Tag Archives: information literacy

A teaching tool

I found this 5-page handout rather useful. Literature Search: A Librarian’s Handout to Introduce Tools, Terms and Techniques co-developed by Katy Kavanagh Webb, Head of Research & Instructional Services at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, and Library Connect newsletter of Elsevier. … Continue reading

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Library anxiety

“Library anxiety” was identified thirty years ago when Constance A. Mellon of East Carolina University published her paper, “Library Anxiety: A Grounded Theory and Its Development,” [College & Research Libraries 47.2 (1986): 160-165. <http://crl.acrl.org/content/47/2/160.full.pdf>], describing college students feeling intimidated, embarrassed, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Russell’s talk @Rutgers

A follow up for those interested, a video recording of the said talk is available now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOATZG2LK5g&feature=youtu.be  

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The evolution of literacy

Daniel Russell of Google had a talk at School of Communication and Information of Rutgers yesterday. The topic sounds rather interesting. Obviously, being literate today is far different from being literate in the 18th century. The process of becoming literate … Continue reading

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Start Where You Are: Contemplative Practices for Teaching and Learning

Contemplative practices in library instruction were the focus of “Start Where You Are”, a breakout session led by Prof. Jean Amaral of the Borough of Manhattan Community College Library. This session featured extensive discussions about these practices, including their goals, … Continue reading

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Embedding Instruction: A Conversation on Strategies

Presenter: Iris Finkel,
Reference and Instruction Librarian/Visiting Lecturer
Hunter College Libraries Attendees: Elisabeth Oliu (Middlesex County College Library) Peter Hare (Bank Street College of Ed.) Trevar Riley-Reid (City College) Anne Leonard (NYC College of Technology) Alexandra Rojas (LaGuardia CC) Experiences: Hunter: Iris presented … Continue reading

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Spring Training: Stellar Ideas for the Library Classroom (May 2015)

On Friday, May 15, 2015, LILAC held its annual spring event, “Spring Training: Stellar Ideas for the Library Classroom,” at City College of New York. The event ran from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and featured workshops and discussion groups … Continue reading

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Instant expert

In my student years I was often amazed by reference librarians who helped me find relevant information even the subject was remote to his/her specialty (I was told so). They are knowledgeable in general and quick learners for sure. But … Continue reading

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Is your audience listening?

One of the things we don’t want to see during teaching is the disconnection between the lecturer and the listener. It happens for various reasons. It could be the lecturer; even a veteran speaker could have a dull moment. It … Continue reading

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IL is rarely on administrator’s agenda

Reading through the interview (link below), one can see a number of items on the newly hired university librarian’s agenda as priorities: reinventing the building, caring for the legacy materials and physical books, and delivering 24/7 services. Dr. James J. … Continue reading

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