September Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/17 11:30 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 (good for Facebook too), 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

Credo In Action: Teaching Information Literacy

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/21/17 11:49 AM

In the era of fake news, biased media, and dubious websites, information literacy (IL) has come to the forefront of essential 21st century skills. Whether strating a paper, or attempting to discern the validity of the Facebook meme a friend posted, the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and responsibly has never been more important. We asked academic librarians how they use Credo Online Reference Service and InfoLit Modules in their IL instruction, and this is what they told us:

Information Literacy, Credo in Action

New & Updated Titles Added to Credo's Core Collections

Posted by Credo on 8/12/17 1:06 PM

Every month we showcase some of the new and updated titles in our Academic, Public, and Student Core Collections. August features the highly topical Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence, among other titles. Click here for a full list of August titles!

Core Collections, Customer Success, E-Reference Titles

Pre-search to Research: How One Library is Using Credo as “Academic Google”

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/8/17 10:12 AM

When Howard University decided it was time to streamline their First Year Experience program and create an FYE librarian, they tasked Niketha McKenzie with creating an instructional platform to ensure incoming students were aware of the library’s resources and services. Professors asked her to use her one-shots to introduce students to the library’s databases, but McKenzie noticed a fundamental gap in students’ readiness to conduct that level of scholarly research.

Events, Credo in Action, Webinars

August Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 7/31/17 11:44 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 (good for Facebook too), 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

Net Neutrality: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by Max Beimler on 7/27/17 2:41 PM

Net Neutrality has become a hot button topic for the private sector and government alike lately. Companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Google are taking a stand against changing net neutrality laws. We recently looked at the impact of repealing the Open Internet Order (OIO) for libraries, but this issue extends into almost every facet of life in the 21st century.

Current Events, Timely Topics

Net Neutrality and Libraries

Posted by Max Beimler on 7/25/17 1:40 PM

Net Neutrality is the concept that the whole internet runs at the same speed no matter what. Under President Obama, the FCC enacted the Open Internet Order (OIO) in 2015 to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. From video chat to torrenting and everything in between, there are countless applications and websites that take full advantage of the universal speeds. According to ALA, libraries and their users have benefitted from this framework.

Current Events, Timely Topics

Credo In Action: Starting the Research Process

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/19/17 9:00 AM

For many students, the hardest part of writing a paper is getting started. Oftentimes either can’t settle on a topic, or they feel overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of the information out there. We asked librarians to write to us about how Credo helps their students start their research, and this is what we heard back:

Credo in Action, Trends in Reference

New & Updated Titles in Our Core Collections!

Posted by Credo on 7/18/17 11:09 AM

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 July titles!

Core Collections, Customer Success, E-Reference Titles

Credo In Action: The Mind Map

Posted by Credo on 7/13/17 11:36 AM

Early last year we relaunched our Mind Map visual search tool, and the feedback we’ve received from subscribers has been great. We’re hearing more stories of how librarians use the Mind Map feature in their instruction and reference help. Mary Timmons of Monroe Community College says, “I love the Mind Map - it gives students who just have an idea for a topic a way to focus and narrow the search to give better, and easier, research material that concentrates on what they want to do.” Here are some other stories from librarians about where and how they use this popular feature:

Credo in Action