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Webinar Recap: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students

Posted by Credo on 5/30/17 12:56 PM

First year success librarians Raymond Pun and Kate Angell recently spoke about innovative ways they’ve found to engage first year students in their respective libraries. To be clear, in Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage with Your First Year Students, they aren’t talking about bypassing information literacy. In fact, many of these programs and ideas work in tandem with ongoing IL initiatives. Here’s a quick sample of some of their tips, or you can watch the full webinar recording.

Events, First Year Experience, Webinars

New Business Group Lobbies Congress to Save Library Funding

Posted by Credo on 5/22/17 3:17 PM

Dozens of information, software, and publishing companies have joined together to form CCLI, the Corporate Committee for Library Investment. With the federal government only funded through September, members of Congress are now working toward the Fiscal year 2018 budget, and early signs indicate there could be massive cuts to libraries. The budget President Donald Trump proposed eliminates nearly all federal funding for libraries and the Institute of Museum and library Services. At stake are $186.6M in funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $27M for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program in FY 2018.

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May Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 4/30/17 1:47 PM

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!

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

ACRL 2017: FYE, Innovation, and New Information

Posted by Credo on 3/30/17 1:36 PM

We had an amazing time in Baltimore for the ACRL Conference, and we’re grateful to all of the librarians we got a chance to meet and talk to about the state of research and reference today.

Conferences, Events, First Year Experience, Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

3 Library Trends to Follow in 2017

Posted by Credo on 1/12/17 12:37 PM

If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that information literacy is a critical ingredient in informed democracies, but that we have a long way to go in building that skill across our population. As we look ahead to the coming year, we tried to ascertain what themes would emerge in the library field as a response to the rapidly-changing landscape. Here are 3 emerging trends we’re seeing that warrant attention in 2017:

Current Events, Information Literacy, Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

New and Updated Titles in our Core Collections

Posted by Credo on 12/13/16 1:56 PM

Every month we showcase some of the new and updated titles in our Academic, Public, and Student Core Collections. Click here for a full list of December's titles!

Core Collections, Credo Collections, Customer Success, E-Reference Titles, Uncategorized

December Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 11/30/16 5:24 PM

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!

Social Media, Uncategorized

Fake news isn’t the only problem with information on the internet

Posted by Credo on 11/29/16 2:48 PM

After two weeks of following the story of Macedonian “fake news” sites and Facebook’s editorial responsibilities, we wanted to discuss the fact that fake news is only part of the problem. Discerning real information from biased misinformation is a growing challenge in the 21st century.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Evaluating Sources in a World of Fake News

Posted by Credo on 11/22/16 3:28 PM

A growing number of Americans are getting their news from social media (Pew Research Poll), and increasingly, disreputable news sites are using these platforms to distribute fake news for financial profit. A key tenet of information literacy has always been the ability to evaluate sources, however the increased sophistication of fake news sites means that this skill is more important than ever.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Credo and Arkansas State University team up to boost college readiness

Posted by Credo on 11/10/16 10:17 AM

According to a report form the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, "nearly 60% of first-year college students discover that, despite being fully eligible to attend college, they are not ready for postsecondary studies."

Current Events, Information Literacy, Credo in Action