Tag 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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New Beginnings

New beginnings can be both exciting and scary. In the last few weeks, I’ve embarked on a major new beginning – a new job in a new city. Summer always seems to fly by. But with all of that excitement, … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Twitterverse

I finally took the plunge. I am now on Twitter. It turns out that the reasons I was avoiding Twitter for so long were completely valid. It is a terrible time sink for me! There is a constant stream of … Continue reading

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Literacy – More Important Than Ever

Because Literacy In All Its Forms Is More Important Than Ever Since I started this blog, I have often struggled to find a clear focus. As my professional experience grew and changed, my perspective and interests also changed. As I … 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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New Year’s Resolutions For A New Librarian

It has now been a month since I finished my MLIS. I’ve spent some time just enjoying a break and also spent a couple of hectic weeks over the holidays covering for people on vacation. While I thoroughly enjoyed having … Continue reading

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What’s next?

This week I turned in my last assignment for my last course for my MLIS. After more than two years, it’s all over except for the final paperwork. Now that the initial excitement and celebration has passed, (Yes, there was … Continue reading

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