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 justice the protagonist must find, Read More…

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 them.  FictFact will notify you Read More…

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.  The story’s heroine was writing Read More…