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). Reference & User Services Quarterly, Read More…

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 include textbooks, course readings, simulations, Read More…

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).  If knowledge takes time to Read More…

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 or cycles would I use Read More…

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 learners to achieve learning outcomes Read More…