Archive for May, 2017

Negotiating the learning curve

Negotiating the learning curve

Recently I had to upgrade my phone.  To learn about Apple products and better serve my Mac-speaking patrons I bought an iPhone.  Since I’d never owned an Apple device, I ‘ve faced a learning curve–negotiated through information. I’ve spoken with technicians in-store, Apple support staff online, and more experienced iPhone […]

By May 26, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Spring cleaning and data curation

Spring cleaning and data curation

  Before I spring clean my home office, I am weeding out some paper files.  I ask myself such questions as: Do I need to keep this document? Why do I need to keep it? For how long? These questions resemble the ones that data curators ask.  Erway notes that […]

By May 18, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Keep asking questions

Keep asking questions

  Commencement speeches often remind us to keep learning.  While I admire the sentiment, how do we keep it from becoming a cliché?  I found one possible answer in a book about questions. Make just one change outlines a system for students to develop their own questions.  It uses varied […]

By May 11, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Summer productivity preview

Summer productivity preview

  Are you already thinking about your summer academic projects?  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a helpful article on summer research productivity (“How to,” 2017).  The Chronicle compiled tips from faculty at various institutions.  After all our colleagues can be valuable sources of information.  The ACRL Framework notes the […]

By May 4, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library