This paper describes California State University efforts to help its students become information literate. Towards that end, California State University Long Beach…
This paper describes California State University efforts to help its students become information literate. Towards that end, California State University Long Beach partnered with K‐12 and media entities to provide pre‐ and in‐service teachers with an interactive online instructional resource to help them become information literate and develop ways to incorporate information literacy into their professional practice. The method is a series of workshops delivered online via Blackboard, and a reference Web site. The core of the workshops is a seven‐part videotape series that illustrates the information literacy research process. Each online workshop uses the videotape as a case study, and provides instruction on ways to incorporate information literacy into teaching (as a productivity tool and instructional tool) and relevant Web sites to support information literacy efforts. The use of such material depends on format, access and collaboration with instructors.
In the novel, The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers probes the American malaise through the longings of a young adolescent girl. Twelve‐year‐old Frankie no longer sees the world as round and inviting as a school globe. No, the world is huge and cracked and turning a thousand miles an hour. Indeed, the world seems separate from herself. In the midst of chaos, Frankie sees her brother's upcoming wedding as a chance to feel connected, to feel that she matters. The story focuses on Frankie's efforts to be a “member of the wedding,” as she recognizes, “they are the we of me.”