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Sheila Webber draws attention to a free webinar by the ACRL on June 6th in her Information Literacy Weblog [1]. Titel of the Webinar is "Critical Reading for Learning and Social Change". Unfortunatelly, a registration is needed: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ba

[1] information-literacy.blogspot.

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I've been helping my library research #OER, and it's exciting to see how far we've come in a few months. 3 professors are looking to replace a first year textbook going up to over $100 next year with texts I found (woot! woot!) and we're having a meeting today of those interested in reviewing open resources this summer.

Just applied for a CV job, and those always scare me a little. I have a lot of work experience, and very little research/presentation experience. Or really, a lot of presentation experience, but I forget what year I presented on how to use Pinterest to get yearbook design ideas at the state high school journalism convention, and I doubt that's what they are looking for.

2011. I'm working on readings for an ACRL Framework workshop.

I feel like I read about Second Life in scholarly articles, and no where else.

Life Gripe: FB, Patriarchy Show more

I have gone from citation mining to find articles to read to citation mining to avoid reading the articles I found. If I start printing things off, I can go outside and read, possibly near ducklings, but that would mean actually wading through all this and I'm not sure I'm ready for it.

Student life - dorms Show more

I'm giving a 10 minute presentation to a faculty group on how can be helpful and how I can help them find OER. Hence the uptick in talking to myself lately. I'm certain it will go fine, but I'm thinking I need to run through it again.

Anyone else have to close their office doors so they can talk to themselves?

The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat
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I wish there was more info on retention and grades, but this is an issue my private liberal arts college is discussing - how to help students who don't have money for food or books.

There needs to be a horror series about a monster that follows people through Google Docs. "Whatever you do, ignore the comments by Anonymous Lemur" "But I turned comments off...wait...NOOOOO!"

WVIK is on a maritime kick this afternoon. I could switch to Iowa Public Radio, but I listened to them this morning, and I want to be fair. you know what, though? maritime all Monday isn't fair, either.

I'm looking for suggestions for internet radio stations. I've been doing local NPR classical, but I think I need to mix it up - anything that goes well with researching library policies?

Today's acronym is BEAM. I think I understand it, I even think I like it, but can I'm still figuring out how to make it useful to undergrads.

Back to my OER research - I'm wondering if a thoughtful conversation early about important resources, paid or not is helpful. We want to teach students that it's good to build a library of useful resources or subscribe to worthwhile periodicals. But I just told my kid she has to get books from the library until payday, so I understand being budget conscious.

Other adventures in info literacy: I found out that if you talk about Google Scholar and RefWorks on the same day, you have to explain to a bunch of sad first year students that RefWorks can't suck metadata from a PDF and they have to enter it in by hand. I would totally trade Google Scholar in for a chance to pet one of the barking service dogs.

My college has a program where students can volunteer to train service dogs, so the chances that there's a half trained golden retriever barking in the middle of an info literacy session are decent. They never bark more than a couple times, so it is pretty much the best.


For fun The Moon Palace by Weina Dai Randel (so far so soapy. I'm loving it. )

For work Just Enough Research by Erika Hall - and now I'm wanting to rope students into doing ux research so we can decide if we should get LibGuides.