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November 18, 2022

Home runs at the World Series causing earthquakes? A lesson in information literacy.

Although the Philadelphia Phillies ended up losing the World Series in Game 6, the 2022 season ended with excitement beyond baseball. It also ended with a valuable lesson in information literacy, and why you should always check your sources.


October 11, 2017

The moving target of Network Literacy

Wikipedia defines Network Literacy as “an emerging digital literacy that deals with computer network knowledge and skills. It is linked to computer literacy and information literacy. Network literacy relates to the basic knowledge and skills required for citizens to participate in the networked society.”


August 9, 2017

AAAS puts Science in the Classroom with primary literature

Education standards and frameworks are moving away from memorizing scientific content and toward engaging students with the nature & practices of science. Primary literature can be powerful tool for teaching with emphasis on real science, and AAAS Science in the Classroom can help make this happen.


May 24, 2017

What can LibGuides do for you?

“LibGuides are an easy to use content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries… I personally create guides most often when working with instructors who have asked me to meet with their classes for an information literacy session.”


January 25, 2017

Not the water cycle or carbon cycle… but the Information Cycle

When students start an assignment, what’s missing from their approach is the idea of where their topic falls in the information cycle, and therefore, the first step in finding appropriate sources for their topic.


February 24, 2016

Help students evaluate sources with the CRAP test

How do we help students sort through all of the information on the internet and use quality sources for academic work? Have them use the CRAP Test to improve their information literacy!


February 17, 2016

Google Alerts – what they are, why you might want one

One resource your students may not be aware of to help them stay on top of current scientific events… Google Alerts