This is an awesome assignment: ugrad students evaluate their library's collection for a particular topic and recommend items for purchase. Forces them to find out what's there! Duerr, L., & Eastberg, J. (2012). Beyond the annotated bibliography. College & Research Libraries News, 73(8), 478-480. http://crln.acrl.org/content...
Am I the only one who finds the approach used in this study disturbing? Bonnet, J. L., & McAlexander, B. (2012). Structural Diversity in Academic Libraries: A Study of Librarian Approachability. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38(5), 277-286. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2012.06.002
Trying to find Colbert's original "truthiness" clip...but failing because Comedy Central is blocked in Canada. Can I humbly request help? Also open to alternative suggestions for videos to accompany discussion on critical evaluation... [I'm using Eli Pariser's filter bubbles for another class and want to minimize overlap]
Feeling kind of queasy about Google's take on "information" vs "knowledge" in Knowledge Graph. This ACRLog post explains it most articulately: http://acrlog.org/2012.... Pondering how best I can work in discussions about Google in this semester's workshops...
Apologies if this is ridiculously dumb. Do non-fiction audio books include the reference list? Does the narrator read out the footnotes? (A student just asked...never occurred to me before...can't check myself because OverDrive is giving me nasty error messages)
Just a "is MPOW totally off?" check: how often do you find journal holdings that are wrong in your link resolver or recs in your catalog for ebooks that you can't actually access? As a reference/instruction librarian in a big uni, I find that lately I've been encountering this at least 4 times a week. Is that a lot, or not much?
Help needed! McGill's student committee of Librarians Without Borders is trying to win this grant for a project to build a library in Haiti. All you have to do is LIKE the page, and then vote for our project. Thanks for your support! (Apologies that it's necessary to add an app...)