Faking the Grade, produced by the CBC’s Doc Zone, is “an examination of what has been described as an epidemic of cheating in North American colleges, universities and high schools.”
It’s an interesting and telling snapshot of the pressures students face and a resulting prevalence of cheating and plagiarism. Unfortunately, the documentary gives no real [...]
Happy 2013! *dusts off blog*
Some days are dark, drab and draining, especially when sitting at a desk all day long in the dead of winter in Edmonton, Alberta. Then something comes along to spark some interest and excitement. I’ve had many of these moments of late and plan to share them here in the [...]
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Ottawa is choke-full of librarians right now, with the Canadian Library Association Conference ending tomorrow and the ABC Copyright Conference happening Monday and Tuesday.
It’s a good time for the profession to be congregating in the political/national capital given recent cuts to Library [...]
Sona and I presenting on the Human Learning Library. Image credit: wilu2012's photostream on Flickr
A small Canadian conference focused on library instruction has proven its worth once again.
A few highlights from WILU 2012…
Michael Eisenberg delivered the keynote and made a number of good points, including: The importance of teaching students the [...]
I noticed an interesting post about citation pop up on the RDC Library Facebook wall today. Apparently, MLA has created a standard format for citing tweets. Learn more here.
APA has this covered as well (explained here).
Of broader interest, “social scholarship” is a really interesting concept that embraces the act of scholars using Web [...]
A few weeks ago I led a session with RDC Library co-workers Yvonne Phillips and Lisa Wakefield entitled “You Are What You Read.” The hour-long session was done as part of a Wellness Day event held for faculty and staff over the mid-term break. It was a fun way to promote the [...]
The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) is an annual conference that highlights the latest research, education, and innovations in the areas of information literacy, library instruction, and research skills. http://sites.macewan.ca/wilu2012/about-2/
Registration is now closed [edited May 8] for WILU 2012 happening May 23-25 at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta. This year’s theme [...]
In further documenting my days as a librarian at Red Deer College Library, as part of the Library Day in the Life project, here is how the last two days went.
Wednesday morning I headed to the Black Knight Inn to discuss details about the upcoming RDC Faculty Association social (the Sizzler) I am [...]
… started yesterday (January 30) and goes until February 5.
Take a look at how librarians around the world are documenting their days using social media by visiting the Library Day in the Life Project Wiki. Or check back here for my own daily updates.
To catch up, here is how my Monday-Tuesday of this [...]
“Social is just one part of what we do. We think of it as an information utility,” he said, describing Twitter as a personal news service as much as a social network. (Twitter is much more than social: co-founder Dorsey)
Twitter is a social networking site I am not ashamed to check routinely throughout the [...]