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The Fifth Annual Savvies

The Fifth Annual Savvies

Wow, the fifth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards are here!  To honor this milestone I have focused on comedies (with one romantic suspense movie).  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film: The Associate (1996): Dir. Donald Petrie; Written by Jenaro Prieto (Book), Jean-Claude Carrière, René Gainville, & Nick Thiel (Screenplay); […]

By February 25, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info Lit and Fake News

Info Lit and Fake News

Lately we’ve heard so much buzz about fake news.  As fake news has long been with us–perhaps as long as we’ve had news, let’s keep the hype in perspective.  Still, we can’t ignore the context in which we currently share news. Social media allow us to share news on an […]

By February 9, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Info Lit and Music Videos

Info Lit and Music Videos

Jenny Ferretti (Maryland Institute College of Art) created a research guide to Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.  The guide helps users learn more about the poetry, films, etc. that inspired the album (Ferretti, 2017). Indeed research can result in products beyond the traditional paper.  Of course papers still have a place (especially […]

By February 2, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
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
Making and information

Making and information

    June 17-23 marked the National Week of Making.  You may have heard about makerspaces, often in libraries, where people can create things: See, for example, Scott’s blog post (2016).  Though projects differ, they involve information. Making doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  Makers use information about techniques or equipment. […]

By June 30, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
The Fourth Annual Savvies

The Fourth Annual Savvies

Welcome to the fourth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards!  As usual the credits come from IMDB.  Let’s get right to this year’s winners. For outstanding movie: The Social Network (2010): Dir. David Fincher; Written by Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) & Ben Mezrich (book); Starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. Information literacy […]

By February 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Blogs and scholarly conversation

Blogs and scholarly conversation

Image by Lisa Risager from Denmark (WordPress 10th anniversary  Uploaded by palnatoke) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons As a blogger I follow some favorite blogs.  A recent post in one of them highlighted research as a conversation. LaGuardia (2015) summarized the first two phases of a Project Information […]

By October 22, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Leaping through the information cycle

Leaping through the information cycle

The information cycle covers information creation and use over time.  A TV series can serve as a case in point. When Quantum Leap first aired, people saw the commercials (for ex. mattind69v3, 1989/2013) and read the reviews (for ex. Haithman, 1989).  Magazines covered the show during its run: Maclean’s, for […]

By August 27, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Questioning assumptions

Questioning assumptions

 “Question mark”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_mark.svg#/media/File:Question_mark.svg In a blog post Barbara Fister (2014) reports on the Adobe Digital Editions privacy fiasco (Hoffelder, 2014).  As eye-opening as the revelations are, the post also impresses me in its questioning of assumptions. Fister (2014) refuses to assume that […]

By March 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The art of the webinar

The art of the webinar

Image from freeimages.co.uk As an increasingly common means of sharing information the webinar deserves some attention.  My experience as a participant has attuned me to what the better webinars do well.  These best practices include: Keeping the webinar brief We’re busy people.  The best webinars get to the point and […]

By March 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy