Small Business Info Lit

  Small Business Saturday is November 26. Libraries can support entrepreneurs in a variety of ways (Schadt, 2016) .  Indeed small business owners have a variety of information needs. Librarians can support businesses’ information needs by learning more about them.  Laura Metzler, Small Business Information Librarian for Cecil County Public Library (Maryland), notes, “It’s research; it’s just Read More…

Time savers in the kitchen and in research

To save time on camera TV chefs have many things prepared ahead by their crews.   How do we librarians save researchers time? We can show novices techniques for searching more efficiently.  These skills include using controlled vocabulary (subject headings), applying limiters, etc.  After all, strategic searching is part of information literacy (Association of College & Read More…

Political information literacy

Election Day is a great time to think about civic literacy.  Though there is little consensus on what the terms mean (Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy, 2016), some commonly associated behaviors relate to information literacy. Abram (2016, Google and Other Search Engines section, para. 1) notes how we need to ask ourselves questions of Read More…