Archive for March, 2016

Resources for alumni 2016

Resources for alumni 2016

Soon graduation will usher in another cohort of new alumni.  The Alumni Cards link outlines the library services still available to our graduates.  Let’s not forget the general USM Alumni page.   I’ll also leave our soon-to-be alums with the resources listed in: Best free reference websites: Seventeenth annual list. (2015). […]

By March 24, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Hello USM Faculty, We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you in April (read below). We hope you can attend! Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop An astonishing array of Open Educational Resources (OER) becomes available for teaching, learning, and research everyday. OER are largely electronic resources and can […]

By March 22, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Tech Tip: Scheduling Google Hangouts Using Google Calendar

Tech Tip: Scheduling Google Hangouts Using Google Calendar

This month’s Tech Tip explains how to use Google Calendar to schedule a Google Hangout. This is a great feature for faculty who wish to schedule virtual meetings with their students. (click here if video player doesn’t load)

By March 18, 2016 0 comments CTEL

Taking time to plan

My two management courses shared one common piece of advice: take time to plan.  What does this maxim have to do with information literacy? The ACRL Framework (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015) acknowledges “the time skills, time, and effort needed to produce knowledge” (Information Has Value: Dispositions section).  […]

By March 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Quality Matters Materials

Quality Matters Materials

Thanks again to everyone who was able to attend last week’s workshop on the Quality Matters program. If you missed the session, or would like electronic versions of the rubric and program overview, please contact a member of the design team here at CTEL. We would like to encourage everyone […]

By March 7, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Everyday information literacy

Everyday information literacy

Recently I bought my first new washer and dryer.  To quote Stebbins (2015) I found the research process “reflective, iterative, and most of all, messy” (para. 7). I had to reflect on what I wanted from my machines–beyond simply units that  worked.  Did I want top-loaders or front-loaders?  What settings […]

By March 3, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Upcoming CTEL Workshops

Upcoming CTEL Workshops

Hello USM Faculty, We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you over the next two months (read below). We hope you can attend! Effective Collaboration in Virtual Teams Workshop Collaboration is considered an essential skill for success in the 21st century. Online courses provide a unique opportunity for […]

By March 1, 2016 0 comments CTEL