Archive for July, 2010|Monthly archive page

Wikiracing: how quick are you?

In Check This Out on July 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Trying to teach students how to use library resources is nothing new but a bit challenging, year after year (after year, after year).  Enter “wikiracing” or the art of finding inter-connected information a la the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.  See this wikiracing article from the Philadelphia Inquirer for details or better yet, try it this Fall semester!


Libraries & your community

In News & Notes on July 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Lincoln, Nebraska is hosting the 2010 USA National Olympics – Special Olympics which is a community event.  It takes everyone in the area to make it successful.  UNL’s Love Library is providing free wifi for Special Olympic attendees to use while on campus.  How can your library step outside the usual rules & policy to make a community event better?

Special Olympics in Lincoln, NE July 2010

Apps save time and standing in line.

In Check This Out on July 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Apps have quickly made a difference in most mobile user’s lives.  Here is another example from the LIS Kid of the cool TSA app that will save you time at the airport!

Law Librarians Rock!

In News & Notes on July 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Do you know who your law librarian is?  If not, you’re missing out on an untapped resource .

Is Internet Access a Basic Right?

In Read This on July 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Finland believes so, Life, Liberty and Broadband Access is now part of each person’s right as a Finnish citizen.  What do you think?  Should the U.S. follow Finland’s lead?