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This year, I spent another afternoon with the MacShads (Shad Valley students @ McMaster) along with my co-facilitator, Susan.  We wanted to take an opportunity to do some non-library, non-information literacy instruction, free from all fetters of normal expectations. So, what we came up with was to riff off of the MacShad's overall theme project

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Impact Factor

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[scribd id=28226543 key=key-1gw16gzx64vn76qkre5y mode=slideshow] A presentation I made for a quick and dirty introduction to what impact factor is, how it is calculated, where to find it, and some discussion of its problems. The class might have had 10 students in it (max), but it was very difficult to engage them in a discussion about what kinds

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Library 101 for iSci 2009

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Technically, my first information literacy class. The first hour and a bit was taken up with this 'lecture', which included some opportunity to discuss evaluation criteria for websites, and a source jeopardy game. Part II, the second hour and a half, required the students to find, collect, checkout, photocopy, print, and cite. They did this as a

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