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Designing an Effective Library Research Assignment
"A well designed resource-based assignment can develop students' research and information skills, critical thinking abilities, and subject knowledge. Liaison librarians are available to collaborate with faculty to design assignments that promote information literacy and subject learning at the same time."
"The exponential increases in the number of information resources and technology tools available today have made libraries more complex than ever. This phenomenon of "information overload" has led to the increased importance of Information Literacy and critical thinking skills on the part of today's college students. An information literate student is able to recognize their information need and then locate, evaluate, and use effectively and ethically the needed information. Enabling students to go beyond the confines of an assignment and focus on the process of seeking solutions to their information needs is crucial. Information literacy enables students to recognize the value of information and use it to make informed choices in their personal, professional and academic lives. An important first step in laying the foundation for an information literate student body is the collaboration between faculty and librarians in creating effective research assignments."
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"The National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection contains approximately 20,000 postcards dating from 1893 to the 1970s with the bulk of the cards from the years 1900 to 1920. The collection represents over 3,000 locations in the United States, as well as a small number of foreign countries. There is a particular strength in cards from the New England states although all 50 states are documented. "
"One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source - the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours, his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists..."
"Vik Muniz makes art from pretty much anything, be it shredded paper, wire, clouds or diamonds. Here he describes the thinking behind his work and takes us on a tour of his incredible images."
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