Faculty Engagement Remains a Concern for Librarians at ACRL

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 4/20/17 1:37 PM

At this year’s ACRL conference we hosted a small booth survey (and raffled off a free year of InfoLit Modules to Carl Andrews, Assistant Professor/Librarian at Bronx Community College!) to get a sense of how librarians felt about FYE, faculty collaboration, and information literacy.

Conferences, First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Fake News Chaos in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 4/12/17 2:14 PM

Sean Spicer's recent gaffe-riddled press briefing provides a real-time lesson in how the fake news sausage gets made. On Tuesday the White House Press Secretary made a series of what could optimistically be called “misstatements” about Adolf Hitler, concentration camps, and the use of chemical weapons in WWII. What followed is the new normal for 2017: a flood of fake news reports were generated, then shared on social media until it became difficult to discern which Spicer quotes were real and which had been fabricated.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Tips & Best Practices for Embedded Librarians

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 4/12/17 11:39 AM

We’ve been hearing a lot about requests for embedded librarians surging in the past year, especially since the term “fake news” entered the popular lexicon last fall. Because collaboration between librarians and faculty is a desired outcome in so many conversations about information literacy (IL) today, we wanted to explore best practices for this strategy.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

More Creative Assessments for the First Year Experience

Posted by Raymond Pun on 4/10/17 2:57 PM

By Raymond Pun and Katelyn Angell

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

As Entire Countries Move From Print to Electronic Resources, How Will Libraries Be Affected?

Posted by kdeblois on 4/6/17 1:17 PM


Entire countries are making the switch from print to electronic, and not with just books, but entire collections, including hand written manuscripts, newspaper editions, radio broadcasts and TV programs. The UK and Finland were some of the first to make this transition, and the United States created the first completely online library with over 2 million items. N
ow Norway is following suit. This migration, by law, requires this content and media to be submitted to the National Library, which will allow anyone with a Norwegian IP address to access all the materials for free.

Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

Academic Librarians as Advisors and Advocates

Posted by Raymond Pun on 4/3/17 1:35 PM

Recently I’ve been seeing more and more students individually, and I’m certain my librarian colleagues in other institutions are doing the same. What’s happening is that more students are now seeking librarians as advisors and counselors.

First Year Experience, Uncategorized

April Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo Customer Support on 4/3/17 9:26 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

ACRL 2017: FYE, Innovation, and New Information

Posted by Credo on 3/30/17 1:36 PM

We had an amazing time in Baltimore for the ACRL Conference, and we’re grateful to all of the librarians we got a chance to meet and talk to about the state of research and reference today.

Conferences, Events, First Year Experience, Trends in Reference, Uncategorized

ACRL Recap by FYE Librarian Correspondent Ray Pun

Posted by Raymond Pun on 3/28/17 2:43 PM

Digital Learning Objects: Exploring New Ways to Teach Online Learners

Conferences, Events, First Year Experience, Uncategorized

Webinar Recap: The First Year Library Experience

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 3/21/17 3:18 PM

Librarians Ray Pun and Meggan Houlihan recently presented on best practices and new directions academic libraries can explore when providing orientation and instruction to first year students.

First Year Experience, Uncategorized, Webinars

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