Tag Archive: information literacy

Smash all the Gates, Part 2: Professional Silenc*

Like the zero in mathematics, silence is an absence with a function. -Cheryl Glenn, The Rhetoric of Silence Silence always has meaning. That’s the main idea behind Cheryl Glenn’s rhetoric of silence, which… Continue reading

Smashing the Gates of Academic Discourse: Part 1

Can you just show them the databases?  This is a phrase I’ve heard a lot as an instruction librarian. I’ve thought about it, and the answer is no.  I cannot just show them… Continue reading

A Dear John Letter to the Standards

Dear Standards, I will never forget the day we met, in one of my favorite library school classes.  You were a little standoffish, a little cold.  It took some time to really get… Continue reading

Teaching with the Lonely Tablet

Recently I set out to design some information literacy lesson plans for a classroom scenario where the instructor has an iPad (and a way to project it) and students have a variety of… Continue reading

Tracking Scholarly Conversations with a Lit Review Map

Part 1: Scholarship is a Conversation that Many Students Can’t Hear Earlier this week I was skulking through my Feedly and ran across an LJ Infodocket post about Spotify’s new Artist Explorer.  The program… Continue reading

Teaching a Credit-Bearing Class

This semester I’ve been co-teaching a credit-bearing class called The Politics of Information.  The class is about how gender, race, class, and other subject positions relate to information, and we’ve been talking a… Continue reading

Keyword Hot Potato, or, The Show Must Go On

Earlier this week when I was planning for a Communications 101 class I taught yesterday, I put together an activity I oh-so-cutely named “Keyword Hot Potato.” But when I got to work this… Continue reading

Let them play games!

Games-based learning is all the rage in academia/libraryland right now.  There’s a part of me that wants to have a curmudgeon explosion about it.  “Back in my day, when I was only a… Continue reading

Painter’s Tape Pedagogy

Painter’s tape holds a lot of promise.  You’re going to change something: your walls, your life…maybe a little of both. This semester I’ve been experimenting with “Painter’s Tape Pedagogy” in information literacy instruction.… Continue reading

First Try at Team-Teaching

This past week I team-taught my first two classes and there were no major disasters.  Hurray!  But there’s nothing like standing up in front of 25 bored, sleepy 18-year-olds to bring you to… Continue reading