An award-winning short film about creativity: ALike

A few weeks ago this short film appeared on my Facebook feed. I’m a sucker for anything about creativity, so when it popped up, I gravitated toward it. Directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez, ALike tells the story of a young boy and his father and their struggle with conformity … Read more

An unexpected journey: Japan!

It is with great excitement that I am announcing that I will be taking an international trip this holiday season! I’ll be hopping on a plane and travelling about 10,300 km away from the frigid winter scape that is Ottawa. For those of you close to me, you probably already know … Read more

What makes a game, a game?

Have you ever thought about what a game is? Have you ever tried to define it? The answer is most likely, no. But in INFO 287: Gamification of Information at San José State University I did that. This blog post will include a working definition of a game. It draws … Read more

Breaking down the evidence

For many students, the ePortfolio is the final step in the Master of Library and Information Sciences at San Jose State University. I have written many articles already about the ePortfolio process that I completed in November 2017. SJSU MLIS Success Series: The San Jose State University ePortfolio Experience San … Read more

The San Jose State University ePortfolio experience

Update: Since writing this post I have found out that the iSchool offers a very similar planning tool to its students. Their tool is an Excel file available for download through the iSchool Advising Toolkit, or you can download it directly from here. Both tools are very similar in their … Read more

San Jose State University course selection tool (MLIS)

Update: Since writing this post I have found out that the iSchool offers a very similar planning tool to its students. Their tool is an Excel file available for download through the iSchool Advising Toolkit, or you can download it directly from here. Both tools are very similar in their … Read more

San Jose State University ePortfolio status tool

Pile of German Photos

Update: Since writing this post I have found out that the iSchool offers a very similar planning tool to its students. Their tool is an Excel file available for download through the iSchool Advising Toolkit, or you can download it directly from here. Both tools are very similar in their … Read more

Emerging Technology Journal Article

In September I had the opportunity to work with Emma, a colleague of mine at Carleton University MacOdrum Library. Together we wrote a journal article about developing an emerging technology collection in an academic institution.  Writing this article was a great experience in peer-reviewed article writing and something I will … Read more