Category Archives: Academic Library

College or University libraries

Human Booleans

Our classmates led a presentation using this activity, and we loved it!  Facilitators read a series of criteria, and ask students to stand up in response to anything that applies to them.  Along the way, they get a visual representation

Human Booleans

Our classmates led a presentation using this activity, and we loved it!  Facilitators read a series of criteria, and ask students to stand up in response to anything that applies to them.  Along the way, they get a visual representation

Information Scavenger Hunt

Create a web-based or bricks-and-mortar scavenger hunt for information or resources.  This might include books on a theme, library tools, credible websites, or data. Use in public libraries to encourage book discovery, or in K-12 settings as a library orientation

Information Scavenger Hunt

Create a web-based or bricks-and-mortar scavenger hunt for information or resources.  This might include books on a theme, library tools, credible websites, or data. Use in public libraries to encourage book discovery, or in K-12 settings as a library orientation

Post-It Brainstorm

In the post-it note brainstorm, students write reactions, ideas, concepts or other thoughts on post-it notes (one per note), then create a concept map by group notes that expressing similar ideas. This is a great, tactile tool for that caters

Post-It Brainstorm

In the post-it note brainstorm, students write reactions, ideas, concepts or other thoughts on post-it notes (one per note), then create a concept map by group notes that expressing similar ideas. This is a great, tactile tool for that caters

Defining Research Questions

Selecting aspects of a topic to research can be tough, especially for younger students who may, without guidance, collect a mishmash of random, unrelated facts.  This handout and activity helps students pick research questions that are relevant to them and

Defining Research Questions

Selecting aspects of a topic to research can be tough, especially for younger students who may, without guidance, collect a mishmash of random, unrelated facts.  This handout and activity helps students pick research questions that are relevant to them and

Google’s Research Lessons

Click here or the link in the annotation below to access the resource. Google has created fifteen information-seeking lessons to use in finding relevant results in Google for beginner, intermediate, and advanced researchers.  Examples include: Beginner: Apply filtering tools and

Google’s Research Lessons

Click here or the link in the annotation below to access the resource. Google has created fifteen information-seeking lessons to use in finding relevant results in Google for beginner, intermediate, and advanced researchers.  Examples include: Beginner: Apply filtering tools and

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili

Click the picture or the title below to see more information about the book. Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili provides chapters on a variety of Google applications that can be used in the classroom,

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili

Click the picture or the title below to see more information about the book. Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili provides chapters on a variety of Google applications that can be used in the classroom,

Ten Techniques to Make Yourself a Google Search Star

Access the resource by clicking on the picture or here. Richard Byrne, the blogger behind the award-winning Free Technology for Teachers, has created a poster that can be printed and distributed to students or hung that outlines how to effectively

Ten Techniques to Make Yourself a Google Search Star

Access the resource by clicking on the picture or here. Richard Byrne, the blogger behind the award-winning Free Technology for Teachers, has created a poster that can be printed and distributed to students or hung that outlines how to effectively