Archive for September, 2016

Design thinking and info lit

Design thinking and info lit

Braun (2016, p. 80) outlines some common steps in the design process, whatever the particular model: Identify a problem to be solved. Learn more about the problem. Think of possible solutions. Develop a prototype solution. Test the prototype. Refine the prototype and retest. These steps speak to the Research as Inquiry […]

By September 29, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Banned Books Week 2016: Diversity and dialogue

Banned Books Week 2016: Diversity and dialogue

Banned Books Week 2016 starts on September 25 and highlights diversity.  This year I’m reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.  A Knoxville, TN parent thought the book had “too much graphic information” for a high school assignment (Doyle, 2016, p.7). It can spark other sorts of conversation as well. […]

By September 22, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Archives Month and archives events

Archives Month and archives events

October brings us American Archives Month.  It will also wrap up a series of special events at USM’s Franco-American Collection. The series, which began in May with a talk by Mary Rice-DeFosse (Bates College), highlights Franco-Americans’ wartime experiences.  It continues on September 20 at 5:00 p.m. with a talk by Susan […]

By September 15, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info lit standards and info lit frames

Info lit standards and info lit frames

  At one point the Association of College & Research Libraries had two co-existing information literacy documents: the Standards and the Framework (Hinchliffe, 2016).  On June 25 the ACRL officially rescinded the Standards (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016). I see the two documents as complementary.*  The Framework, for instance, […]

By September 8, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Welcome Back Fall 2016

Welcome Back Fall 2016

Welcome (back)!  I hope the summer has treated you well. I’ll start with the usual reminders.  We librarians are more than happy to visit your classes or create customized course guides. More importantly we want to listen to your teaching and research needs.  Perhaps a live visit or a guide would […]