information literacy

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The authors over at In the Library with the Lead Pipe have posted about my recent manifesto on Stealth Librarianship. There’s some pretty healthy debate, agreement, disagreement, qualification, additions and subtractions going on there, so please do check it out: Lead Pipe Debates the Stealth Librarianship Manifesto. Some excerpts: What Dupuis fails to mention here…

McMaster University colleague Andrew Colgoni (Twitter) has taken my Stealth Librarian Manifesto and tamed it a little bit and come up with his own version, which is here. I like what Andrew has to say in a post titled, I prefer Ninja Librarianship, myself: [T]here’s much that can be learned from discovering where your faculty…

I’m always very happy to see a librarian blogger embedded in a science blogging network. It’s very important to get the library message out beyond just the library echo chamber and to the faculty, students and researchers who are out patron community. So I was very pleased to see Elizabeth Brown’s new blog, Social Disruption,…

#ArsenicLife #Fail: A teachable moment

For those that haven’t heard about the NASA/arsenic bacteria story that’s been exploding all over the science blogosphere over the last couple of weeks, I like the summary over at Jonathan Eisen’s Tree of Life blog: NASA announced a major press conference at the conference they discussed a new Science paper claiming to show the…

York University Computer Science & Engineering professor Anestis Toptsis was kind enough recently to invite me to speak to his CSE 3000 Professional Practice in Computing class. He gave me two lecture sessions this term, one to talk about library-ish stuff. In other words, what third year students need to know about finding conference and…

Ok, not a bar, more like an information literacy class. I thought I’d bring to everyone’s attention a presentation by two of my York University Libraries colleaques, web librarian William Denton and instruction librarian Adam Taves. It was at Access in Winnipeg a week or so ago: After Launching Search and Discovery, Who Is Mission…

From this day forward, Scott Rosenberg is an honorary librarian. One of the things that librarians talk about a lot is how to evaluate a random web page — what signs and signals to look for that will give the unsuspecting student a clue as to whether or not they might want to use a…

The last little while has seen an amazing proliferation of science blogging communities. Scientopia, Guardian Science Blogs and PLoS Blogs are only the three most recent that I know of. I think it’s great — the more the merrier I say. Of course, as networks take up more and more space in the science blogging…

Pepsigate: Yes, I’m staying

For now, at least. My natural inclinations about this whole mess are probably closest in nature to either Chad Orzel’s or Jason Rosenhouse’s, so reading them will probably give you a pretty close idea of where I stand. Bora, not surprisingly, has collected a lot of the reaction. I also really like what Christie Wilcox…

A teachable moment

So, PepsiCo has started up a new blog here on ScienceBlogs called Food Frontiers. From the profile: PepsiCo’s R&D Leadership Team discusses the science behind the food industry’s role in addressing global public health challenges. This is an extension of PepsiCo’s own Food Frontiers blog. This blog is sponsored by PepisCo. All editorial content is…

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