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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
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
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
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
Some words about information

Some words about information

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.” –James Madison, letter to W.T. Barry [ August 4, 1822] Found in Platt, S. (Ed.). (1989). Respectfully quoted: A dictionary of quotations requested from the […]

By July 7, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Best of 2015, part 2

Best of 2015, part 2

Image from freeimages.co.uk After a hiatus I can return to the highlights of my 2015 professional reading: 6. McGeough, D. D. (2015). Literacy in performance studies: Connecting oral interpretation, critical media literacy, and digital performance. American Communication Journal, 17(1), 1–9. Retrieved from http://www.ac-journal.org/ I have a soft spot for articles that […]

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Best of 2015, part 1

Best of 2015, part 1

 Image from freeimages.co.uk/ As the year ends, I salute my favorite professional readings of 2015.  I mix books, articles, and other formats in this year’s list.  Here they are in alphabetical, not rank, order: 1. Bell, S. (2015, July 8).  AKA “the student success center” [Blog post].  Retrieved from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/steven-bell/aka-the-student-success-center-from-the-bell-tower/ […]

By December 31, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy