The ACRL Framework Sandbox

One of the greatest strengths of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is its big-picture orientation (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015, Introduction section).  One of its greatest challenges is its big-picture orientation.  How can the frames play out in the real classroom?  At last the Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox (ACRL, 2016) can help Read More…

Welcome Back Spring 2017

Welcome back, everyone!  I hope the semester break treated you well.  Some interesting things are coming up for the new semester. The libraries are testing a service called BrowZine.  We have it for the next year and a half.  You can search for journal titles, but its true strength–as the name implies–is browsing.  You can Read More…

The Info Lit of Soaps

The recent vacation allowed me to watch my favorite soap operas.  Between vacations I keep up with the shows through a soap magazine.  The magazine contains story recaps, casting news, star profiles, and fan comments.  Indeed it serves an audience of fans. On the other hand an article such as “Studying Soap Operas” (Soukup, 2016) Read More…

My 2016 Favorites, Part 2

2016 was a great professional reading year to the very end!  One last-minute item was so exciting that I moved an entry from last week’s post to this one (to maintain alphabetical order–I have a lot of Bs this year, don’t I?). In the new order here are my last five picks: Bury, S. (2016). Learning Read More…