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Professional Discourse about the ACRL Framework (a chronology)

As many of us are, I am still grappling with the ACRL Framework and what it means for me individually as well as the profession. I fully admit I am still on the fence about the Framework — however, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Road to Validity #2 (Assessment Series)

Validity Techniques In my previous post, I highlighted some of the literature that discusses pre- and post-test assessment. In this post I will discuss the challenges of creating an effective online questionnaire. One thing I have learned over the years … Continue reading

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The Road to Validity #1 (Assessment Series)

Literature Review Something I think about on a regular basis is assessment; particularly how to do it well and where to focus my department’s and library’s efforts. Of course assessment means many different things to many different people. How librarians … Continue reading

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Humor in the library classroom or ‘why are we so serious all of the time?’

I just recently came across Mashable’s video about the deep web (embedded below). While not holding your gut as tears roll down your face funny, it is humorous. In my institution we do have videos that discuss the deep web … Continue reading

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Scarce and abundant resources

I was recently reminded of the article, “Tech is too Cheap to Meter: It’s Time to Manage for Abundance, Not Scarcity” by Chris Anderson and published in Wired Magazine. Even though it was written in 2009, it still has merit. … Continue reading

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