Workplace info lit

I’ve written about workplace information literacy on multiple occasions.  I haven’t written about it in light of the ACRL Framework, though.  With Labor Day around the corner I’ll correct this oversight. In my 5/16/13 post I mention consulting subject experts.  Workplace expertise comes as much from experience as it does from other means.  The Framework Read More…

The info lit of produce

Summer brings us farmers’ markets and farm stands.  These places are interesting sites of information exchange.  Many vendors–and customers–are ready to share recipes and cooking tips.  Indeed such information  is often shared informally. Also the farmers know about the produce from their experience growing it.  In other words they are  authorities. Academic research involves different information Read More…

Games of info lit

  This summer ABC has revived some popular game shows (Gonzalez, 2016).  Because I wish to use them thoughtfully, I have been slow to adopt classroom games.  Still, I’m reviving a game of my own. I posted about games in 2013.  Shortly afterward I took a professional development course where I had to create a game. Read More…

Tasks behind the research tasks

When I recently sold a vintage glass dish, I saw how one simple transaction involves many tasks behind the task.  So do many research activities. Before traveling with a fragile dish I checked that the dealer would want it.  First I staged the piece.  Then I took a picture.  Then I showed it to the dealer. Read More…