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January Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by duncan 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 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 on 5/5/16 3:29 PM

Core Collections, Customer Success, Uncategorized

Top 5 Most Interesting Custom Collections Libraries Have Requested

Posted by duncan 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 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 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 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 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

Overcoming Obstacles In Information Literacy Instruction: Librarian Solutions

Posted by duncan on 6/23/15 8:35 AM

We recently surveyed thousands of college students and hundreds of faculty to see what they thought about the state of information literacy skills in higher ed. Following the release of our extensive survey findings, we had the pleasure of hosting a lively and well-attended breakfast discussion. It was too good to keep to ourselves, so we’ve put together this series of blog posts to include you in the conversation!

Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Jurassic Snark: What’s the Big Deal with Dinosaurs Anyway?

Posted by duncan on 6/18/15 12:54 PM

Steven Spielberg’s fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise is crushing box offices like an angry apatosaurus, simultaneously igniting the imagination of millions while ensuring there may never be another non-sequel screenplay ever written. Credo’s Topic Pages are a great way to sort through the leviathan-sized piles of dinosaur-related information out there without spending entire epochs finding what you need.

Current Events, Timely Topics, Topic Pages, Uncategorized