Sunday, September 25, 2005

Wikis

Lauren - I just had to laugh when I saw your post because I've been on a similar trail. I'm getting ready to present at NCSLMA, the NC School Librarym Media Assn. which split off from NCLA several years ago. My presentation is about journaling, letter writing, and blogging not only for students but as tools for professional reflection and growth. As I've been roaming through BLOGs I've encountered several references to wikis and think I will include them in my presentation. Google has a blog search that I've also found very useful.

Sue

Monday, September 19, 2005

information literacy wiki

Hi Sue,

Do you know about wikis? They are a somewhat new technology that allows for added user content (similar to, but different from, blogs). I'd be happy to chat with you about them. The most famous one is Wikipedia.

Now there's one for information literacy. It can be found here.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

just checking in

Hi Sue,

It's been a while, so I thought I'd post to let you know that I'm still interested and thinking about information literacy (or information fluency, as I've heard it called in many places lately). Are you planning on going to that workshop in early October?

Debbie went to a really neat fellows program for a few weeks. More information can be found here. Today she gave a presentation on some of the things that were covered during the program and there was a lot of talk about the future of libraries. One point that she made was that libraries will need to "sell" themselves to the institution, and one way to do that is with instructional programs in... you guessed it... information literacy! We're probably going to do some brown bag lunch sessions this year, on some of the topics she learned about at UCLA, so I'll let you know more about what we discuss as time goes on.

It was a fun surprise to see you at the Alumni House. Will you be attending NCLA?
Lauren