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Summer productivity preview

Summer productivity preview

  Are you already thinking about your summer academic projects?  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a helpful article on summer research productivity (“How to,” 2017).  The Chronicle compiled tips from faculty at various institutions.  After all our colleagues can be valuable sources of information.  The ACRL Framework notes the […]

By May 4, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
National Library Week and Alumni

National Library Week and Alumni

We want to think of our alumni, especially as commencement draws near.  What do the USM Libraries have to offer them?  Let’s start with the current version of the Alumni Card page. Then let’s consider resources available through our library networks. Cloud Library is an exciting collection of ebooks and electronic […]

By April 13, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
The ACRL Framework Sandbox

The ACRL Framework Sandbox

One of the greatest strengths of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is its big-picture orientation (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015, Introduction section).  One of its greatest challenges is its big-picture orientation.  How can the frames play out in the real classroom?  At last the Framework for Information Literacy […]

By January 26, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Small Business Info Lit

Small Business Info Lit

  Small Business Saturday is November 26. Libraries can support entrepreneurs in a variety of ways (Schadt, 2016) .  Indeed small business owners have a variety of information needs. Librarians can support businesses’ information needs by learning more about them.  Laura Metzler, Small Business Information Librarian for Cecil County Public Library (Maryland), […]

By November 17, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Profiles for our own info lit

Profiles for our own info lit

The USM Libraries collect homegrown scholarship on the Digital Commons.  An important companion to this site is the Selected Works Gallery. As a type of profile a Selected Works page can make your work known to visitors (bepress, 2016).  Since the video does not specify a category of visitors, it […]

By October 6, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Discovery, surprises, and info lit

Discovery, surprises, and info lit

To better use it in my teaching I have spent extra time with OneSearch, the library’s discovery tool.  Such tools show us how searching is strategic (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  Strategy does not preclude surprises, though. On July 11 I searched for recent scholarly items on portfolios […]

By July 14, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Terms of Service and Choose Privacy Week

Terms of Service and Choose Privacy Week

When we sign up for an online service, do we read the privacy policies and terms of service?  What information is being shared with whom?  When and how is it being shared?  Let’s be honest: few of us thoroughly read such details. Terms of Service Didn’t Read summarizes policies for […]

By May 5, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library

Joining the Connect.Ed blog

You may or may not know that the library shares a blog with the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning  and the Center for Collaboration and Development.  Since that blog, Connect.Ed, serves the same audience that InfoSavvy does, I am joining the Connect.Ed family of bloggers.  Here is my first post. […]

By April 28, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
World Book Night 2016

World Book Night 2016

 Image from the World Book Night website To honor World Book Night (April 23) let’s look at some different ebook platforms.  I’ll focus on ones the library uses. Let’s start with SpringerLink.  Though it is technically a publisher’s platform extending beyond ebooks, SpringerLink provides access to many ebooks, particularly in […]

By April 21, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Hello USM Faculty, We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you in April (read below). We hope you can attend! Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop An astonishing array of Open Educational Resources (OER) becomes available for teaching, learning, and research everyday. OER are largely electronic resources and can […]

By March 22, 2016 0 comments CTEL