Celebrating March with the GPO and the FDLP!

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is having a big celebration this month. March 4, 2016 is the 155th birthday of the GPO. It began work in 1861 as the Federal Government's official resource for producing, preserving, and providing free access to the public for all federal government publications. In addition, March 9, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Catalog of the U.S. Government Publications (CGP) as an integrated library system (ILS). The CGP provides public access to over … [Read more...]

Sounds of the Mountains

Since starting in the music library, I’ve spent a good deal of time learning the ropes of my new job and familiarizing myself with the audio, score, and reference collections we have here in Sloan Music Center. As a musician of what I like to think is discerning taste, being surrounded by such a substantial collection of different genres and flavors of great musical resources makes me as giddy as a kid in a candy shop. I've also made the short walk across campus several times to browse … [Read more...]

Information Literacy Beyond the Classroom

Davidson’s librarians often experience a tension in our information literacy instruction:  we want to prepare students to do well on a particular assignment (for example, finding sources for a research paper), but we also want to teach them to think critically about their information use generally (for instance, considering the political, social, and ethical impacts of information).  This tension is reflected in our Information Literacy Vision Statement:  “We recognize the importance of … [Read more...]

Sniff…cough…the blog bug strikes!

The same nasty virus that is making many of us cough and sneeze has incapacitated the blog writer this week.  Look for a new blog post, written by a healthy member of the staff, on Wednesday. … [Read more...]