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Archivist and Cultural Heritage Consultant
Archivist and Cultural Heritage Consultant

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The Value of Museums for Inquiry and Information Literacy
 Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Shofuso House in Philadelphia. The house was a gift to the United States from Japan in the 1950s. As I listened to the docent speak, I was very conscious about the wide range of information I was receiving and ...
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Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat. We Are Killing Curiosity.
Have you ever traveled on public transportation with your head buried in your phone the whole time? I like to sit and look around for awhile. I'm aware of the people with whom I am traveling. I note things about my surroundings. What colors are around me? I...
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The Importance of Reflection
There are few things in life more important than reflection. Where did I start? How did I get through my journey? What will I do better next time? Reflection helps us grow as individuals and as communities. It demands time to consider actions and encourages...
The Importance of Reflection
The Importance of Reflection
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The Biggest Challenge
One strong librarian skill is sorting information. I constantly and automatically sort things in my head. New plant for my garden: What other pinks do I already have? What other plants do I have in this family? What garden in my yard will this best fit beca...
The Biggest Challenge
The Biggest Challenge
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The Dawn of Information Literacy
The Information Services Environment Relationship and Priorities Back in March, I posted about Information Literacy in the 21st Century . I began wondering about the origins of the term. I have been promoting the importance of information literacy, but find...
The Dawn of Information Literacy
The Dawn of Information Literacy
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Vetting sources
A couple months ago, my Curriculum Coordinator mentioned an article in the March 19th edition of the weekly  The Marshall Memo , which provides a weekly "roundup" of information related to k-12 education. The article called "Why Students Should Not Use a Ch...
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Vetting sources
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Look for the Experts
According to The Atlantic , there were more than 1 billion web sites in 2014. In my first research lesson with grade 9 students, after discussing databases , I discuss vetting sources and authority with regard to researching Shakespeare and his times. Searc...
Look for the Experts
Look for the Experts
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Tools to Propel Inquiry: Starting with Databases
We begin in databases for student research. Why use a database? Sources have been vetted. (i.e. They have been checked by experts for accuracy and reliability) Many sources in databases are not available on the Internet. They are behind a paywall. Databases...
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Research as a Process
"When you are given a research assignment, how many of you Google a question and take information from the top 5 Google results to write your paper?" The kids in the classroom look at me with saucer eyes. Some glance from side to side at their peers and slo...
Research as a Process
Research as a Process
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