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December 20, 2017

A Net Neutrality Snapshot  

Chloe Horning

Earlier in the month, I wrote about the Critical Pedagogy Summit, and Ivette Bayo Urban’s work around communicating the importance of Net Neutrality and its implications for social justice.  Welp, it turns out that Joni Mitchell was right again, and we didn’t know what we had until now that it’s gone. But ISPs haven’t paved our internet paradise just…

December 15, 2017

Is CRAAP dead? An inquest.  

Chloe Horning

I quite like the ACRL monthly digital publication “Keeping up With.” If you don’t receive it in your inbox each month; “Keeping up with” provides a brief rundown of a current library issue, with some citations at the end to check out. In November, the ‘Keeping up with” article, by Elizabeth Boden, was on debiasing and fake news, a topic that is probably…

December 7, 2017

A Recap of the UW Critical Pedagogy Summit

Chloe Horning

A Recap of the UW Critical Pedagogy Summit This past Saturday, December 2, I travelled down to the UW Seattle campus to check out the Critical Pedagogy Summit, which was co-hosted in the UW Libraries Research Commons and the  wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ-Intellectual house and sponsored by the Information School.  This Summit brought together faculty, staff, and graduate students from across all three campuses to address pedagogical and technological needs of intersectional…

October 26, 2017

Thanks from HSL and Open Access Week

Nikki Dettmar

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about the Health Sciences Library during National Medical Librarians Month! From how we use our website & toolkits to serve our users’ information needs, supporting clinicians’ information needs through education, and the use of quality improvement tools in the library and the coverage from our Regional Medical Library colleagues…

September 28, 2017

Recommended Reading: Academic Library Impact

Laura Dimmit

I’ve been reading through Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research, which was released this week (the result of a partnership between ACRL and OCLC Research). Especially at this time of year, when we are welcoming students back to our campuses, preparing for a busy season of teaching, and and just generally turning…

July 26, 2017

Teaching with Primary Sources: an unconference recap

Laura Dimmit

While I’m not an archivist, it is not uncommon for me to work with a class whose assignments require, or would benefit from, some level of primary source literacy. In light of this, I was excited to attend the Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference, offered in conjunction with this week’s Society of American Archivists conference…

June 30, 2017

Summer Projects: Analyzing “High Impact” Resources in Our Departments

Kian Flynn

Summer is here, and that means you’re probably embarking on projects that have been simmering on the back-burner over the course of the busy academic year. For one such project, I’m diving into the bibliographic weeds and doing a statistical analysis of resources that my liaison department (Geography) uses for their teaching and research needs….

June 23, 2017

This Summer’s UW Libraries High School Internship: Reaching Out to College-Bound High Schoolers

Kian Flynn

by Elliott Stevens and Kian Flynn   Schools may be out for summer, but on July 5th, three high school students from Nathan Hale High School in northeast Seattle will be arriving at the UW Libraries to take part in a three-week, 20-hour internship. 

June 16, 2017

New Resources: Checking in with the Format Collections

Kian Flynn

As a liaison to departments in the social sciences, my first instinct when helping students find sources for their papers is often to turn to UW Libraries Search or a specific scholarly article database, like Academic Search Complete or PAIS. But often a question will come up that’s better served, or complemented, by a format…

June 14, 2017

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webinar Reflections

Kian Flynn

Earlier this year, several UW librarians attended a two-part webinar on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning offered by ACRL. Below, Chelsea Nesvig shares some of her takeaways from the webinars, as well as resources for incorporating SoTL practices in our own work.

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