Duncan Whitmire

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In Defense of Facts

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 1/24/17 10:22 AM

Over the weekend, one of Donald Trump’s senior advisors rejected the premise that the president and his press secretary were spreading falsehoods about attendance at Friday’s inauguration. Kellyann Conway said that they were sharing “alternative facts,” a term that drew befuddled laughter from her interviewer.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Stanford Social Media Study Reveals Gaps in Students’ Information Literacy

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 1/4/17 8:02 PM

Students might not be as fluent in social media as we once thought, and the implications are staggering in terms of how they navigate information online. Well before the Fake News stories broke following the 2016 election, Stanford University conducted a study of middle school through college-aged students, and found that not only were they consistently unable to discern real articles from native advertising (ads made to look like articles, usually marked, “sponsored content”), they struggled to understand even some basic conventions of social media.


January Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 12/30/16 8:47 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!

Customer Success, Social Media, Uncategorized

Information Literacy in the Facebook News Era

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/17/16 12:36 PM

A growing number of Americans are getting their news from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter according to a recent poll from Pew Research. At the same time, NPR and others are reporting this month that a proliferation of fake news sites have to come into being that use the viral nature of social media to drive ad revenue.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Core Collections: highlighting May's new & updated titles

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 5/5/16 3:29 PM

Core Collections, Customer Success, Uncategorized

Top 5 Most Interesting Custom Collections Libraries Have Requested

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 1/6/16 8:27 PM

Credo’s Custom Collections are a great way to fill gaps, update your existing collection, transition from print, and more! Our subject matter experts draw from nearly 3,000 titles, covering 80+ disciplines, to create recommended collections based on criteria including discipline, publication dates, awards, publishers or imprints, and budget. Many libraries have already taken advantage of this service, and we’ve been busy fulfilling requests for custom collections on a wide range of topics. Here are some of our favorites:

Credo Collections, Credo Products and Services, Uncategorized

We Aren’t Calling These Collections "Essential" For No Reason

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 1/5/16 9:43 AM

Broad subject coverage is just the beginning of Credo’s new Essentials Collections. Thoughtfully curated reference content and flexible purchasing options ensure that the top-tier, award-winning titles will enable you to cultivate your digital reference collection in areas your institution deems critical without going over budget. Click on any of the collections below to explore the titles!

Credo Collections, Uncategorized

Credo's Guide to Halloween

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/27/15 12:00 PM

Our Topic Places are the perfect tool to help people explore information on everything from All Saints Day to Zombies. Below you'll find links to all the festivals, monsters, demons and things that go bump in the night. Unlike tales told around campfires though, these are high-quality sources that provide authoritative content, meaning researchers don't have to be afraid to use them!

Current Events, Timely Topics, Topic Pages, Uncategorized

Reference Strategy Webinar Recap: The Four (or Five?) B’s

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/18/15 9:14 PM

Our #ReferenceStrategy webinar series is off and running! Jodie Morin, library director at Buena Vista University shared with us The Four (or Five?) B’s: Preparing for the Research Process. Spoiler alert: there are five B’s, but whether the fifth B stands for Best, Bounty, Boffo, or something else entirely, is up to you!

Events, Credo in Action, Trends in Reference, Webinars

Losing Time: The Real Impact on Faculty When Students Lack Information Literacy Skills

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/2/15 8:30 AM

We recently surveyed hundreds of faculty members across the country to gain a better understanding of how they perceive students’ information literacy skills. More than 200  faculty responded to an open-ended question about what impact poor student information literacy skills had on their work. Almost two-thirds reported time lost addressing this gap and preparing information literacy materials, and five percent stated that it affected their decision on whether or not to assign research projects.

Information Literacy, Research, Uncategorized