Rock and roll info lit

  Rock concert audience Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page told an interviewer a story about misinformation.  Someone had insisted that a song from one LZ album was actually from another.  When Page asked him about his sources, the person mentioned an inaccurate website and notes from a pirated disc.  “Voilà,” ends the Read More…

InfoSavvy storytelling

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ On June 15 USM’s Franco-American Collection hosted an evening of storytelling.  Susan Poulin, Michael Parent, and Gregoire Chabot shared their stories and their insights.  Throughout the evening some themes emerged: Listening and Asking Good Questions As Susan Poulin noted, a good storyteller needs to listen well and to ask good questions.  Michael Read More…

Video treatments as info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk The Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center houses a collection of poet/recording artist Tupac Shakur’s papers, including video treatments (Free, 2011, p. 510).  This news made me curious about what goes into a video treatment.  My investigation led me to an information literacy lesson. The Lonnquist article  has some Read More…

Saluting and informing musicians

Image courtesy of http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ I dedicate this entry to my mother, a former accompanist and one of the most info-savvy people I know.  Her love of music reminds me of musicians’ information needs. Abromeit and Vaughan (2004), for example, discuss how opera performers use certain resources to prepare for roles.  At the Oberlin Conservatory of Read More…