Predictable Misunderstandings in Information Literacy: Initial Research Findings

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/16/17 1:50 PM

Instructional librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been researching what misconceptions about information literacy students carry with them to college, and investigating what types of pedagogical responses best correct these. In a recent webinar she discussed the challenges of teaching information literacy to first year students, and shared her initial findings. Download the full recording here, and view her presentation slides here.  

Events, First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Research, Webinars

Teaching the ACRL Frames Using Credo (Part I)

Posted by Raymond Pun on 11/16/17 11:42 AM

By Kenya Flash and Raymond Pun

Are you looking for creative ways to teach the ACRL Frames? In this piece, we’ll cover three frames that can be used to dive deeper into the complexities of the research process, and show how Credo can help students put these concepts into action.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction, Credo in Action

Fake News 2.0: The Pivot to Video

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/14/17 11:43 AM

Collins Dictionary recently named “Fake News” the word of the year for 2017. From Croatian troll farms, to Russian government propaganda, to social media, to Presidential press briefings, the creation of intentionally misleading articles has dominated our discussions this year. Unfortunately, it’s about to get much, much worse.

Current Events, Information Literacy

Celebrate International Education Week in Your Library!

Posted by Raymond Pun on 11/8/17 10:03 AM

By Raymond Pun and Hiromi Kubo

This November 13-17, International Education Week (IEW) will be recognized throughout the world. It is an opportunity for students and educators to celebrate the benefits of international education and global exchanges. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW promotes the importance of global education at schools, colleges, universities, and libraries.  

First Year Experience

November Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/31/17 11:01 AM

We understand your library wants to post fun content to social media but that you might not have the time to dedicate to writing it, so we’d like to help!

Below you will find daily posts, all under Twitter’s 140 character limit (we'll stick with 140 until everyone is on the 280 train), that you can copy/paste at your leisure, each linking to a Topic Page, which, for Credo Online Reference Services subscribers can be a gateway to all kinds of e-resources.

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

FYE Spotlight: Florida International University Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/24/17 9:45 AM
By Raymond Pun and Douglas Hasty

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Douglas Hasty First Year Experience Librarian from Florida International University (FIU). Their conversation explores how FIU libraries support the FYE through enhanced and innovative library services in skills development.

First Year Experience

Spooky Reference

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/17/17 2:41 PM

Digging up hard facts on mythical monsters can be tricky, but we offer several reference titles to help your users avoid the curse of faulty research. Here are a few titles from our Core and One-time Purchase collections that you can use to inspire other-wordly research in this, the spookiest of seasons. 

E-Reference Titles

Professional Development Resources on the First Year Experience

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/16/17 10:16 AM

Interested in learning more about the first year experience in the library field or higher education? Not sure where to begin? There are plenty of resources to help you dig into this topic a bit further since the FYE is such a broad area in higher education.  This post will cover a few selected resources for you to consider.

First Year Experience

FYE Spotlight: Sheridan College Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/10/17 10:09 AM

By Raymond Pun and Marian Traynor

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Marian Traynor, Manager of Library User Services and Jamie Goodfellow, first year academic skills librarian, both of Sheridan College in Toronto. Their conversation focuses on how Sheridan’s library added increased prioritization and new programming to their first year experience initiative.

First Year Experience

Teaching Data Literacy with Credo

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/2/17 11:01 AM

By Raymond Pun and Kenya Flash

In our last post, we covered how you might use Credo to teach image searching and visual literacy. This week we will be looking into how Credo can help you teach data literacy. Data literacy is the ability to read, interpret, create, and communicate data as information. Many disciplines, from communication to political science and more, expect students to show proficiency with these skills in their assignments.

First Year Experience, library instruction, Credo in Action

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