An InfoSavvy 4th

“Let us . . . cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge.  Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. . . .”  –John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law [1765] Found in Bartlett, J., & Beck, E. M. (1980). Familiar quotations : A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to Read More…

Technology, curiosity, information literacy

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ This past Tuesday (Oct. 16) was Ada Lovelace Day.  Who was Ada Lovelace, and what does her story have to do with information literacy? Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), was a British mathematician who worked with the instruction sequences for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a prototype computer.  Because of this Read More…