InfoLit Learning Community: IL Elevator Pitches to Engage Faculty

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 9/14/18 9:00 AM



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Promotion of your IL instructional work to faculty can take many forms, from formal presentations at committee meetings right down to chats in the hallway. Don’t discount the chat approach as ineffective, as it can have many benefits. Not least is that faculty who may find the library intimidating (there are some!) might be more open to hearing what you can do for them in a casual chat than in a committee meeting.

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FYE Spotlight: University of Florida – George A. Smathers Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/11/18 2:05 PM

By Lisa Campbell and Raymond Pun

In this interview, FYE correspondent Ray Pun speaks with Lisa Campbell, an academic librarian at the University of Florida, about her work supporting first year students. Lisa talks about collaborating with student support programs such as AIM and PODEMOS, and discusses her strategy for overcoming the challenges of providing instruction at an institution with such a large student population.

First Year Experience

News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/10/18 10:13 AM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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InfoLit Learning Community: Booklist review of Nicole A. Cooke's "Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era"

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 9/7/18 9:00 AM



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This review, by Credo’s Henrietta Verma, appeared in the August 20, 2018 edition of Booklist Online. For more on fighting disinformation, see Verma’s review of Michelle Luhtala and Jacquelyn Whiting’s News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News and the Know News report mentioned below.

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Highlights from the IFLA WLIC 2018 Conference in Malaysia

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/6/18 2:15 PM

The International Federation of Libraries and Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2018 just ended last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over 3500 attendees came to this year’s conference in Malaysia. Participants came from all over the world including Myanmar, Brazil, New Zealand, Serbia, Sierra Leone, and Spain, and the topics of discussion ranged from scholarly communication to sustainability to linked data.

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September Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/4/18 9:57 AM

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

InfoLit Learning Community: Energize Your IL Curriculum with Resources in the InfoLit Learning Community

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 8/31/18 9:00 AM





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On August 23, Amanda DiFeterici, Senior Manager, Product Strategy, at Credo, presented “Running an Assignment Charette: How to Host an Assignment Improvement Event.” The webinar, which you can view for free in Credo’s Learning Community, was described by one attendee as “one of the best webinars I've ever had the pleasure of attending.”

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News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/18 12:26 PM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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FYE Spotlight: University of Southern California Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 8/27/18 10:15 AM

By Christal Young and Raymond Pun

FYE Correspondent Ray Pun spoke recently with Christal Young of USC Libraries about her work supporting first year experience programs through a number of creative activities and engagements. In this interview Christal shares her thoughts on the importance of the library’s role in facilitating connections for students who are new to campus through many interactions and services including a virtual hub.

First Year Experience

InfoLit Learning Community: Booklist review of Michelle Luhtala and Jacquelyn Whiting's "News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News"

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 8/24/18 9:00 AM





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This starred review, by Credo’s Henrietta Verma, appeared in the August 13, 2018 edition of Booklist Online. The book is a valuable tool for librarians who teach news literacy, but also for those who want to inform themselves for their wider library work and as news consumers.

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