Monday, July 19, 2010

Information Literacy Game

Don't ask me how I happened to stumble upon this, but I had fun playing and thought I'd share:

The Information Literacy Game by Sharon Griffith, Librarian at Ivy Tech--a statewide Community College system in Indiana.
Note: the results page seems to be broken, so that was a bit anti-climactic, but still worth a look overall. Plus, maybe the problem is on my own browser/security settings.

I missed 2 - mostly because of the pesky timer ticking down on me!

She's also got a link to Library Jeopardy, which I'm going to go try out next! :)

[Update: Sharon says, "Thank you, but I’m afraid it was just up to test it—-and I never really got it working right. It is actually adapted from this site: http://library.uncg.edu/game/ so you may have more luck getting it from them. I left my library position a year ago and am just teaching now, so am not likely to work on it any more. But I wish you well!"]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ahead of the Curve

Colleagues,
Surfing through this month's C&RL News and found a lovely article entitled, Using LibGuides for an information literacy tutorial: Tutorial 2.0. The article itself tells us nothing we don't already know: LibGuides are easy to populate, easy for students to use, excellent customer service on LibGuide support...

What's interesting is that these authors, all at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, also added a library assessment. In a sense, they've turned out LINKS tutorial into a LibGuide.

Now, we already have content in LINKS. We already have a fondness for all things LibGuides. Do we want to combine the two? Or have a presence in two different formats?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patron Driven Acquisition

Look what I just ran across on the Collection Development listserv I follow...Free access to an issue of Collection Management, Patron Driven Acquisitions: Current Successes and Future Directions. I was just mentioning this topic this morning and up pops some excellent professional literature to help us explore the topic further!