FYE Spotlight: University of Maryland Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 2/27/18 9:30 AM

By Lindsay Inge Carpenter and Raymond Pun

FYE Correspond Raymond Pun recently interviewed Lindsay Inge Carpenter from the University of Maryland Libraries. Lindsay shared her passion in supporting FYE programs and international students, and discussed how the library plays a major role in fostering learning innovations and key collaborations on campus.

InfoLit Learning Community: Implementing the Framework for Information Literacy in Collaboration with Classroom Faculty

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 2/23/18 9:00 AM

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You’ve probably engaged with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as you’ve worked on IL at your institution. It offers a comprehensive approach to developing IL skills in students as they move through their college careers.

In an ideal world, librarian and faculty cooperation would help students make solid gains in information literacy as they moved through semesters and years. In the real world, however, librarians are often the primary conveyors of IL work on campus, and as such, “a change in personnel [can] undo years of effort,” to quote Risë L. Smith’s "Philosophical Shift: Teach the Faculty to Teach Information Literacy." If Information Literacy efforts and development of critical thinking skills are a priority on campus, librarians cannot be the sole stakeholders in this work.

InfoLit Learning Community

Accreditation and the FYE: Selected Resources for Longitudinal Studies

Posted by Raymond Pun on 2/20/18 3:13 PM

Did you know that selected regional accreditation programs may include information literacy as a core competency skill? Are you involved in the accreditation process for your school or library? Today, many academic libraries are tasked with providing students’ IL learning data for accreditation purposes.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy

InfoLit Learning Community: Beyond the Library with Karen Carreras-Hubbard: Join the Conversation

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 2/16/18 9:00 AM

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As we dig deeper into what it means to apply information literacy concepts inside and outside of the library, it is helpful to look at the diverse approaches different institutions have taken. Next Thursday, February 22 at 2 pm EST, in the first presentation of our InfoLit Learning Community speaker series, Karen Carreras-Hubbard will share her multifaceted approach to using Credo InfoLit Modules to engage faculty in information literacy work on campus outside of a conventional library setting.

One such approach was launched by the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2011 as part of a campus-wide strategic plan focusing on the success of undergraduate students.

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A Culture of Collaboration: Library Innovation in the FYE at Bryant University

Posted by Laura Kohl on 2/13/18 8:52 PM

Bryant University is known for its vigorous academic program, a design thinking experience for first year students, and a campuswide focus on student success. The culture at Bryant provides fertile ground for innovation at all levels of the university. The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library embraces this culture and the elements of flexibility, experimentation, and collaboration, offering library staff the opportunity to innovate within the library and with campus partners.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction

FYE Spotlight: University of Colorado Denver - Auraria Library

Posted by Raymond Pun on 2/7/18 7:40 PM

By Kevin Seeber and Raymond Pun

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Kevin Seeber from the Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver. In addition to his work experiences and projects in FYE, Kevin shares his thoughts on student perceptions of, and experiences with, academic libraries.

First Year Experience

It Takes a Campus: Successful Collaboration Strategies for Teaching Information Literacy

Posted by Chris Bombaro on 2/5/18 1:17 PM

The success of our information literacy program was achieved largely through continuous and collegial collaboration between the library and its campus partners. The Writing Center, faculty, and various committees have all participated in a productive give and take that helps ensure students pick up IL skills early and use them often.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction

InfoLit Learning Community: Download the First Chapter of Credo FYE Guide

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 2/5/18 12:36 PM

A student's success starts with the initial interaction with their new surroundings. That’s why First Year Experience (FYE) programs have become more popular and are seen as valuable initiatives to increase student retention, GPAs, graduation rates, and employability.

This week, Credo launched the First Year Experience Guide to help librarians build their FYE strategy and improve existing programs. This interactive guide will provide necessary resources as well as a community in which to share ideas. (Join the InfoLit Learning Community to access the latest resources from Credo. Already a member? Log in here.)

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February Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 2/1/18 1:35 PM

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! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

FYE Predictions & Trends for 2018

Posted by Raymond Pun on 1/29/18 2:06 PM

By Katelyn Angell, Zena George, and Raymond Pun

2017 saw a growing interest on the part of librarians in fake news, open educational resources (OER), diversity, and accessibility. What will this year bring? Three academic librarians offered up the following conversation to explore potential FYE trends for 2018 and beyond.

First Year Experience

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