At the CU Libraries Instruction Unconference, I attended a session about practical critical information literacy. The facilitator suggested that we introduce ourselves by explaining how we first learned about critical information literacy. Several participants indicated that the session itself was their introduction to critical information literacy, while others commented that they learned about the topic… Continue reading Critical information literacy. (Day 74/100)
There are so many great conferences happening this week. In Los Angeles, some of my favorite librarians gathered yesterday and today for the inaugural Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries conference (IACAL, #iacal2017), organized by the incredible Rebecca Halpern. In Alberta, Canada, even more of my favorite librarians are convening at the Workshop for… Continue reading When you’re #leftbehind.
I've been doing a lot of reading. Several times a week, I check my mailbox and find a small package from a publisher, containing a book to be read in consideration for the Stonewall Book Award. There's a growing stack of colorful books by my front door and, most days, I try to squeeze in… Continue reading In conversation with my husband. (Day 43/100)
When I started my LIS graduate program, I was 23 years old and I had just finished my bachelor's degree at Oberlin College less than a year before. By the time I was 25, I was an adjunct professor at a community college, and I had a tenure-track job by the age of 27. Did… Continue reading I choose to be amazed. (Day 25/100)
This isn’t what I wanted to write about. When I envisioned my blog post that would sum up my experience at ACRL2017 in Baltimore, I was hoping to write about things like sitting front row for Roxane Gay’s keynote, having lunch with my mentee, attending sessions about the devaluing of feminized labor and the problems… Continue reading I want your fight: On shame and #ACRL2017
This page provides supplemental materials related to my poster presentation on Friday, March 24 at #ACRL2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Course Syllabus Fisher - INFO 101 - Summer 2016 Syllabus Example Assignments INFO 101 - Evaluating Sources Activity INFO 101 - Database Search Log INFO 101 - Google Search Log INFO 101 - Primo Search Log… Continue reading Applying the Framework to an Online Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course
Today is the first day of my project to read 100 information literacy articles in 100 days. My very imperfect reading list is mostly finalized, with big thanks to everyone who commented and provided helpful suggestions, including Meredith Farkas, Eamon Tewell, Elise Ferer, and others (including folks who noticed a couple of duplicate readings--oops). This… Continue reading day 1/100.
You know that thing where you say yes to a bunch of things, and then all those things happen at the same time? That's the month of March for me. Tomorrow I'm leading a lunch-and-learn workshop for the CU Denver Center for Faculty Development about literacy and later in the afternoon, I'm teaching a 3000-level… Continue reading March madness
I don’t know when the idea popped into my head. It probably seeped into my subconscious between my second and third gin and tonic with Kevin Seeber when he name-dropped yet another author I had not yet read, or mentioned some journal I wasn’t familiar with. (Yes, we do like to mix our gin with… Continue reading 100 information literacy articles in 100 days.
On Friday, January 20th, I was on my way to Atlanta for the American Library Association Midwinter meeting, and I was looking forward to two things: staying with my friend Jessica and filling my suitcase with free books. Things I was not looking forward to included: crowds, long lines for the bathroom, awkward exhibit hall… Continue reading Tell me it’s more than a t-shirt.