Articles of Interest
Some articles from around the literature...
Kashmir Hill (October 3, 2011). What Prospective Employers Hope To See In Your Facebook Account: Creativity, Well-Roundedness, & 'Chastity' Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/ on October 5, 2011.
Erin L Davis, Kacy Lundstrom, and Pamela N. Martin (2011). Librarian Perceptions and Information Literacy Instruction Models. Reference Services Review, 39(4), 1-25.
Michael J. Paulus Jr. "Reconceptualizing Academic Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age." portal: Libraries and the Academy 11.4 (2011): 939-952.
"This paper considers the concept of "the archive" in the digital age and the situation of libraries and archives within the lifecycle of information. After discussing the changing nature of books, records, scholarly communication, and the concept of "the archive," this paper merges book and record lifecycle models into a new archival cycle. To avail themselves of the opportunities and to confront the challenges presented by digital materials, librarians and archivists are beginning to assume new roles and reposition themselves within this archival cycle. As professional trajectories converge, preservation can be linked with creation or distribution and it becomes easier to imagine a viable model for curating the archive in the twenty-first century."
When the (Web)master becomes the student: Usability testing in the classroom November 2011, College & Research Libraries News, vol. 72 no. 10 600-601
"Standing up in front of a classroom of students gives you a different perspective on who you really work for. "
Tom Stafford (October 24, 2011). Make study more effective, the easy way. Retrieved from http://mindhacks.com/ on November 1, 2011.
"If you are a teacher, like me, then this research raises some disturbing questions. At a University the main form of teaching we do is the lecture, which puts the student in a passive role and, essentially, asks them to "remember this" - an instruction we know to be ineffective. Instead, we should be thinking hard, always, about how to create teaching experiences in which students are more active, and about creating courses in which students are permitted and encouraged to come up with their own organisation of material, rather than just forced to regurgitate ours."
"Assessing an Information Literacy Assignment and Workshop Using a Quasi-Experimental Design" College Teaching, Volume 59, Issue 4, 2011
Results of an independent-samples t-test revealed a significant difference on posttest scores on students' information literacy skills between those who participated in the workshop and those who did not. There was also a positive change in students' subjective views of their ability to use the library and online library resources.