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Category Archives: Transliteracy

Rates of Plagiarism

Incidents of plagiarism at the college where I work are dropping. Really. It is true. True, at least, in the experience of several instructors. Over the past semester, I have facilitated … Continue reading

12/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Working with the IL Framework, Knowledge Practices, and Dispositions

We’ve been working with a set of standards, each of which has specific and measurable competencies demonstrable as performance outcomes, for over 15 years.  Academic librarians have crafted library instructional … Continue reading

09/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Time flies . . . when

Is the idiom, “time flies when you’re having fun”? The summer has slipped by, happily and filled with days spent among family and friends. However, it was not without snippets … Continue reading

08/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Collaborating for a robust collection!

Collection development is one of the core responsibilities of academic librarians. Academic librarians follow specific processes and policies developed to best respond to service levels, institutional needs and strategic plans, … Continue reading

03/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Tablets and the Academic Library: Comprehensive College Environment

For several years, academic libraries have had a growing interest in the potential of tablet computing to increase access to information. A spirited discussion has developed in the academic literature. In 2010,  library chief … Continue reading

12/08/2014 · Leave a comment

Pilot Studies, Information Literacy, and Skill Competencies

Designing and implementing a pilot program has many rewards and challenges.  Elementarily, a pilot initiative is designed to test logistics and gather information prior to the launch of a larger … Continue reading

01/26/2014 · Leave a comment

Shifting Competencies

Web 2.0 has significantly altered how academic librarians develop collections, assist researchers, present findings, and engage and communicate with users. The scope of change is not quantifiable and is often … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · Leave a comment