Tools for the Exceptional Instructional Librarian

#ALAMW13’s session sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association consisted of a lively discussion among practitioners about tools they use to enhance the student experience and do their jobs better. I hope you find my summary and the resources mentioned useful in your day-to-day work. What tools can I use to conduct live virtual […] → Continue Reading Tools for the Exceptional Instructional Librarian

Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

NOTE: This post is a response to the ideas expressed in Matt Richtel’s New York Times piece, “Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era” and not necessarily a critique to the article itself. The article opens by describing the phenomena as an “unintended” “surprising” and “troubling” side effect of technology. I don’t know about you, […] → Continue Reading Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

Transliteracy: Information Literacy by Another Name?

I have spent the last months reading and writing about digital divide, information literacy and other related concepts, attended conferences and spoke with several experts about this topic. The culmination of these activities led me to feel like I was on my way to becoming a subject matter expert. That was until I came across […] → Continue Reading Transliteracy: Information Literacy by Another Name?

ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

After months of research on digital literacy, most people would probably be exhausted and want a break. But when I saw that the Special Libraries Association had a program titled “iSkills Assessment of Digital Literacy” & Irvin R. Katz, the Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service would be facilitating it, I was extremely excited. […] → Continue Reading ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy