Profiles for our own info lit

By SimonWaldherr (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
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 raises the question of potential audience.  The Information Creation as a Process frame reminds us that information is used for different purposes and in different contexts (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  The Information has Value frame reminds us that information literacy includes managing our online profiles (ACRL, 2015).

Check out the Selected Works Gallery for yourself.  If you already have a Selected Works page, you can check that it is up to date.  If you don’t have one,  your liaison librarian can help you set one up.   At the very least having a profile is a way to practice one’s own information literacy.


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015).  Framework for information literacy for higher education.

Retrieved from ACRL website:

bepress (2016). SelectedWorks: Maximize the impact of your scholarship [Video file] Retrieved from



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