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Information Literacy Weblog

Information Literacy Weblog
My mother would have been 92 yesterday. She passed away, after a decline in health, in November (the reason why my blogging was a little more erractic that month). Although it's nothing to do with information literacy, I'd like to use today's New Year's post to provide a short memorial to her (that's her on the right, in her early thirties). She was born Sheila Ivy Hancock in 1921, and was the second eldest of seven children. She is survived by my aunts Jane, Doreen and Margeret, but her brothers Jim (the eldest), John and Ted predeceased her. She was brought up by her maternal grandparents; my great-grandfather managed one of Thomas Tilling Ltd.'

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Encouraging the ‘why’ behind information literacy skills: a student perspective – Information Literacy Spaces I recently read this article by Barbara Fister, and it was as if something jumped off the page at me. I recommend you read it as there’s a tonne of really valuable insight in there about the intricate web of information overload that we’re in in this ‘post-truth’ era. Here are a few key passages that particularly resonated with me as a budding psychologist and information literacy enthusiast. First,

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Library of Congress Blog This post is based on an article from the November–December 2016 issue of LCM, the Library of Congress Magazine. Carleton Watkins captured this view of Yosemite’s Mirror Lake while most of the country was engaged in the Civil War. National parks are among the nation’s most cherished natural resources. The National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Interior, was created by an act of Congress. News and media teaching ideas for secondary teachers, students and families All links and information in this article are current as of 16 April 2020 How a newspaper is created Find out about how the Guardian newspaper is produced from start to finish: From first word to final edition is an article explaining all the processes. The nightly miracle is a short film about how the paper is printed and distributed around the country.

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4 Ways Technology Can Make You Happier Source: Pixabay These days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how technology is ruining everything, including our happiness. There is some truth to this, but it’s not the whole story. Technology can be bad for us—for example, when social media gives us FOMO (fear of missing out) or traps us in filter bubbles that prevent us from seeing multiple points of view on important issues. As a society, we are increasingly concerned that technologies like smartphones and social media result in more social comparison, cyberbullying, and loneliness—all stumbling blocks to happiness. indeed, technology seems to be bad for our happiness when it interferes with the mental, social, emotional, and behavioral processes that contribute to well-being.

Born to Learn Well, that’s what I’ve been told – mostly, I’m chasing down every minute of the day just to complete stuff: work, get to work, drive home, spend quality time with my family, go to the gym, work some more, watch one or five of the 18 TV shows I DVR, sleep when I can… repeat. And if anything varies outside that routine, it better be interesting, or frankly, I forget I’m even doing it. Sometimes, I have a small break where I go to the store in the middle of the day for something specific and there’s loads of people just leisurely strolling around, simply window shopping, and I think – what I wouldn’t give to have that kind of time. But the truth is, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. So why bring this up?

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