As part of Credo’s new InfoLit Learning Community, hear from Karen Carreras-Hubbard, Coordinator of Library Services at Berkshire Community College, on Thursday, February 22 at 2-3pm ET online. In this live webcast, Karen will show you how to engage faculty at your institution to make information literacy a priority that is deeply embedded in the culture of your school.
First Year Experience programs have been shown to improve student success—but what about the following year? After completing their first year, sophomores may still struggle (commonly refered to at "the sophomore slump"), but they won’t have the same FYE support structure. This is something to consider as many universities have focused on FYE programs, but have neglected to develop a strategy to retain students in their second year, another critical period in the academic journey.
We are excited to launch the InfoLit Learning Community, an instructional and collaborative platform that will give you tools for optimizing the implementation of Credo InfoLit Modules and Credo Online Reference Service into your institution’s workflows. Over three weeks starting February 22, we will host live online sessions with librarians who have had success deeply integrating information literacy solutions into their programs. They’ll give you tips for engaging and communicating with faculty, using key concepts for successfully implementing a program to plan, expedite, and measure information literacy within your library and across campus.
Have you done outreach to your transfer students? If not, you may want to consider transfer students as another important student group to support. Building upon previous posts in this series covering orientations for first year students and international student events, in this post we’ll look at outreach services to transfer students.
2018 is barely a day old and already shaping up to be a pivotal year for libraries. Funding for academic and public libraries has never been more precarious, but support and patronship of libraries, by Millennials in particular, is robust and growing. The promise of the Information Age has hit a rough patch in the form of weaponized fake news, but librarians are finding new and innovative ways to provide information literacy skills to their users. Here are a few of the things we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2018:
Is leveling up your library's social media game one of your New Year's resolutions? 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!
FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Jessica C. Lewis and Yolanda Tugwell, librarians at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Library in Kingston, Jamaica. They discussed some of the proactive steps their library takes to meet new students in the dormitories and at the writing center, in addition to providing one-shots for almost 3,000 first year students annually.
By Kenya Flash and Raymond Pun
Thinking of creative ways to teach the ACRL Frames using Credo? We began our discussion of Credo and the ACRL Frames, here. In this piece, we’ll cover three additional frames that will assist you in diving deeper into the complexities of research for your students. The three frames we will explore through this post:
Librarians Ray Pun (Fresno State) and Kenya Flash (Yale University) recently joined us to discuss teaching social justice issues using Credo. Campuses have always provided a space to nurture political thought and activity, and librarians can tap into students’ growing interest while also teaching sound research strategies that will benefit all of their studies.
FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Lilly Ramin, the First Year Experience (FYE), Sociology, and Instructional Technologies Librarian at the University of North Texas (UNT). Their conversation covered Lilly’s experiences and activities in fostering new connections with student affairs, admissions, administrators, and other colleagues in support of the FYE.