Archive for the ‘HowTo’ Category

Book Repair resources

05/12/2012 Comments off

From NJ’s own Julie Greller – Repairing damaged books: 15 resources to help you do-it-yourself (plus free how-to video), at

Categories: Check it out, Collection, HowTo

BYOD rationales

05/12/2012 Comments off

Lisa Nielsen explains Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer

in THE Journal.

Her key strategies for effective student learning with mobile technologies:

  1. Ensure the right building blocks are in place.
  2. Update outdated classroom (and library) management techniques.
  3. Give students time to socialize.
  4. Connect with students in their world.
  5. Use texting to connect more deeply with students.
  6. Engage students.
  7. Empower students with strategies to stay focused.

Read the article for full explanations and suggestions.

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results

02/23/2012 Comments off

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results

a great explanation and illustrated lesson by Tasha Bergson-Michelson of the Google Search Education team, posted on MindShift.

Categories: HowTo, InfoSkills

Research guide from EasyBib

12/22/2011 Comments off

Research guide: useful information on the following necessary steps:

  1. Generating a topic
  2. Key words
  3. Narrowing the topic
  4. Research
  5. Note Taking
  6. Outline
  7. Plagiarism
  8. Bibliography
Categories: Curriculum, HowTo, InfoSkills

12 Types of Citation Generators

11/26/2011 Comments off
Categories: HowTo, InfoSkills

Unique resources for copyright education

11/8/2011 Comments off

Innovative copyright, from the Copyright Education and Consultation Program  funded by the Illinois State Library.

These resources — including videos, comics, podcasts, tutorials, online courses, interactive tools, Twitter feeds, and blogs — will all help you provide authoritative copyright information and instruction to your community.

Research Guidance Rubric for Assignment Design

11/5/2011 Comments off

Research Guidance Rubric for Assignment Design from Grand Valley State University. (found via Meredith Farkas’ excellent article on the perils of the Freshman research paper.

How can we turnkey this kind of library-based guidance for the k-12 environment?
Here’s one possibility: The Research Project Calculator:

What kinds of obstacles might we face?  Is it worth doing it anyway? How? Why?