Search Strategy Halloween Style

Last year I developed two broad research topics from the idea of cosplay (costume play).  Let’s use another costume-related topic to explore how searching is strategic (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015). As I mentioned in my 10/10/2013 post, I sometimes turn to thrift stores for costume pieces.  What studies have been conducted about Read More…

Mid-semester reminders

Can we be at the midpoint of the semester already?!  Remember that we librarians can help students throughout the research process. If a student still needs additional sources for a paper, we can brainstorm search terms and resources he has not yet tried.  If a learner needs help citing a source, we can work with Read More…

Transitioning to College Research

On October 4 the Texas State Library & Archives Commission hosted a webinar on preparing high school students for college-level research. The three panelists are doing some powerful work in this regard. Lisa Hernandez (Pharr-San Juan-Alamo College, Career & Technology Academy) discussed the E-Research Plan Portfolio she’d developed after attending the University of Texas Libraries Read More…

Profiles for our own info lit

The USM Libraries collect homegrown scholarship on the Digital Commons.  An important companion to this site is the Selected Works Gallery. As a type of profile a Selected Works page can make your work known to visitors (bepress, 2016).  Since the video does not specify a category of visitors, it raises the question of potential Read More…