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August 25, 2020

Current event literacy with science news stories

Sharing current event news stories with students in class can take little time and help them connect to the discipline and the world around them. There is individual, personal learning that can happen with each student if there is an assignment with an article provided to them or found on their own. And in this present state where the news is focused on medical, social, and political stories, helping students find the Earth science stories could help guide students to improved scientific literacy.


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.”


February 1, 2017

Help build a K-12 classroom library with STEM books

If reflecting back on your own early memories of reading and library visits has brought a smile to your face, please consider helping teachers and their classrooms libraries with the purchase of a STEM-themed book.


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


October 29, 2015

Promotion and tenure recognition through a University Library

The Penn State Libraries hosts an annual Promotion and Tenure Recognition event, where faculty select a book that is dedicated in their honor to their campus library. Read about this unique event and think about what book YOU might choose!