First Year Experience in Libraries: Facilitating High Impact Workshops

Posted by Raymond Pun on 2/1/17 12:50 PM

Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian at California State University, Fresno. In the coming months, he will bring his unique perspective to a series of posts for the Credo Blog as our First Year Experience Correspondent. Stay tuned for more FYE insights from Raymond, and join him on March 8th for his webinar, The First Year Library Experience: Best Practices and New Directions.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

In Defense of Facts

Posted by duncan on 1/24/17 10:22 AM

Over the weekend, one of Donald Trump’s senior advisors rejected the premise that the president and his press secretary were spreading falsehoods about attendance at Friday’s inauguration. Kellyann Conway said that they were sharing “alternative facts,” a term that drew befuddled laughter from her interviewer.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

FYI: Libraries supporting FYE programs can impact retention

Posted by Mike Sweet on 1/19/17 11:02 AM

At the intersection of college preparation and student success is the first year experience program (FYE). More schools every year move beyond the simple orientation to offer some type of course or seminar with the goals of building a deeper relationship with their students, connecting these students to campus resources, and honing their academic skills.

Information Literacy, Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

3 Library Trends to Follow in 2017

Posted by Credo on 1/12/17 12:37 PM

If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that information literacy is a critical ingredient in informed democracies, but that we have a long way to go in building that skill across our population. As we look ahead to the coming year, we tried to ascertain what themes would emerge in the library field as a response to the rapidly-changing landscape. Here are 3 emerging trends we’re seeing that warrant attention in 2017:

Current Events, Information Literacy, Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

Stanford Social Media Study Reveals Gaps in Students’ Information Literacy

Posted by duncan on 1/4/17 8:02 PM

Students might not be as fluent in social media as we once thought, and the implications are staggering in terms of how they navigate information online. Well before the Fake News stories broke following the 2016 election, Stanford University conducted a study of middle school through college-aged students, and found that not only were they consistently unable to discern real articles from native advertising (ads made to look like articles, usually marked, “sponsored content”), they struggled to understand even some basic conventions of social media.


January Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by duncan on 12/30/16 8:47 AM

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!

Customer Success, Social Media, Uncategorized

New and Updated Titles in our Core Collections

Posted by Credo on 12/13/16 1:56 PM

Every month we showcase some of the new and updated titles in our Academic, Public, and Student Core Collections. Click here for a full list of December's titles!

Core Collections, Credo Collections, Customer Success, E-Reference Titles, Uncategorized

December Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 11/30/16 5:24 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!

Social Media, Uncategorized

Fake news isn’t the only problem with information on the internet

Posted by Credo on 11/29/16 2:48 PM

After two weeks of following the story of Macedonian “fake news” sites and Facebook’s editorial responsibilities, we wanted to discuss the fact that fake news is only part of the problem. Discerning real information from biased misinformation is a growing challenge in the 21st century.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Evaluating Sources in a World of Fake News

Posted by Credo on 11/22/16 3:28 PM

A growing number of Americans are getting their news from social media (Pew Research Poll), and increasingly, disreputable news sites are using these platforms to distribute fake news for financial profit. A key tenet of information literacy has always been the ability to evaluate sources, however the increased sophistication of fake news sites means that this skill is more important than ever.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized