But when Internet access is gone and cell phone service is limited or non-existent, a lot of people are left in the dark literally and figuratively. When your nearby coffee shop is without power, or a local WiFi hot spot is without service, where else can you go?
Where do you go if you need to charge your phone, laptop, iPad, or just get online to learn about what the heck is going on? Ailing from cabin fever, I trekked out to my local library yesterday, where I also work as a part-time reference librarian. The roads were bad, but not impassable. I pulled into its long driveway and was amazed at how busy it was. We serve a relatively small community, and our parking lot can accommodate around cars.
Every spot was taken. It was the place to be! Inside, it was busy… but not chaotic. People were using every outlet available to charge their various devices, making quiet phone calls, and picking up books.
I had never seen it so packed. As I wrote on Twitter yesterday, during difficult times like these, people really see the value in libraries. Assuming your local library has a backup generator and is without property damage, you will have a place to seek shelter, charge devices on which we are all so dependent and need , get in contact with loved ones, and find out vital information on recovery efforts. They really have been a saving grace during this crazy time as a way for people to access information.
She weathered the storm by reading, knitting and watching more episodes of LOST than she could count. I am discussing teaching methods and insights into student research with librarians across the country. Through her teaching and use of technology in the classroom, Holly got involved with the library at CHHS. I wanted to explore educational technology in a broader scope in a way that affects the entire school. I could not agree more. This is the first one that Holly and her students made.
It look many tries, but the end product seems well worth it. We love to see librarians and educators implementing EasyBib into specific class assignments as a way to manage research. From the get-go, students are provided with resources to understand plagiarism, paraphrasing and common knowledge she links to an NPR story as well as her own Google Docs with a succinct definition. Not only are there screenshots of the Notebook showing how quotes, paraphrases and personal comments vary, but a video showing students how to organize their information in the notebook space.
Has it been incorporated into the learning process? Do you teach is as a separate learning tool? Tell us in the comments! A few weeks ago, I blogged about how the election can aid with information literacy. With all three presidential debates finally finished and a mere 14 days left until Election Day, I wanted to share some new resources that you might find useful. Are you or your fellow educators introducing election-related projects or assignments?
If so, these resources might be a good place to start:. We took a look to see what sources our users have been citing lately, too.
Here are some of the more popular political resources our users are citing: You can also see a sharp increase in politically-themed sources over the past two months. The orange represents citations from August-September, and the blue from September-October. You should go check it out. Just visit the store and download the extension.
Know what that means? Well, yeah, pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween, sweaters… that stuff is all well and good. But do you know what else October represents? Get out the party hats, people. I am excited to announce that during the month of October, EasyBib is collecting signatures for a pledge of commitment from librarians to information literacy awareness.
All you have to do is:. As of this blog post, we have signatures. Nearly signatures in four days! I am enlisting your help. Share this pledge form with all of your friends in Library Land. Get it out there! It includes information about webinars which I usually post on the main page blog , statistics about information literacy, details on how to access invaluable list servs, and infographics related to librarians.
Stay tuned for more information about that in the coming weeks! She had a blast presenting at the Library 2. Interested in a trial or informational webinar for your school? Click here for more information.
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