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7 Things You Should Know About Visual Literacy
March 9, 2015

Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better w…

Evaluating Digital Services: A Visitors and Residents Approach
February 19, 2014

This JISC infoKit contains advice on evaluating the services university libraries offer to users. The focus is primarily on digital/online services but set within the broader context of more trad…

Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College
December 4, 2013

"This paper presents findings about the challenges today’s college freshmen face, and the information seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high …

"I always stick with the first thing that comes up on Google. . ." Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why
December 6, 2013

Key Takeaways The Visitors and Residents project seeks to identify and recommend strategies that IT staff and library professionals can adopt to help students and faculty membe…

Social Media as a Primary Source: A Coming of Age
December 6, 2013

Vicki Coleman is Dean of Library Services, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. What is a primary source? Many research guides created by academic librarians …

The Behavior of Finding Information
December 4, 2013

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Donna M. Lanclos, and Erin M. Hood, in conversation with Beth Forrest Warner, share insights into a three-year U.S.-U.K. collaborative study project that identifies how s…

Using Multimedia Conferencing to Connect Literacy Educators
October 7, 2013

Key Takeaways The University of Northern Iowa's literacy center staff faced challenges including limited time , numerous locations to visit and people to connect with, …

M. Catherine Hirschbiel

Outreach Coordinator & Reference Librarian

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts


M. Catherine Hirschbiel
CNI 2013 Podcast: Information Literacy MOOCs at Wake Forest University
September 16, 2013

This podcast features an interview with e-Learning Librarian at Wake Forest University Kyle Denlinger . The recent explosion in popularity of massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) caused th…

eCollaborations and Teaching Scientific Literacy
February 10, 2015 | A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2015

The Case for E-Collaboration: Engaging, Empowering, and Experiential Patricia A. McGee, Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio Online courses can make students feel t…