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Donnelly and Herbert

Calling all gamers

Game night in the academic library

Academic librarians looking for new and different ways to bring students into the library have joined a recent trend by hosting game nights in the library. Game nights are a nontraditional way to market the library as a student-friendly ...


Pun, Xiong, Ortega, and Nauk

Doing technology

A teaching collaboration between Fresno State and Fresno County Public Library

In spring 2016, the President’s Office at California State University-Fresno (part of the California State University system) offered grant opportunities for academic departments to create a community ...

ACRL TechConnect

Knies, Lynn, and Angel

Parallel lives

Two Penn State campuses launch 3-D printing

3-D printing is still a relatively new technology that is being used by a variety of disciplines. Many think of it as relevant to engineering and the sciences, but it is interdisciplinary and has uses that range from the humanities to health ...

Internet Resources

Robert Miller

Medieval illuminated manuscripts

Online images and resources

With their rich representation of medieval life and thought, illuminated manuscripts serve as primary sources for scholars in any number of fields: history, literature, art history, women’s studies, religious studies, philosophy, the history of science ...

Perspectives On The Framework

Zoe Fisher

Facing the frames

Using the Framework as a guide for a credit-bearing information literacy course

Many librarians have written about their experiences using the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” in one-shot information literacy instruction and in conversations with faculty. In March 2014, Andy Burkhardt wrote on his blog about using the “Research as Inquiry” frame to guide information literacy instruction with sophomore ethnography students.1

This column has also provided some excellent examples of collaborative pedagogy with the Framework, such as Kathy Shields and Christine Cugliari’s column ...

The Way I See It

Laura Schwartz

When life becomes art

A librarian’s experience acting the part

In fall 2014, I was approached by a theater/dance undergraduate student who wanted to put on a play in the Fine Arts Library (FAL) at the University of Texas (UT)-Austin. Because we had done a variety of performing arts programming in ...