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Situating Information Literacy Within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program

For the past 5 years my department in the library at Carleton College have developed and engaged in an ongoing assessment project, the Information Literacy in Student Writing (ILSW) project. We published a piece in In The Library With The Lead Pipe in 2011, and this month Portal published our second article on the topic,  “Situating

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Locations of Literacy: Information Literacy (plenary panel at MnWE 2014)

Yesterday I was honored to be invited to join the opening plenary panel at the Minnesota Writers and English conference. The panel was on the theme of Locations of Literacy, and the other panelists discussed Cultural Literacy, Civic Literacy, and Environmental Literacy. I, of course, talked about Information Literacy. Here is a close approximation of

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Teaching in Circles

Earlier this week I listened in fascination and envy while three professors reported on their experience as an unlikely teaching circle. Teaching circles, here, are groups of three faculty from different departments who team up to observe each other outside the normal departmental observation schedules. This particular teaching circle sounded like a those old “walked

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Morning of Nerddom: appointment schedulers and feedback forms

First of all, I’m back! I’ve been devoting any writing energy to some article revisions, but now those are all submitted and I don’t have to feel guilty about cheating on my article with my blog. What a relief. Anyway, this morning I spent nearly all of my time shirking other responsibilities in order to

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