Happy Holidays from InfoSavvy!

Happy Holidays from InfoSavvy!

Again I wish you and yours safe, happy holidays.  Stay tuned for a regular post next week.

By December 23, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Scheduling as research

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 […]

By December 15, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Contextual info lit

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 […]

By December 8, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Computer Science and Info Lit

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 […]

By December 1, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

I remain thankful for you, the USM faculty, staff, and students.  May you and yours have a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

By November 23, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Small Business Info Lit

Small Business Info Lit

  Small Business Saturday is November 26. Libraries can support entrepreneurs in a variety of ways (Schadt, 2016) .  Indeed small business owners have a variety of information needs. Librarians can support businesses’ information needs by learning more about them.  Laura Metzler, Small Business Information Librarian for Cecil County Public Library (Maryland), […]

By November 17, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Time savers in the kitchen and in research

Time savers in the kitchen and in research

To save time on camera TV chefs have many things prepared ahead by their crews.   How do we librarians save researchers time? We can show novices techniques for searching more efficiently.  These skills include using controlled vocabulary (subject headings), applying limiters, etc.  After all, strategic searching is part of information […]

By November 10, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Political information literacy

Political information literacy

Election Day is a great time to think about civic literacy.  Though there is little consensus on what the terms mean (Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy, 2016), some commonly associated behaviors relate to information literacy. Abram (2016, Google and Other Search Engines section, para. 1) notes how we need […]

Search Strategy Halloween Style

Search Strategy Halloween Style

Last year I developed two broad research topics from the idea of cosplay (costume play).  Let’s use another costume-related topic to explore how searching is strategic (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015). As I mentioned in my 10/10/2013 post, I sometimes turn to thrift stores for costume pieces.  What […]

By October 27, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Mid-semester reminders

Mid-semester reminders

Can we be at the midpoint of the semester already?!  Remember that we librarians can help students throughout the research process. If a student still needs additional sources for a paper, we can brainstorm search terms and resources he has not yet tried.  If a learner needs help citing a […]

By October 20, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library