Storm Cleanup and Information Sharing

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First of all I hope you are well in the aftermath of the recent storm.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those severely impacted.

Kudos to those who have shared information about available showers, charging stations, warming centers, contractors, etc.  These acts point to the social nature of information.  Part of information literacy is “participating ethically in communities of learning” (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, Introduction section).

Though the hours vary by campus, the USM Libraries are open after standard business hours, if you need to charge your devices.   The library homepage lists the hours for each campus.

Here are two other useful links:

http://www.maine.gov/mema/mema_masscare.shtml

http://www.cmpco.com/QEP/Outage_Central/Outage_Resources.html

I’ll close by thanking the utility workers, first responders, and others who have been instrumental in the cleanup.

Reference

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website : http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

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