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Patron Privacy Matters

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 12/14/18 10:00 AM

Maybe you’ve considered journey mapping of patron experiences as a way to improve your library’s services. Or you might be conducting other user research as part of your work or for a library school assignment. Either way, patron privacy should be a first concern. Two new resources will be of assistance as you consider how to protect patron data and other sensitive information that you gather.

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Two Fresh Resources from Credo: An Updated Learning Community and the IL Strategy Handbook

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 12/7/18 10:00 AM

Sayings about standing on the shoulders of giants and not reinventing the wheel ring as true in librarianship as they do in other endeavors. You don’t have to go it alone, a happy thought when the library is packed with students cramming for finals and the holidays aren’t far off. Credo’s got your back: we are announcing one refreshed resource and a new item you can immediately put to use to improve and/or expand your IL efforts.

Assessment Tips from the Field

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 11/30/18 10:00 AM

Adaptive Learning Using Assessment
Those of you lucky enough to see students for more than one-shot sessions are likely doing some assessment of student progress in your classes. Or maybe you’re embedded in a professor’s class where assessment of IL learning is allowed. Either way, consider guidance from a 2017 article by Johannes Peter, Nikolas Leichner, Anne-Kathrin Mayer, and Günter Kramplen, “Making Information Literacy Instruction More Efficient by Providing Individual feedback

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InfoLit Learning Community: Resources to Accelerate Your Library Marketing

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 11/16/18 9:00 AM

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Planning and running an information literacy program is challenging enough—the extra steps involved in marketing your work can sometimes fall by the wayside. We’ve lately put together some materials that help make marketing easier and that can even get faculty doing marketing on your behalf.

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InfoLit Learning Community: Setting Up a Successful Peer-to-Peer Research Service

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 11/9/18 9:00 AM



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Next week, Credo’s InfoLit Community will welcome speakers from Penn State Libraries, who will talk about how they set up and now run their successful Search Bar, a student-run research service in its second year of operation. The Search Bar is a peer-to-peer space with writing tutors, tech tutors, and peer research consultants; staff attribute its success to students’ finding peers more approachable than librarians.


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InfoLit Learning Community: The Latest in IL: A GICOIL Reprise

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 11/2/18 9:00 AM


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For those who missed last month’s Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL), or simply couldn’t make it to all of the stellar presentations, Credo offered a reprisal of some of the presentations in a webinar on October 25. The webinar featured the event’s keynote speaker as well as presentations by three of the many insightful librarians who were featured at the conference.

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InfoLit Learning Community: Selections from the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 10/26/18 9:00 AM



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This year’s Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy took place in Savannah, GA, on September 27-29. Attendees heard from a great variety of speakers who addressed an equally wide variety of information literacy topics, among them teaching faculty how to take on information literacy topics in the classroom, using OER to create affordable learning materials for students, and several presentations on combating fake news. Some of the presenters have allowed Credo to host their slides so that our readers can benefit from their insights.


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InfoLit Learning Community: Booklist review of Merrilee Proffitt’s “Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge”

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 10/19/18 9:00 AM



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This review, by Credo’s Henrietta Verma, appeared in the October 4, 2018 edition of Booklist Online. The collection of essays by librarians and educators describes innovative classes and projects that use Wikipedia to advance information literacy. Are you using Wikipedia editing or other practices related to the site in IL instruction? Please let us know in the comments below.


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InfoLit Learning Community: Vanessa Otero on Media Bias

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 10/12/18 9:00 AM



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You may remember Vanessa Otero, creator of the Media Bias Chart and owner of Ad Fontes Media, from the insightful and timely live webinar she did with us earlier this year. (As a member of the InfoLit Learning Community, you can catch the recording of the session here.)

We caught up with Vanessa this week to discuss what bias is, whether it’s always bad, and how to make students care about finding reliable information. Here's what she had to say:

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InfoLit Learning Community: "Beyond Fake News" Presentation Recap

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 10/5/18 9:00 AM



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Last weekend, Nancy Speisser, Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Libraries, South University and Etta Verma of Credo presented together at the Virginia Library Association conference in Williamsburg, VA. The presentation, “Beyond Fake News,” concentrated on how to teach students about what journalists do—what happens when they get it right, and, conversely, the consequences when they get it wrong. The talk aimed to show students that while journalism, journalists, and “the mainstream media” have recently come under fire for bias, serious journalists are expected to adhere to strict standards and their work is fact-checked.

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