Drop-in general orientation-to-the-library sessions and tours are often poorly attended and sometimes even a bit dull. Here are some ideas for workshops that allow librarians to reach out to their communities and develop information literacy skills in more effective ways, outside of the regular curriculum: practical Offer workshops on specific resources that have some buzz. These allow you not only to promote particular library resources, but also to raise critical issues surrounding fee vs free resources and scholarly vs. non-scholarly sources of information. sessions on new subscription-based tools and resources (i.e refworks) - http://www.library.uiuc.edu/refworkssessions on widely known, controversial free tools -- Google Scholar, Wikipediaseries -- for example: Research Frontiers or Cool Tools @ UNB Libraries libraryoutreach / FacetoFace
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If Wikipedia Says It, It Must Be True
O'Reilly Network: What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Yo Published on O'Reilly Network (http://www.oreillynet.com/) See this if you're having trouble printing code examples by Tom Stafford, Matt Webb 07/07/2006 Wiki A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser. It's so terrifically easy for people to jump in and revise pages that wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects.
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