Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bright Ideas

The Instruction Section's Management of Instruction (MIS) Committee held it's Bright Ideas session at the San Antonio Midwinter Meeting on the topic of outreach (from instruction librarians to the campus community). These notes take the form of a list of ideas , including the "Dunk the Librarian" suggestion, for outreach to students, faculty and other groups on campus.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online, formerly known as the Internet Education Project (IEP), is a means to promote and share peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. There is a Site of the Month feature - Acadia's You Quote it, You Note It was Site of the Month in Septmember 2004.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Information Cycle - a video

This is very US centric, as they use the Columbine incident of 1999 to illustrate The Information Cycle but I found it very effective, mostly because they focus on the one incident and use visuals of the actual information along with voice over to make their point. Could we do something like this for a Canadian news event that had long lasting coverage in the media and in the scholarly literature?