“Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 3 of 4)

There are many models, paradigms, and theories discussed in the field of library and information science that are used to interpret and define the information behavior of the everyday user. The results from these analyses provide information that has the potential to make libraries in general and information retrieval systems more specifically much more efficientContinue reading ““Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 3 of 4)”

“Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 2 of 4)

It is helpful first to view the information that was present in every part of my experience as existing in the three typologies that are posited by Brenda Dervin in her “sense making” school of thought. While other typologies do exist, I believe the Dervin definitions fit my particular experience best because the categories are notContinue reading ““Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 2 of 4)”

“Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 1 of 4)

I cannot imagine a time in my life when I will want to stop learning. It’s unfathomable to me that anyone could ever reach such a point. In the so-called “age of information” in which I grew up, it seems more and more unlikely that such a thing could ever happen. We are bombarded constantlyContinue reading ““Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 1 of 4)”

A Moral-less “Down and Out”

George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London takes us out of the 18th and 19th century and catapults us into the ‘modern’ age of the 20th. Just as in Moll Flanders, the story laid out in Down and Out in Paris and London is narrated in the first person, from the point ofContinue reading “A Moral-less “Down and Out””

Movement

Moving is hard for writers. I think it’s hard for everyone, of course, but being a writer and moving presents a unique set of problems that I’m not sure everyone else experiences, or at least experiences to the same extent. For example, for one who is keenly aware of the pattern of stories, it’s hardContinue reading “Movement”