UMS Faculty Institute Part 1

  Usually a conference has a keynote speech.  The UMaine System Faculty Institute (May 20) had two extraordinary keynotes. The first speaker, Dr. Lodge McCammon, showed his one-take video technique in action.  As the name implies, he records short lecture videos in a single take.  Then he shows the videos in class, as he makes Read More…

“Real world” Research and Info Lit

On Tuesday I listened to a webinar (Linacre, Krajewski, & Bell, 2016) on communicating research to laypeople.  This topic got my attention for two major reasons. First of all information literacy deals very much with issues of audience (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  The Authority is Constructed and Contextual frame invites us to question Read More…

Personal learning goals and info lit

Sara White (2016) outlines three steps toward setting personal learning goals: Identifying what most excites you in your current position Choosing strengths you wish to enhance or gaps you wish to address Finding ways to meet those goals. She describes these steps in further detail, and I highly recommend the article, as it speaks to our Read More…

Terms of Service and Choose Privacy Week

When we sign up for an online service, do we read the privacy policies and terms of service?  What information is being shared with whom?  When and how is it being shared?  Let’s be honest: few of us thoroughly read such details. Terms of Service Didn’t Read summarizes policies for many popular sites.  Without slogging Read More…