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How Would I Put Phil Shapiro's Knight News Challenge Project to Work in My Library?

I’m glad you asked!!

When I read the Knight Foundation’s special invitation to libraries for submissions to the Knight News Challenge, I didn’t run to put a submission together myself. 1,617 more words

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on kidlit nonfiction, that incendiary nyt article, and "dumbing down"

There is an interesting conversation that went on last week on the child_lit listserv about this NY Times article on the trend of adult nonfiction authors rewriting their titles for young audiences. 1,392 more words

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In Which I Encourage Students to Make Research Boxes

It is the height of teaching season! Fortunately, it is also fall break; I wanted to take advantage of this pause in my schedule to share my how research education sessions have evolved since beginning to incorporate lessons learned from reading   393 more words

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Information as a Human Right -- IFLA/ALA free webinar, October 14, 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Today we are presenting the last of our 2014 IFLA/ALA free webinar series. “Information as a Human Right” will be presented today from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. 221 more words

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October 14(2) | HB Reflection | Visit to Cambridge UL

In these short reflections, I will be writing to keep a log of my progress through my year as a graduate trainee, documenting and adding to my portfolio for the future. 700 more words

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New beginnings

Okay, this blog has started far later than I anticipated so I’ll just try and sum up my experiences of starting work here!

When I applied for the graduate trainee post at Anglia Ruskin University back in May, I was about 95% certain that I wouldn’t even make it to an interview. 645 more words

Guiding Students Toward Information Literacy

Did you know that it’s National Information Literacy Awareness Month? I’ve been celebrating by collaborating with colleagues to create research guides that “teach our students to fish” rather than just provide them with materials. 163 more words

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