|Assessing website quality in context: Retrieving information about genetically modified food on the web.
||Introduction. Knowing the credibility of information about genetically modified food on the Internet is critical to the everyday life information seeking of consumers as they form opinions about this nascent agricultural technology. The Website Quali...
|Casting a Wider Net: O*Net, Workforce Development, and Information Literacy
||As the effects of the recent recession continue to be felt throughout the country, libraries of all sorts have seen an influx of users seeking assistance with questions about jobseeking, job skills development, and job training. Here, Nora J. Bird an...
|Effects of differential text formats on adult conceptualization of science: Evidence from three disciplines.
||The World Wide Web (Web), the largest multimedia system in existence, has been heralded by many as the perfect tool for lifelong learning. One topic mentioned in this regard is science, since many adults have little prior knowledge about it and the f...
|Evaluating Who is Learning with Real Learning Connections
||Presentation given at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in 2013.
Bird, N. & Crumpton, M. (2013) Evaluating Who is Learning with Real Learning Connections. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. PowerPoint presen...
|The flow of scientific knowledge from lab to the lay public: the case of biotechnology food.
||This article reports on a study of how scientific knowledge about genetically modified (GM) food flows to the American public, focusing on language and message genres in the scientific literature, newspapers, and popular magazines. A comprehensive se...
|Four I’s of Internships for the New Information Society: Intentional, Interconnected, Interdisciplinary and International
||Internships in library and information studies (LIS) for the New Information Society are re-examined taking into consideration four concepts: (i) international and (ii) interdisciplinary that allow them to expand beyond the local and disciplinary, an...
|Informationists in a Small University Library
||This description of a pilot project where a library intern served as an informationist to teaching faculty is an interesting example of targeted outreach. It is also a reminder that librarians need to get out of the building to engage with faculty. T...
|Meeting the Challenge of Community College Librarianship: Trends Ahead and Competencies Needed
||Slides from “Meeting the Challenge of Community College Librarianship: Trends Ahead and Competencies Needed” presentation given at the Michigan Academic Library Conference on May 30, 2014.
|Real Learning Connections: Questioning the Learner in the LIS Internship
||The focus of literature on the role of internship has been on whether and how such activity benefits the student. A model is proposed that examines what happens for both the practitioner supervisor and the LIS educator during an internship experience...
|Reporters see indifference on genetically modified food.
||Interviews with journalists indicate decreasing public opposition to genetically modified food and the perception that U.S. consumers do not understand these products. Journalists continue to be skeptical about sources and experts on GM food.
|Source Evaluation and Information Literacy: Findings from a Study on Science Websites
||An essential component of information literacy is the evaluation of information resources. Integral
to evaluation are users’ judgments about which web sources might prove reliable when
learning about a particular topic. Past website quality studies...
|Teaching Workplace Information Literacy in the Community College
||Presentation given at Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2012.
Citation: Crumpton, M. (April 13, 2012). Teaching Workplace Information Literacy in the Community College. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference. ...
|Workplace Information Literacy: A Neglected Priority for Community College Libraries
||Community and technical colleges have long been sites for educating two groups of students: those going on to baccalaureate education and those seeking degrees in vocational-technical fields. If there are specialized programs of information literacy ...