This is a brief handout that accompanied my presentation on November 1, 2011.
Roy Tennant has an excellent post on Library Journal called “What I Want LIS Students to Know.” http://blog.libraryjournal.com/tennantdigitallibraries/2010/11/30/what-i-want-lis-students-to-know/Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m planning on sharing this with my LSC 504 students this summer, along with the original post, and this one:Ten Things You Won’t Find On Your LIS Class Syllabus from Jill Hurst-Wahl http://lisnews.org/ten_things_you_won%E2%80%99t_find_your_lis_class_syllabusEnjoy!
Just as Google goes all wishy-washy on whether it’ll honor the quotation marks used for phrase searching (see http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/59401), Yahoo! adds more functionality.
The folks behind this site, which presents a variety of fascinating data about the world by adjusting the size and color of countries based on the numbers, also have a book, The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live. One of my favorite reference sources, maybe tied with The Statistical Abstract of the United States?
The first chapter provides a fascinating overview of Google’s rise, and how it has affected the search and information worlds. Very much looking forward to the release of this one!
Includes a lot of useful information, including reasons to re-evaluate Facebook use.
Talk by Sarah Walkowiak on library and research instruction changes at Brandeis.
Great talk by two librarians from Colgate University on their collaboration with subject faculty and IT.
Things change quickly! Here are two news stories regarding two of the tools I highlighted, courtesy of ResourceShelf: