infoliterati

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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

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 … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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, … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments