Setting Students Up for a Smooth College Transition, Part II: Engaging with Library Resources

Posted by Bryant Moore on 6/25/19 9:20 AM

You've taken the initial steps in connecting with first year students to ensure they have a smooth college transition. As we continue to assist students in their college transition and eliminate library anxiety, it is important to engage with students and engage them with library resources.

First Year Experience

Laying the Groundwork for Meaningful Campus Collaborations

Posted by Beth Black on 6/24/19 9:53 AM

I’ve written often in this series about collaborating with various departments around campus (see recent posts on teaming up with undergraduate research professionals or the university fellowship office). No library is an island, and building a strong network of support helps ensure more uptake and better results for your programming, whether you’re focused on the FYE, second-year transitions, or information literacy instruction. But these productive, mutually beneficial relationships don’t just fall out of the ether. Here are a couple of pointers to get you in the best position to attract meaningful partnerships.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Embedded Librarianship as a Student Engagement Tool

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 6/21/19 4:00 PM

Last week’s Connecticut Information Literacy Conference, held at Hartford University on June 14, was all about grit—both using resilience as an instructor and taking advantage of student tenacity to enhance learning.

InfoLit Learning Community, embedded librarians

News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/20/19 10:55 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.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Connecticut Information Literacy Conference 2019

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 6/16/19 10:25 PM

The Connecticut information literacy conference took place on Friday, June 14, at the University of Hartford and had the theme “What's Grit Got to Do With It? New Approaches for IL Instruction”.

InfoLit Learning Community

Partnering with Undergraduate Research Professionals, Part II

Posted by Beth Black on 6/10/19 12:03 PM

By Beth Black and Tim O'Neil

Student engagement librarian Beth Black recently interviewed Tim O’Neil, assistant director of Special Undergraduate Enrichment Programs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In Part I, they explored how different groups in academia conceptualize research. This week they discuss how Tim has worked to engage students in their academic and creative life, and how libraries can partner with undergraduate research offices. 

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Oldies but Goodies!

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 6/7/19 3:49 PM

Every week we add several items to Credo’s InfoLit Learning Community. They’re designed to keep you aware of what’s going on in the field as well as to help you in your day-to-day work. You may have dropped in their in the past to find IL-related webinars, articles, and links to free, web-based IL tools.

Information Literacy, InfoLit Learning Community

News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/4/19 10:41 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.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Understanding and Detecting "Deepfakes"

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 5/31/19 2:20 PM

Discussing disinformation is a compelling way to teach information literacy to students, as it includes an appealing combination of controversy and technology. One topic that is sure to draw students in is the issue of “deepfakes,” videos that very convincingly portray some falsehood—usually a person saying something that they never said.

Information Literacy, InfoLit Learning Community, disinformation

Partnering with Undergraduate Research Professionals, Part I

Posted by Beth Black on 5/30/19 12:55 PM

By Beth Black and Tim O'Neil

Student engagement librarian Beth Black recently interviewed Tim O’Neil, assistant director of Special Undergraduate Enrichment Programs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Their conversation centers around the process of helping undergraduates see themselves as scholars, and how libraries can work with undergraduate research offices as partners and collaborators. The first installment of this two-part blog series looks at one of the questions at the heart of so many discussions about the nature of research in higher education.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

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