Category Archives: Information Literacy

Social Media!

Social media cannot and will not save or elevate journalism. Twitter might have value to some people, but it is not the place for journalist to communicate anything. Two recent Tweets from journalist (who should damn well know better) illustrate … Continue reading

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The Liberal Arts

I am generally no fan of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial page; anyone that gives Suzanne Somers a column to comment on Economics has some credibility issues. However, I was pleased to read a column that sums up, quite nicely, … Continue reading

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ALS and Information Literacy

The ALS ice bucket challenge has done a lot of good to raise money for ALS research. But you know what would be really great for ALS research? For everyone who cares about ALS to get on the phone to … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong and Academic Impact

It is not enough to just publish in academia. Work has to have value. The easiest, and clearest, way to measure value is to see how many times an article (or book for those in humanities a la Kevin Carnahan) … Continue reading

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iPads where no iPad should ever be

While searching for baby seats for our upcoming baby I found this….   Click here for the product webpage. Initially I thought this was a joke, but no, it is real. If you take the time to pay attention to … Continue reading

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An Actual Poster from the GPO

I am currently working through the map collection at WSU and came across this yesterday. What was the thinking here?  “Ok, so there will be a cute baby with wings and everyone will smile, but then they will read the … Continue reading

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Stanley McChrystal on Information Literacy

NPR’s Weekend Edition interviewed former General Stanley McChrystal this past weekend.  If you are not familiar with the General he resigned over a story that appeared in Rolling Stone that quoted his aides being critical of President Obama’s White House. … Continue reading

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