information literacy

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The biennial Western Conference on Science Education will be taking place this coming July 9–July 11, 2013. I’m thinking very seriously of going and I think science/engineering librarians in general should consider doing so as well. Here’s how they describe it: The biennial Western Conference for Science Education creates an ongoing organizational infrastructure that invites…

A project I heartily endorse on a topic near and dear to my heart, launched by the Library Society of the World, Librarianship by Walking Around: The Library Society of the World is putting together an online and print-on-demand anthology of weblog posts, essays, articles, and other material entitled Librarianship by Walking Around, patterned after…

Reference librarians, of course! I’m reading Last Car to Elysian Fields by mystery writer James Lee Burke and came across this rather nice passage on pages 141-142. So where do you go to find a researcher who is intelligent, imaginative, skilled in the use of computers, devoted to discovering the truth, and knowledgeable about science,…

As usual, a wealth of interesting articles in the latest ISTL: Faculty of 1000 and VIVO: Invisible Colleges and Team Science by John Carey, City University of New York E-book Usage among Chemists, Biochemists and Biologists: Findings of a Survey and Interviews by Yuening Zhang and Roger Beckman, Indiana University, Bloomington Look Beyond Textbooks: Information…

A couple of odd ones from last week’s Inside Higher Ed, both related to the way scholarship, higher education and the intelligent design/creationism movement intersect. First up, Blasphemy of a Different Kind, involving people possibly being fired for teaching evolution at an Adventist school. Although the university involved claims that the firings weren’t related to…

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did a short presentation on Scholarship in the Public Eye: The Case for Social Media as part of a panel for a York Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarly Communications Series. And yes, I was the Twitter guy, although some of the other presenters did talk about their use…

Yeah, and I’m touchy and upset and discomfited by this whole thing as much as anyone. This is about my touchiness, not yours. Although please feel free to add your own feelings in the comments. Thinking about it over the last few days I’ve come to glimpse the sources of my own unease. And I’ve…

Hey, it wasn’t me that said that. It wasn’t even another academic librarian. It was Joshua Kim in his post from today’s Inside Higher Ed, 5 Reasons Librarians Are the Future of Ed Tech. It’s a great post, talking from an outsider’s perspective about what librarians bring to the educational process. Kim concentrates on the…

This series of four posts by William M. Briggs is pretty interesting stuff. The kind of thing where I’m torn: is it the most brilliant and perceptive thing I’ve ever read about higher education or is it a series of slightly early April 1st posts? Dear Internet, I really need all you people out there…

As usual, a bunch of great new articles from the most recent ISTL! Five Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program by Andrea A. Wirth and Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Seeing the Forest of Information for the Trees of Papers: An Information Literacy Case Study in a…

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