Archive for November, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

I remain thankful for you, the USM faculty, staff, and students.  May you and yours have a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

By November 23, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Small Business Info Lit

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), […]

By November 17, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Time savers in the kitchen and in research

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 […]

By November 10, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Political information literacy

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 […]