So long Tumblr and thanks for all the fish!
Outfind.ca was briefly hosted on tumblr.com, a free blog hosting website. It was great – I enjoyed the ease of use and the free site mapping (having my own Internet address). But I have been using the WordPress platform for my other blogs for years and I miss some of the advanced features… so I […] Lire la suite
Gamification of Libraries…
I was reading Wired Magazine on the train this morning, specifically Jason Fagone’s interesting account of the “Chain World” videogame, when I stumbled on the reference to “Gamification” : McGonigal is the foremost evangelist of gamification; she wrote the best seller Reality Is Broken about the world-changing power of games and promoted it on The Colbert […] Lire la suite
What is research anyway?
Librarians at most university libraries usually fall within the “academic staff” – which means they have, like university professors, not only do their duties, but also perform research and scholarly activities, as service to the community. Sometimes, this will be defined in some kind of document, such as a collective agreement or an institutional policy. […] Lire la suite
Business Information Literacy in Canada
Information literacy is a catch phrase librarians love – it essentially is a way to package a lot of concepts librarians like about the “public service” component of what we do. Here is a recent article about InfoLit in a Canadian business school, something that is very close to what I do at Concordia University. […] Lire la suite
Zombies in the Library
AC&RL News provides an account of a comic book published by librarians at McPherson College called Zombie Guide to the Library!. The library community needs a few things: more music, more coffee and definitely, more zombie guides… You have to appreciate the obvious ploy to promote the library (also used recently by the Center for […] Lire la suite
About Outfind.ca (or why yet another blog?)
OutFind.ca is by Olivier Charbonneau, Associate Librarian at Concordia University (Montréal), specializing in Commerce, Marketing and Management. It serves as an account of the tidbits and other findings that help shape the programs he sets up for Concordia University Libraries’ user community. Lire la suite