Category Archives: Information Literacy

Teen Scavenger Hunts

Somehow in the less than a year I’ve been the Teen Librarian at the JMRL Central Library I have become the resident Scavenger Hunt Expert. It certainly was never one of my professional goals. But scavenger hunts are fun ways … Continue reading

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Barriers to Government Services

For most people who are comfortable using a computer, the shift to accessing government services online can actually be a convenience. You can update your resume on USAjobs or change your address on your driver’s license at 10 pm in … Continue reading

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Digital Inequality Is Still Alive And Well

I recently saw a comment that the Digital Divide is not just about hardware or physical access to the Internet. I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with that statement. Those of us on the front line, dealing with patrons and computers … Continue reading

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Libraries as Content Creators

Writing about my role as a librarian who creates content started me thinking about the larger implications for libraries in general. In one of my first classes in Library School, we discussed the information life cycle and the place libraries … Continue reading

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The Logic Escapes Me

A recently released report, What Kids are Reading: The Book Reading Habits of Students in American Schools, by Renaissance Learning has brought attention to the ongoing decline of students’ reading scores. This report really should not surprise anyone because similar … Continue reading

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Putting a Site to the Test

Part 3 of my series on Digital Literacy Now, let’s apply the principles of website evaluation that I discussed last time: C-Currency, R-Relevance, A-Authority, A-Accuracy, P-Purpose. Suppose you are doing research on nanotechnology in medicine and find the website for … Continue reading

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All Websites Are Not Created Equal

Or Can I Trust This Website? Part 2 This is the second in my series of posts on information literacy. Evaluating websites is a similar process to evaluating the quality of any information source. I’m not always a fan of … Continue reading

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Can I Trust This Website?

This is the first in a series of posts about what librarians like to call information literacy. Simply put, that is how to find high quality answers to your questions. Naturally, my focus will be on digital literacy. On July … Continue reading

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