditional authority.  Beilin (2015) challenges the authority of the ACRL Framework itself. His chief critique is that the Framework doesn’t sufficiently challenge power structures and […]

By January 28, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Re-conceptualizing Student Services for the Non-Traditional Learner

Re-conceptualizing Student Services for the Non-Traditional Learner

In the early days of online learning, institutions that embraced online education enjoyed limited competition and strong student demand, driven in large part by the convenience and access that new online programs offered. The focus was on scaling to meet student demand and building quality online programs. Targeted student services […]

By January 25, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Welcome Back Spring  2016

Welcome Back Spring 2016

Image by The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my parents) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons I hope the intersession treated you well.  As always your liaison librarians are happy to work with you.  We encourage you to meet with us: find out how we […]

By January 21, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Best of 2015, part 2

Best of 2015, part 2

Image from freeimages.co.uk After a hiatus I can return to the highlights of my 2015 professional reading: 6. McGeough, D. D. (2015). Literacy in performance studies: Connecting oral interpretation, critical media literacy, and digital performance. American Communication Journal, 17(1), 1–9. Retrieved from http://www.ac-journal.org/ I have a soft spot for articles that […]

By January 14, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The Center’s 101 Series

The Center’s 101 Series

Have you ever wondered why a student in your class gets extra time for an exam? What are the best ways to help a student in your class that is struggling with a mental health issue? Did you know that >90% of communication is nonverbal? What goes on in Special Collections […]

InfoSavvy Intersession 2015-2016

InfoSavvy Intersession 2015-2016

I took last week off for an intersession break.  Stay tuned for a regular post this week.

By January 13, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Don’t get caught saying these 6 words in 2016….

Don’t get caught saying these 6 words in 2016….

“We’ve always done it that way” As a change cheerleader I can tell you that most organizations whether a team, department, or college already know what needs to be different.  What’s difficult is putting the resources towards exploring the idea of making a change.  Most organizations rarely take an in-depth […]

By January 12, 2016 0 comments CTEL