BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2016 – Credo, the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions, announced today it has introduced new content for its InfoLit Modules, as well as a dramatically upgraded platform that enables instructional customization. Credo’s InfoLit Modules – a mix of videos, tutorials, and assessments – are a library of ready-to-use instructional assets to support librarians in teaching information literacy and research skills.
Sara Davidson Squibb, Head of User Communication and Instruction at the University of California, Merced, recently hosted a webcast with us where she shared how Credo content can be shared, repurposed and embedded on library guides through the LibGuides platform. Watch the video below to see how she repurposed Credo guides to prepare local Subject Guides. She also talked about how her library pointed students to Credo content on Instruction Guides through search widgets, direct linking to books, and a tutorial for flipped classroom use.
An article in the Los Alamos Daily Post describes UNM-LA’s commitment to information literacy instruction and how library director Dennis Davies-Wilson is using Credo's Information Literacy Courseware to improve learning outcomes. As the piece states in its opening sentence, “Students who find themselves swimming in the vast ocean of information while doing research are no longer lost at sea at UNM-LA.”
Credo’s Custom Collections are a great way to fill gaps, update your existing collection, transition from print, and more! Our subject matter experts draw from nearly 3,000 titles, covering 80+ disciplines, to create recommended collections based on criteria including discipline, publication dates, awards, publishers or imprints, and budget. Many libraries have already taken advantage of this service, and we’ve been busy fulfilling requests for custom collections on a wide range of topics. Here are some of our favorites:
Ellen Peterson, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College recently wrote an article for The Evolllution titled, “We’re Failing Our Students But We Can Change It: Raising the Profile of Information Literacy.” In it she looks at current trends in the American workforce, and gaps in the ways higher education is preparing students for life after graduation. Here are some of the key takeaways from her piece:
We hear every day that librarians and faculty members are asked to more purposefully and systematically integrate information literacy and critical thinking instruction into their classes. The challenge is how to do it effectively and efficiently. For those who turn to online curricula— or courseware— there are three
It's a problem as old as libraries: you want to provide users with better Information Literacy skills, but when do you have the time to create meaningful materials, much less an entire curriculum? We're confident that someday archaeologists in Alexandria will find an early scroll or tablet saying something to the effect of, "Patrons of the reference desk keep asking me how to cite gossip they heard in the market, but I can't properly design instructional materials on the evaluation of sources because I keep getting stuck at the reference desk..."