The Info Lit of Soaps

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 […]

By January 13, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
My 2016 Favorites, Part 2

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 […]

By January 5, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
My 2016 Favorites, Part 1

My 2016 Favorites, Part 1

Can we really be nearing the end of 2016?!  I’ll continue my tradition of sharing favorite professional reads of 2016.  Here are the first five, in alphabetical order: Baer, A. (2016, December 7). Critical pedagogy, critical conversations: Expanding dialogue about critical library instruction through the lens of composition and rhetoric. In the Library […]

By December 29, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
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