The Fifth Annual Savvies

Wow, the fifth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards are here!  To honor this milestone I have focused on comedies (with one romantic suspense movie).  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film: The Associate (1996): Dir. Donald Petrie; Written by Jenaro Prieto (Book), Jean-Claude Carrière, René Gainville, & Nick Thiel (Screenplay); Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Read More…

Info Literate Notetaking

While weeding out some papers I found some pages about double-entry journals.  This format uses two columns (or opposing pages).  One side is for paraphrases, quotes, or summaries from a source.  The other is for responses to those notes (Ballenger, 2007, pp. 140-148).  In other words it sets up a conversation between the researcher and Read More…

Info Lit and Fake News

Lately we’ve heard so much buzz about fake news.  As fake news has long been with us–perhaps as long as we’ve had news, let’s keep the hype in perspective.  Still, we can’t ignore the context in which we currently share news. Social media allow us to share news on an unprecedented scale, which leaves little time Read More…

Info Lit and Music Videos

Jenny Ferretti (Maryland Institute College of Art) created a research guide to Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.  The guide helps users learn more about the poetry, films, etc. that inspired the album (Ferretti, 2017). Indeed research can result in products beyond the traditional paper.  Of course papers still have a place (especially in a writing course), and Read More…