Sign up now to receive Revelers at Roost, A Spring Break Diversion from NMC Library and Friends! We may not be taking a true Spring Break this year, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pause now and again in the heart of the semester to recharge. While we seem to be interacting plenty over Zoom,… Continue Reading Refresh Your Feed, Recharge Your Brain!
Author Archive | Nicco Pandolfi
[xkcd 14: “Copyright”] We typically think of copyright (to the extent we think of it at all) as a convoluted thicket of commandments that tell us what we can’t do with other people’s stuff. This makes sense. Most of us don’t have much cause to think about copyright except when we want to use someone… Continue Reading ‘OK…But Can I Use This?’: Navigating Copyright in the College Classroom
Feeling a little glum at the prospect of a spring without Spring Break? Missing the steady stream of hallway anecdotes, bizarro factoids, podcast recommendations, and water cooler banter of the before times? Take heart! Your friendly neighborhood library presents: ***Revelers at Roost, A Staycation for your Mind*** We are seeking guest curators for a peer-to-peer… Continue Reading Revelers at Roost: Bite-Sized Diversions from NMC Library & Friends
As we hit a wall the 9-month mark of the Zoomification of the classroom, I have been reflecting on Marshall McLuhan’s prescient declaration: ‘the medium is the message.’* Writing in the sixties, McLuhan was concerned primarily with the visual broadcast (one-way) media of film and television. That said, his insights about the profound influence of… Continue Reading Creators Not Consumers: Encouraging Student Agency in Tough Times
TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) – New research shows that the college classroom is a high-impact context for developing students’ attitudes, habits and literacy when it comes to engaging with news media, and that college faculty are uniquely positioned to influence students’ information-gathering behavior in both academic and personal contexts. If you are interested in… Continue Reading “The news is all biased. None of it can be trusted.”