The ongoing task of getting organized

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With a new calendar year underway and a new semester upon us many people talk about getting organized.  I’m no exception, as you can tell from these past posts

If you’re in need of ideas, please feel free to revisit these entries.

Steven Bell has also touched upon this topic in a recent ACRLog post.  He wisely reminds us that both print and digital tools have their respective places and that people should create organizational systems that work for them.  He also suggests useful tools to try.  The comments contain additional helpful hints.

Experiment with the different tools and tips.  Pass ideas along to your students.  After all, part of information literacy is–to quote from the Association of College & Research Libraries Standards— being able to “use information effectively (emphasis mine).”   After all, getting organized is an ongoing task.


Association of College & Research Libraries (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved from

Bell, S. (2011, January 10). Your to-do list: Print, digital, hybrid [Web log post].  Retrieved from