Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Games for Teaching Information Literacy Skills

I just read with pleasure Felicia Smith's article "Games for Teaching Information Literacy Skills". It is an open access article: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/f-smith.htm

Although the author refers to a chemistry class, I feel the technique could be transferred to a physics class.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Physics Graduate Student Orientation

I am pleased to say that, for the second year, the Physics Grauate Society at Cornell hosted a pizza dinner for the new graduate students. I was asked to demonstrate the electronic resources at Cornell. The PGS feels that this is their contribution to the orientation process. Fourteen out of twenty- two total new grad students attended and they had good questions. I am hopeful that this will become a permanent event.

My colleague, Kirsten Hensley, Outreach Services Association, has created two LibGuides specifically for this audience:

Physics Graduate Student Orientation

Stay Current in Your Field (Physics)