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July 14, 2010

Submitted by alycia on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 15:11
  • Dane Ward, "Re-Visioning Information Literacy for Lifelong Meaning."
    • "We continually experience the world of inner information.

      It comes to us in nighttime dreams and daytime reveries. We know it through images, hopes and emotions that are sparked by music, poetry and performing art... As librarians and faculty, we must teach this other side of information. It is a fundamental responsibility for us as educators to embrace a commitment to a more holistic information literacy that can make a difference in the world. The world cries for it. But how do we teach it?"

  • More Alex & Me. What a great story of being interested and curious in the face of strict science and sexism.
    • Later in the evening, M read a bit over my shoulder and was really cranky about how unscientific the book was. Yet this book wasn't Pepperberg's scientific work; it was a popular narrative about her work and her emotional feelings toward it; her scientific studies were published elsewhere. But does the existence of this book make her less of a scientist? Is it the science, the pre-fixed categories of studies that she moves between and outside of, or her style that make scientists wary of her? Or is it really pseudo-science? I liked reading about her work without reading the studies, but I can see how it would aggravate nerds. But really, you can't ignore that she broke scientific boundaries, like it or not.

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