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Big questions and outrageous claims about information literacy

Big questions and outrageous claims about information literacy

I love being challenged to think about the bigger picture, to question my assumptions and respond to provocative claims made with the intention of stimulating thought and comment. This is what happened when I read […]

Jul, 28
Eulogy to someone who helped shape my life

Eulogy to someone who helped shape my life

A week ago, John McGuire, my phD supervisor, passed away.  Since the funeral, during which I found myself among old friends and many special memories, I have thought a lot about John as a person […]

Jul, 22
Joining the MOOC game: the role of the library

Joining the MOOC game: the role of the library

The topic of MOOCs is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and there is a growing discussion in the library community about what support libraries can, or should, provide. MOOCs appeared on the […]

Jul, 16
The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

Despite healthy enrolments, the perception that the humanities have been undergoing a ‘crisis’ is well founded. Government and private support for the humanities is in decline even though the humanities are highly valued by society. […]

Jul, 11
Developing digital literacy through mindfulness

Developing digital literacy through mindfulness

I’ve had Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart sitting on my bedside table for a while now, and have finally picked it up to read because – well, because it’s time I did. Lately I’ve been […]

Jul, 08
Stepping outside the box: information literacy via Wikipedia

Stepping outside the box: information literacy via Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of those resources that librarians and educators discourage students from using for research purposes.   Fair enough – after all, students need to learn to source their information from a range of quality […]

Jul, 04

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