Your Librarians’ bread and butter is what we like to call “Information Literacy” – the way people define, find, evaluate, organize, and communicate information. That’s why we love helping you hunt down that book, poem, or newspaper article you heard about. It’s why we can’t wait to come to your class to talk about writing great research questions and picking only the best sources to read and use in your writing. And it’s why we promote everything from great books to great online tools – speaking of which, have you friended us yet on Facebook or been watching our videos on YouTube?

informationlitTo celebrate October as Information Literacy Month, our Cedar Rapids campus library has put up a book display on topics like visual literacy, facebook, connected educators, Open Educational Resources (OERs) and information overload. All books check out, so please stop by!

We will also be doing blog entries this month that have to do with everything from writing a great research question to a sneak peek at our soon-to-be unveiled new online catalog + search tool, WorldCat Local. (Try it  today and let us know what you think!) We hope to put out posts this month such as our previous posts on the simply elegant Ctrl-f, some good apps for education, and Google Voice .

Enjoy the increasingly crisp air and midterms! Happy creating,