Effective Search Strategies: High School Information Literacy Seminar

I created a 30 minute information literacy seminar, aimed at grade 11 or 12 university level classes. It could easily be altered to fit any subject by changing the subject searches and database. The lesson plan includes active learning activities and pre- and post- assessment. I found that very few students had any background experience… Read More Effective Search Strategies: High School Information Literacy Seminar

What I Loved This Month #7 – Outlander, Canadian Music, 3D Printing, and Buttons

Christmas is coming and I’m a busy girl! December means lots of extra shifts for me (since everyone else is going on vacation), many trips to local independent boutiques for Christmas shopping, 7 Christmas parties, and a very long book wishlist. What I Read The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman is an absurdist’s dream come… Read More What I Loved This Month #7 – Outlander, Canadian Music, 3D Printing, and Buttons

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

“Your Life Work” as a 21st Century Librarian

“When you have these two important qualifications, love for book and love for people, you may well consider the vocation of a librarian.” According to Iowa State College’s “Your Life Work” Series, a librarian should be ready to assist The Public, aka children, “professional men searching for special scientific information,” and the blind. And no… Read More “Your Life Work” as a 21st Century Librarian