Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news. Fake news aims to achieve three things: to entertain the reader, to provide commentary on a social or political issue, and to force readers to think critically about the… Read More Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

My Latest Readers’ Advisory Tool: Harry Potter Secondary Characters Reading Map

harrypottercharacterreadalikes.wordpress.com I created a coping mechanism for muggles in denial: a Harry Potter Reading Map. I wanted to create a reading map that was as universally appealing as possible, so I decided to choose the most widely read contemporary series I could think of: Harry Potter. This story/character driven series appeals to readers of  all… Read More My Latest Readers’ Advisory Tool: Harry Potter Secondary Characters Reading Map

Ontario Politics: Provincial Funding for Public Libraries

In response to the changing economic and information climate, Ontario public libraries are redefining their roles in order to better serve their communities. Public libraries across Ontario are expanding digital collections, providing more community services to fill the gaps, and implementing innovative programming such as 3D printers and makerspaces. Public need and demand is high, and libraries… Read More Ontario Politics: Provincial Funding for Public Libraries

Student Guide to Summer Fun in London Ontario

Whether you’re new to the city or not, you’re probably on the lookout for fresh, fun, inexpensive things to do in London Ontario. Below is a directory of summer fun – from theatre performances to patio bars to local campgrounds to board game stores. If you have any further suggestions, or if you’re looking for… Read More Student Guide to Summer Fun in London Ontario

London Farmers Markets: Where to Find Them and Why

There’s nothing like the community feel of a bustling Farmers’ Market. Whether you knew it or not, London is the ideal city for Farmers’ Markets. We’re surrounded by farm towns providing tons of fresh and delicious produce, and our population is large enough to warrant many Farmers’ Markets – keeping prices low and options high.… Read More London Farmers Markets: Where to Find Them and Why