Library Guide featuring Zombies!

As the new semester approaches and our thoughts turn to innovative ways to teach information literacy, the staff at McPherson College’s Miller Library in Kansas, USA, have come up with one of the most innovative library guides I’ve come across. ‘Library of the Living Dead’ is a library guide in graphic novel format featuring zombies, librarians and two confused students.  Here is the blog post announcing the guide – http://blogs.mcpherson.edu/library/2011/03/our-zombie-guide-is-finished/

Please note: Rest assured that WIT Libraries are a zombie free zone!

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Access to Information

William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind

William is a boy in Malawi who built a windmill for his family based on plans from a few library books. It highlights the importance of, not just using information when you get it, but access to information in the first place. Also, shows the never-ending importance of libraries. Yay for libraries!

TED: (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDucation: 5 Talks Librarians Should Watch (and Why), blog post, lists this video and four other videos that provide library staff with food for thought.

Awful Library Books

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Awful Library Books is a blog which lists books the bloggers find amusing and questionable for public libraries – “None of the books presented are particularly awful (okay, maybe some are).  These books are just odd, outdated or maybe should be reconsidered under a current interpretation of collection policies.” 

http://awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com/ 

Wonder what books we have that could be listed on this blog?!