Post Tagged with: "summer reading"

Audiobook Month and info lit

Audiobook Month and info lit

Last time I discussed learning about my new phone.  One of my goals was to download audiobooks from Maine Infonet’s Download Library.  Since it is Audiobook Month, June is an ideal time to plug Maine Infonet’s Download Library and talk about audiobooks. Explore the Download Library for yourself.  There you’ll find […]

By June 16, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Summer reading and the research conversation

Summer reading and the research conversation

  Currently I am reading Rebecca’s Tale, by Sally Beauman.  The story builds upon Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.  In a sense the two novels speak to one another.  Likewise we can see research as a conversation (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015). Rebecca’s Tale takes place 20 years after […]

By July 21, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Journeys of curiosity

Journeys of curiosity

Image by Bob Jenkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons   I hope you’re enjoying your summer–and your summer reading.  I just read Kristin Chenoweth’s memoir, A Little Bit Wicked. The title alludes to Chenoweth’s role as Galinda in the Broadway musical Wicked (Chenoweth & Rodgers, 2009). Kruse and […]

By July 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Researching the romance

Researching the romance

Image from freeimages.co.uk/ In the summer we set aside more time for leisure reading.  Pleasure reading time is at the heart of Janice Radway’s classic Reading the Romance. Radway had interviewed romance readers about the role this practice plays in their lives.  Many of the respondents saw the reading as […]

By August 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The earl and the smuggling master

The earl and the smuggling master

Image from PhillipC (Phillip Capper): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/flissphil/4014647728/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Yes, it’s time for a post about summer reading!  Recently I read The Dragon’s Bride, by Jo Beverley. The story takes place on England’s Devon coast.  At the start the hero suddenly becomes […]

By July 18, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The mystery of info lit

The mystery of info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk My summer reading includes mystery novels.  Rhonda Harris Taylor (2005) has looked at such novels in light of information literacy–even invoking the ACRL Standards. Taylor notes that the antagonist initially controls the information, especially about his or her identity (2005, p. 13).  To bring the villain to […]

By July 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Recreational reading resources

Recreational reading resources

Girl on the Beach  Image from Freeimageslive/Julien Tromeur, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Unported Do you plan to catch up on leisure reading this summer?  Here are a few resources for you: FictFact If you follow particular series of books, this site helps you keep track of […]

By June 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Summer reading for yearlong information literacy

My February 25 post “Fiction writing, real information literacy” described how writing fiction can serve as a research exercise.  Students can conduct research to give accurate detail to their works.  Similarly reading fiction can spark research ideas. For example I recently read Susan Kandel’s I dreamed I married Perry Mason.  […]

By July 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy