My 2016 Favorites, Part 1

Can we really be nearing the end of 2016?!  I’ll continue my tradition of sharing favorite professional reads of 2016.  Here are the first five, in alphabetical order: Baer, A. (2016, December 7). Critical pedagogy, critical conversations: Expanding dialogue about critical library instruction through the lens of composition and rhetoric. In the Library With the Lead Pipe. Retrieved Read More…

Scheduling as research

For many of us the Holidays bring many invitations in a short period of time.  Keeping up with them shows the Research as Inquiry frame (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015) in action. Take any given invitation.  You start with the basic questions of date, time, and place.  Then you ask (at least to Read More…

Contextual info lit

Last week I ended the post with a reference to the K-12 context.  The theme of context also came up in a recent webinar (Hinchliffe & Brown, 2016). Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Karen Brown (Dominican University) discussed collaborative team-based assessment.  They described how a collaborative assessment project requires: Team members Read More…

Computer Science and Info Lit

The Association for Computing Machinery, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative, along with Code.org,  have launched the K-12 Computer Science Framework (Yongpradit, 2016).  The framework contains seven Core Practices (K-12 computer science framework, 2016, p. 57).  Some of them speak to the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. For Read More…