Self-Protection, Your Brain, and Bigfoot by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

I did a presentation today for a speech class that is part of our honors program. They are doing deep research into a range of topics. The faculty member asked me to do a session for them about bias and approaching new topics. It was a fun session, so I thought I’d share my slides. … Continue reading Self-Protection, Your Brain, and Bigfoot by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Comics, Games, Art, Literature at Graphic Novel Symposium by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Since I have shared some of our planning on my library’s Graphic Novel Symposium in TTW posts (seeBehind the Scenes of the Graphic Novel Symposium & Grahpic Novel Symposium–#comicculture), I want to share our final video that summarizes our event. You can watch our faculty lectures from the Graphic Novel Symposium at: Moraine Valley Graphic … Continue reading Comics, Games, Art, Literature at Graphic Novel Symposium by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Behind the Scenes of the Graphic Novel Symposium: by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Our college’s design team has been doing a series of videos on our library’s upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium. (I posted video 1 back in May and video 2 in June.) Our library is fortunate to have such talented individuals who make us look good. Learn more about the Symposium at our website. Behind the Scenes: … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of the Graphic Novel Symposium: by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Catching Up: by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

It seems like I’ve been here forever, but as of this month I’ve been at the Chattanooga Public Library for 1 year, 4 months.  In that time, we’ve accomplished a lot of great things for the Chattanooga community. At the same time, I haven’t been able to share as much because….well, things just got really … Continue reading Catching Up: by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

Information as a Human Right: A Missing Threshold Concept? by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

The discussion around ACRL’s new Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education is quickly growing and deepening. As a member of the Task Force that created the Framework, it is heartening to see. (As I have noted in the past, I am a member of this Task Force but I do not speak on behalf of … Continue reading Information as a Human Right: A Missing Threshold Concept? by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Our Graphic Designers at Work #Comicculture TTW CONTRIBUTOR TROY SWANSON

Our college’s design team has been doing a series of videos to highlight their awesome work on our library’s upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium. (I posted on this back in May here.) Our library is fortunate to have such talented individuals who make us look good.   Behind the Scenes: Graphic Novel Symposium Graphic and Web … Continue reading Our Graphic Designers at Work #Comicculture TTW CONTRIBUTOR TROY SWANSON

Being Bounded. Being a Discipline. Owning Information Literacy by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

I have written several times on this blog about ACRL’s draft Information Literacy Framework that is set to replace the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education. The new Framework has generally been well-received, and the Task Force is working diligently to address questions and concerns expressed by members’ responses to previous drafts. (As I have … Continue reading Being Bounded. Being a Discipline. Owning Information Literacy by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

A Night Out at the Library for Everyone by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

http://chattlibrary.org/events/night-out-kids-tweens-and-teens-2nd-floor I’m very excited to share our new NIGHT OUT program that we’ll be running next month at the Chattanooga Public Library.  It’s a simple idea, but it is one of the best library programs I’ve put together. Why?  Let me tell you. Basically it goes like this: while parents and guardians enjoy an evening at our June 5th event … Continue reading A Night Out at the Library for Everyone by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

2014 Information Literacy Summit Keynote (post by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson)

On April 25th, we held our 13th annual Information Literacy Summit in Illinois. This event is a partnership between Moraine Valley Community College Library and DePaul University Libraries. We are excited to share the keynote address on metaliteracy, information literacy, MOOCs, and threshold concepts featuring Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey. Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The … Continue reading 2014 Information Literacy Summit Keynote (post by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson)

Using the New IL Framework to Set a Research Agenda by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

[I have posted on the new (draft) Information Literacy Framework from ACRL here, and you can also read the thoughts of others here.] As we approach the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas (in June) where our task force will unveil a more complete draft, I wanted to offer some thoughts on how this Framework connects … Continue reading Using the New IL Framework to Set a Research Agenda by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson