Best of 2019, Part 2

  With so many great articles I had tough choices and a last-minute substitution.  I’ll put that item last–but not least–on the list.  Otherwise here are the remaining 2019 picks in alphabetical order:   Lateef, A., & Omotayo, F. O. (2019). Information audit as an important tool in organizational management: A review of literature. Business Read More…

Best of 2019, Part 1

Reading the professional literature is part of a librarian’s information literacy.  As usual I’m sharing my favorite professional reads from this year ending.   The first five– in alphabetical order– are: Belzowski, N., & Robison, M. (2019). Kill the one-shot: Using a collaborative rubric to liberate the librarian-instructor partnership. Journal of Library Administration, 59(3), 282-297. doi: Read More…

Thankful for different source types

As holidays go, Thanksgiving gets overlooked.  In our fondness for scholarly journal articles, do we overlook other information sources? For example do we pay enough attention to trade magazines or professional association newsletters?  Students will use such sources in their working lives: Shouldn’t they encounter some during their college careers? Likewise government information would serve Read More…

Scary genres and info lit

Some librarians are taking part in an All Hallow’s Read book swap.  When participants sign up, they list their favorite scary genre and/or scary elements.  If our giftee likes a genre less familiar to us, we learn a little about it.  After all, how can we recognize a genre we haven’t encountered before?  We can Read More…

Food safety and Information Literacy

  However we celebrate July 4, food will play a role in our festivities.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  Food Safety Page has  tips for safe food handling. Scientists publish studies about food safety.    For example Gogou, Katsaros, Derens, Alvarez, and Taokis (2015) look at temperature control as food gets to Read More…

Best of 2018, Part 2

Here are the remaining five picks for 2018: Lambe, A., Anthoney, F., & Shaw, J. (2018). One door closes, another opens: Surviving and thriving through organizational restructure by ensuring knowledge continuity. Business Information Review, 35(4), 145–153. doi: 10.1177/0266382118802651 Part of information literacy is using information effectively, and an organization can’t do so if the information Read More…

Best of 2018, Part 1

Image Credit: Imama Lavi, from pexels.com As the year draws to a close, I’ll continue my tradition of sharing ten favorite articles of 2018.  Here are the first five in alphabetical order by author: Bonnet, J. L., Herakova, L., & McAlexander, B. (2018). Play on? Comparing active learning techniques for information literacy instruction in the Read More…

Why information containers matter

Though I chiefly use APA style, I’ve brushed up on MLA format.  In MLA style the container, such as a specific DVD or DVD set, matters greatly.  Why does it matter? The Information Creation as a Process frame acknowledges that information–including a TV episode–can be packaged and disseminated in different ways (Association of College & Read More…