The library is proud to introduce the new and improved Library Scavenger hunt! The Library Scavenger hunt is a great activity for your class that incorporates technology, information literacy modules, and a library orientation all in one fun session. Students working in teams search for library resources and post their answers, with a few selfies … Continue reading Instagram for InstaCredit?
Snopes for Images: @PicPedant
Pyramids and the Milky Way? No, not really. How do you know the image you are viewing is a real photograph and not a computer-generated image? YOU DON’T. Never fear, the attribution angel is here! @PicPedant takes images found online—often from reblogging sites like BuzzFeed and Tumblr— finds the original author and attributes them. … Continue reading Snopes for Images: @PicPedant
Advice from Stephen Cobert
No joke here! Shared from Our Favorite Things board on the Reynolds Library Pinterest page. Original from LISNews.org.
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Though it's not new that you can subscribe to our blog via your favorite RSS Feed Reader, we've just added a button on the right hand side navigation to make it easier. To subscribe, just click the orange 'rss' icon to the right, where it says 'Subscribe to our blog'. For a list of user … Continue reading Subscribe to us via RSS!
White House meets Web 2.0
Following on the heels of our new Facebook page, we thought we'd take a moment to discuss the impact of social networking and other web 2.0 elements in today's political landscape. No matter who you supported in this year's election, one thing was for sure: technology played a big part. President-Elect Obama's embrace of latest … Continue reading White House meets Web 2.0
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If you have a Facebook account, you might be interested in adding us to your fan pages. You can see who else thinks we're great as well as see and post photos, be notified of upcoming events, search for items in our catalog via WorldCat, and more. Feel free to start discussions, and be sure … Continue reading Become our fan on Facebook!
Wikipedia – Truth vs. Verifiability
Check out Garfinkel's article, Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth from the latest issue of Technology Review.
Technology – Something to fear?
In a recent NYT article, Techonology Doesn't Dumb Us Down. It Frees our Minds, Damon Darlin gives his thoughts on how technology has changed our lives. Click here to read the full article. What technologies do you view as beneficial or a hindrance to our busy lives. Feel free to post your comments.
More views on students’ use of Wikipedia
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article notes one professor's use of Wikipedia in the classroom and includes readers' comments. To read University of Texas professor, David Parry's article on Wikipedia and the New Curriculum, click here. Post your comments to let us know what you think about Wikipedia use in the classroom.
Search WorldCat from Facebook or Anywhere on the Web
Books, videos, downloadable audiobooks . . . if it's in a library near you, these plug-ins let you find it in WorldCat no matter where you are on the Web. The Facebook Application gives you access to WorldCat searches and user-created lists from personalized pages within your Facebook account. The application includes a Home screen … Continue reading Search WorldCat from Facebook or Anywhere on the Web