Joining the Connect.Ed blog

You may or may not know that the library shares a blog with the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning  and the Center for Collaboration and Development.  Since that blog, Connect.Ed, serves the same audience that InfoSavvy does, I am joining the Connect.Ed family of bloggers.  Here is my first post. Stay tuned for particulars on Read More…

World Book Night 2016

 Image from the World Book Night website To honor World Book Night (April 23) let’s look at some different ebook platforms.  I’ll focus on ones the library uses. Let’s start with SpringerLink.  Though it is technically a publisher’s platform extending beyond ebooks, SpringerLink provides access to many ebooks, particularly in the health sciences.  Without creating Read More…

Your Subject Liaisons @ the Library!

USM Libraries recently updated its liaison program. Each department at USM is supported by a librarian who is available to assist faculty with their research, book selection, research skills instruction to students, location of open-source textbooks and a range of other services. Liaisons also build and maintain each faculty member’s Digital Commons presence to effectively Read More…

National Poetry Month and info lit

Image from freeimages.co.uk/ For National Poetry Month 2016 I salute an underrated device, the epigraph, “a motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme” (Epigraph, 2011).  How do we attribute such a quote when performing a poem orally? Hamilton College  (n.d.) offers tips on citing sources in oral Read More…

OER Workshop Materials

Thanks again to all who were able to attend yesterday’s workshop both in-person and from a distance. I have attached the presentation deck here, which contains links to the resources we discussed. We also recorded the session, and you can view the recording here Presentation OER Workshop.4.12.16

National Library Week 2016

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) has as its theme Libraries Transform.  The slogan raises an important question: whom or what do libraries transform?  I’ll focus on academic libraries or–more accurately–librarians. At our best we librarians transform student perceptions about academic work.  We strive to make the research process Read More…