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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
To the information literate student

To the information literate student

Image By David Goehring from San Francisco, CA, USA (Graduation Cake Guy) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Graduation brings to mind lifelong learning.  Lifelong learning brings to mind the phrase “information literate student” from the ACRL Standards (2000).  I had problems with this term.  Now the time has […]

By May 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The commencement of lifelong learning

The commencement of lifelong learning

Image from freeimages.co.uk Commencement was a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do!  To borrow the cliché our graduates are starting on a new learning path.  Let us renew our commitment to lifelong learning as well.  How do we model lifelong learning for our next group of students?  […]

By May 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Preparing a graduation poem

Preparing a graduation poem

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk A few weeks ago I mentioned my latest poem, a piece based on some words from Pasteur.  This piece has called for preparation–and information. As I described, I went to the original speech which features the quotation.  I read French, but it is not technically my first […]

By May 9, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Quotes for your commencement speech

Quotes for your commencement speech

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk With commencements come commencement speeches.  With commencement speeches come the inspirational quotes.  If you’ve been invited to give a speech, Google (used judiciously–of course) is a handy tool, but don’t forget about the library’s quotation resources: Oxford Reference Online contains quotation books. You can type in a […]

By May 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Lifelong learning after graduation

Lifelong learning after graduation

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As graduation approaches, I’d like to remind out soon-to-be alumni about library privileges that they will continue to have.  The alumni card allows for in-library borrowing, as well as  URSUS or MaineCat requests.   With the card alumni can also print from library computers and photocopy.  Check here […]

By May 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy