Last Updated 8/10/10
Librarian for Information Literacy, Distance and Online Learning, History and Philosophy
Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego, firstname.lastname@example.org , 315-312-3549
Friendly URL: http://shortlinks.oswego.edu/nichols
What is information literacy? The use of informative sources.
A First Year Experience in Information Literacy: The Lake Effect Research Challenge; Rebuilding the Penfield Tutorial
Infusion of Information Literacy Throughout the Curriculum
Librarians and Libraries: Communities of Practice and Social Institutions
"Books are for use"
is Ranganathan's First Law of Library Science. I continue to try to
work out what that means for librarians in the age of the internet.
"The 3 Directions" is my model for information literacy situated in undergraduate learning. This blog will help me develop and apply the model.
Humanities, Anthropology and Educational Administration
If you want to make a research appointment with me you are welcome to use my online booking system or send me an email.
Nichols, James T. "The 3 Directions: Situated Information Literacy." College and
Research Libraries 70, no. 6 (November 2009): 515-530.
William, Jessica Hester, Virginia MacEntee, James MacKenzie, T. Morey,
James Nichols, Patricia Pacitti, et al. "Beyond Lip-service: An
Operational Definition of "Learning-centered College". Innovative Higher
Education 33, no. 2 (2008): 83-98.
Nichols, James T. "Monthly check-up: Using a monthly survey to monitor
and assess library and information services for distance learners."
Journal of Library Administration 45, no. 3-4 (November 2006): 387-395.
James, Barbara Shaffer, and Karen Shockey. "Changing the Face of
Instruction: Is Online or In-class More Effective?." College and
Research Libraries 64, no. 5 (2003): 378-388.
Nichols is Assistant Coordinator of Instruction and Distance Learning
Librarian at Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego. He has worked in reference
and instruction services at Liverpool Public Library, Indiana University
Bloomington, Walden University, Wilmington College (Ohio), Indiana
University East, and the University of Denver. Other academic work
experience includes media services; teaching English; and teaching
library and information science. His education includes a BA at
Oklahoma City University, an MA in English at the University of
Oklahoma, an MLS at the University of Denver, and doctoral studies at IU
Bloomington in library and information science.
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