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Archive for the 'Communication' Category

Back to School – Embedded in the Classroom

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

For several semesters I did the standard “one-shot” introductory session for a 1-credit undergraduate class in Public Health called Healthy You Practicum. I talked about finding credible health-related information and how to evaluate it, and I recommended some of the more authoritative places to look. In the vast majority of classes, that was the first […]

Survey Results Highlight Value of Information Literacy and Common Language

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Recently released results from an EBSCO survey of over 200 undergraduate college students had a few surprises, as well as a number findings that are right in line with my own understanding of college students’ study and research habits. I found the following finding to be surprising and significant, as well as relevant to strategic […]

Sssh! I’m Tweeting.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

  Q&A with Catherine Johnson, Head of Reference & Instruction, Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy Interviewer: Michael Pasqualoni, Public Communications Subject Librarian, Syracuse University   In an age of social media, how should academic libraries and librarians, or any academic person or organization, employ these communications tools? Do these new social media channels represent publications? […]

SURFACE and Digital Commons Experience

Monday, May 19th, 2014

ESF Moon Library consulted with the Syracuse University Libraries’ SURFACE management team about the implementation, development and  management of SURFACE as well as the team’s experience working with Digital Commons. ESF Moon Library is implementing their repository using Digital Commons in June 2014.

Reflections on THATCamp CNY 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

On April 10 & 11, THATCamp CNY 2014, an unconference organized around technology in the humanities, took place in Bird Library. It was a new and exciting experience for those of us who planned and participated, in the library, on campus, and in the region. Nearly 50 participants attended, including graduate students, faculty, and librarians from […]

A blog is a blog is a blog

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Many years ago when I was conducting research for a paper in graduate school I came across the term “blog.” I had not the faintest idea what the short garrulous stubby word meant. “What is a blog? The term is a contraction of “weblog”; we define a blog here as a web page with minimal […]