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Teaching Social Justice with Credo (Webinar Recap)

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 12/11/17 2:36 PM

Librarians Ray Pun (Fresno State) and Kenya Flash (Yale University) recently joined us to discuss teaching social justice issues using Credo. Campuses have always provided a space to nurture political thought and activity, and librarians can tap into students’ growing interest while also teaching sound research strategies that will benefit all of their studies.

Current Events, First Year Experience, library instruction, Credo in Action

December Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/30/17 8:12 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!

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

The Trust Project: An Important Step in the Fight Against Fake News

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/20/17 12:08 PM

Tens of thousands of new pieces of content appear online daily, and sorting through it can be a challenge for everyone from consumers, to media platforms, to search algorithms. As we’ve seen over the past year, this jungle of information provides plenty of camouflage for purveyors of fake news.

Current Events, Information Literacy

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

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

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

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

October Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/28/17 1:42 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!

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

10 Creative Activities to Support Student Engagement

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/12/17 12:43 PM

The third installment of our Credo in Action webinar series featured two Fresno State librarians, Ray Pun and Vang Vang, discussing new and innovative ways to engage students through gamification, visual literacy, and more. With clear and practical examples, they walked us through how they’ve implemented these various strategies to expand their instruction and outreach services. Here are a few of the highlights; access the full recording and slides to see all 10!

First Year Experience, Credo in Action, Webinars

Webinar Recap: Pre-search to Research, Credo as ‘Academic Google’

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/6/17 7:52 PM

Niketha McKenzie was tasked with creating an instructional platform to ensure Howard University’s incoming freshmen were aware of the library’s resources and services. She and her colleagues Adia Coleman and Kimberly Prosper reached out to faculty and students to assess the main obstacles first year students faced when conducting research, and where faculty wanted to improvement. As part of our Credo In Action webinar series, these librarians agreed to share what they learned, what they’ve created to address these needs, and how students and faculty have responded. Access the full webinar recording here!

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Credo in Action, Webinars

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