I should probably post this to the “Senior Moments” page, but I’m too old to think about “shoulds.”
A friend of mine posted his new site and had a link to this blog, reminding me it exists. Of course, since this blog is purportedly a place for me to eat up spare time, perhaps this is more of a comment on how much spare time I don’t have!
But, to make this post semi-useful, I’d like to use it to talk a bit about the LILAC Project, a multi-institutional study of student information-seeking behavior. One of our students recently agreed to an interview about information literacy, what he has been taught, wha
t he thinks he needs to know, and more. I really enjoyed talking with him and I hope you will
enjoy the video as well. It is now posted to YouTube at https://youtu.be/kcItFxoUYmU.
By the way, we have been posting RAPs to our YouTube channel as well. While we still have lots more to post, you can access the interview and the RAPs that have been posted thus far athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv1NCZ-tlvcRybEqxbL-sww.
We have now collected survey and RAPs from well over 200 subjects, but we have a long way to go to reach our goal. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you. The hardest part of this project is getting students to volunteer. Luckily, some of the faculty at my institution, from a variety of disciplines, decided to award their students a few extra credit points for participating, and that has really driven up the number of participants! Talk to faculty at your institution about how they can encourage their students to volunteer.