Archive for March, 2009
March 18, 2009 | 19 commentsTags: faculty, information literacy, instruction, librarian/faculty relationships, library assignments
By Ellie Collier Working in an academic environment, the majority of my student interactions are based around a specific assignment. Every semester there is at least one assignment that comes across my reference desk that makes me throw my hands up in exasperation (such as: a scavenger hunt that was written before we moved much of…
March 11, 2009 | Comments Off on New schedule and a call for guest authors
By Editorial Board Since our launch last October, In the Library with the Lead Pipe has been publishing a new post nearly every Wednesday. As writers, drafting long-form, in-depth posts on a weekly basis has proved challenging, even with the contributions of our talented guests. We’ve heard from many of you that, as readers, you’ve found…
March 5, 2009 | 6 comments
While personal information is often thought of as only the documents, emails, and other pieces of information that people receive or retain for some potential, immediate, or future need, William Jones, in his Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008), expands the field to include information about “me” or owned by “me.” As our online identities, information about us online, expand, how can we manage that information to put our best face (identity) forward?