FYE Spotlight: Florida International University Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/24/17 9:45 AM
By Raymond Pun and Douglas Hasty

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Douglas Hasty First Year Experience Librarian from Florida International University (FIU). Their conversation explores how FIU libraries support the FYE through enhanced and innovative library services in skills development.

First Year Experience

Spooky Reference

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/17/17 2:41 PM

Digging up hard facts on mythical monsters can be tricky, but we offer several reference titles to help your users avoid the curse of faulty research. Here are a few titles from our Core and One-time Purchase collections that you can use to inspire other-wordly research in this, the spookiest of seasons. 

E-Reference Titles

Professional Development Resources on the First Year Experience

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/16/17 10:16 AM

Interested in learning more about the first year experience in the library field or higher education? Not sure where to begin? There are plenty of resources to help you dig into this topic a bit further since the FYE is such a broad area in higher education.  This post will cover a few selected resources for you to consider.

First Year Experience

FYE Spotlight: Sheridan College Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/10/17 10:09 AM

By Raymond Pun and Marian Traynor

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Marian Traynor, Manager of Library User Services and Jamie Goodfellow, first year academic skills librarian, both of Sheridan College in Toronto. Their conversation focuses on how Sheridan’s library added increased prioritization and new programming to their first year experience initiative.

First Year Experience

Teaching Data Literacy with Credo

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/2/17 11:01 AM

By Raymond Pun and Kenya Flash

In our last post, we covered how you might use Credo to teach image searching and visual literacy. This week we will be looking into how Credo can help you teach data literacy. Data literacy is the ability to read, interpret, create, and communicate data as information. Many disciplines, from communication to political science and more, expect students to show proficiency with these skills in their assignments.

First Year Experience, library instruction, Credo in Action

October Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/28/17 1:42 PM

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 (we'll stick with 140 until everyone is on the 280 train), 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

Teaching Visual Literacy with Credo

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/14/17 12:07 PM

By Raymond Pun and Vang Vang

Have you ever thought about creative ways to teach students how to find, interpret, and use images for their research? You may want to consider using Credo for this instructional activity.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction, Credo in Action

10 Creative Activities to Support Student Engagement

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/12/17 12:43 PM

The third installment of our Credo in Action webinar series featured two Fresno State librarians, Ray Pun and Vang Vang, discussing new and innovative ways to engage students through gamification, visual literacy, and more. With clear and practical examples, they walked us through how they’ve implemented these various strategies to expand their instruction and outreach services. Here are a few of the highlights; access the full recording and slides to see all 10!

First Year Experience, Credo in Action, Webinars

Webinar Recap: Pre-search to Research, Credo as ‘Academic Google’

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/6/17 7:52 PM

Niketha McKenzie was tasked with creating an instructional platform to ensure Howard University’s incoming freshmen were aware of the library’s resources and services. She and her colleagues Adia Coleman and Kimberly Prosper reached out to faculty and students to assess the main obstacles first year students faced when conducting research, and where faculty wanted to improvement. As part of our Credo In Action webinar series, these librarians agreed to share what they learned, what they’ve created to address these needs, and how students and faculty have responded. Access the full webinar recording here!

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Credo in Action, Webinars

Fall Library Kick Off: Engaging Orientation Activities

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/5/17 10:26 AM

The academic school year has started, and it’s a great time to think about creative ways to engage with students throughout orientation!

First Year Experience, Credo in Action

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