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NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition

The New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report discusses six emerging technologies placed along adoption horizon lines for becoming mainstream educational technologies.

Posted in Academic Subjects, Information Literacy, Library Science, Technology


DOES GOD EXIST ONLINE? Theme and Variations by Paul B. Wiener Librarians know better than most people how easy it is to find the answer to a question. They also know how hard the search can be. That’s because most

Posted in Library Science

Is Information Literacy Possible? Part I

“The universe (which others call the Library)…….” Borges Who in the world was the “Underground Grammarian?” Who is S. Berliner III? What about “Radio Free Mike?” Dan Traister? The Dead City Library? Paul Bourke? David Chesler? Leif Parsons? The Underground

Posted in Library Science

Where are the Journal Articles? Workshop 10/3

You’ve been asked to write a research paper using at least three journal articles from peer-reviewed journals. What does that mean and how do you find them? This workshop will go over what peer-reviewed means, where to find the articles,

Posted in Library Science

That ol’ Search Engine, Time

“Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past” – T.S. Eliot (Burnt Norton) How much time does it take to think of something new – a poem, a scientific

Posted in Library Science

Sometimes we need just a little help….

Performing research can sometimes be daunting for even the most seasoned researcher. In order to help you make make this task go smoothly the library offers many workshops throughout the semester. Whether your research skills are beginner, intermediate or advanced

Posted in Library Science

Using Library Resources Saves You Time and Money

by Karen Kostner When that research paper is assigned do you ever wish you had better resources than those Google often retrieves? While you may get about 30,000,000 hits, seldom are they of much substance for academic research. Sure, sometimes

Posted in Library Science

Freaks from Brooklyn

Let’s go on a little fishing trip. There’s nothing else I can call it: you’re at a website you wanted to be at, you start exploring it, and then….maybe that site’s URL is intriguing. Or maybe you see all those

Posted in History, Library Science

A Thousand Words or So

by Paul B. Wiener All definitions of information may have only one thing in common: they assume it is recognizable. One definition I especially like says: it is a measure of how surprising something is. True, that comes from a

Posted in Library Science

Create Change

The Create Change website is a resource which addresses issues in scholarly communication. The site is geared toward helping faculty and other researchers learn about sharing and using their research more effectively in a world where the scholarly communication model

Posted in Library Science, Scholarly Communication