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Facts behind the fiction

Facts behind the fiction

Photo by Sam T (samm4mrox), retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/samm4mrox/2512136836/in/set-72157616962443658 and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Earlier this summer a group of us read The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout.  The discussion highlighted the research potential of this book.  Books do gain something from being shared, don’t they? The […]

By August 22, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The information cycle in action

The information cycle in action

Image  from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Last weekend (April 29-May 1) opened with one historic event, the Royal wedding, and ended with another, the death of Osama bin Laden.  Though very different from each other these two events illustrate the cycle of information. Each event had immediate coverage on television and online.  Then […]

By May 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Remembering the literacy in information literacy, part one

Remembering the literacy in information literacy, part one

Photo used with permission of Worldreader.org In our discussions of information literacy it is sometimes tempting to take the “literacy” part for granted.  For the next couple of posts I would like to highlight some remarkable literacy promotion efforts. The nonprofit group WorldReader.org conducted a trial of Amazon.com Kindles with […]

By October 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy