Campus Collaborations: The Library and the Writing Center

Posted by Beth Black on 11/14/19 11:53 AM

Writing centers and libraries seem to be natural partners. Academic writing requires use of a variety of sources that students are often asked to find through the library. Related, there is much overlap between the work of writing center personnel and librarians in supporting students in learning the conventions of academic writing and information literacy. Unfortunately, this overlap can be invisible or, worse, conflicting and confusing to students. 

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition, Credo Reference, InfoLit – Core

Content Spotlight: Oxford University Press Titles Added to Credo Reference Platform

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/7/19 3:32 PM

This month we released 12 new titles from Oxford University Press onto the Credo Reference platform, each chosen for its awards, accolades, or inclusion in must-have college title lists. With extensive and authoritative information on history, literature, business, politics, and food, these new titles supplement the already diverse content available through Credo Reference.

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Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/28/19 12:33 PM

Looking to up your library's social media game? 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, Credo Reference, Social Media Content for Libraries

Timely Topics: Impeachment

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/22/19 3:36 PM

The U.S. House of Representatives’ investigation into alleged abuses of power by President Donald Trump is dominating headlines around the world right now. But oftentimes lost in the punditry is a fact-based discussion of what impeachment is and how its played a role in previous administrations. Using Topic Pages and Real-time Reference articles, Credo users can gather background information and add context to the news. 

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Connecting With Faculty Through Teaching and Learning Centers

Posted by Beth Black on 10/21/19 12:27 PM

Most campuses have centers focused college teaching and faculty development. Collaborating with these centers is a good way for librarians to reach faculty and to integrate information literacy into courses and curriculum. Some academic libraries are heavily involved in the work of college pedagogical practice improvement toward better student learning outcomes, such as Purdue University, where librarians are members of the management team for IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation), a program to help Purdue faculty and instructors to improve their teaching for better learning outcomes (McMurtrie, 2018). Since the program began in 2011, the library has been a critical partner; in addition to members on the management team, there are several librarians involved with the program.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition, Credo Reference, InfoLit – Core

Timely Topics: Turkey, Syria, and the Attack on the Kurds

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/16/19 11:01 AM

Following an abrupt change of mission in Syria from U.S. president Donald Trump, Turkey has invaded northern Syria to wage war against the Kurdish forces in the area. Many fear this attack on one of America’s key regional allies will quickly escalate into an ethnic cleansing. Credo's Topic Pages and Real-time Reference articles can help add background information and context to the events unfolding in the headlines. 

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Credo in Action: Success Stories from Libraries Who Enriched Research Instruction with Credo

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/7/19 2:24 PM

 

CredoInInstruction_Square_250x250_v1 (1)We reached out to subscribers and asked them to share stories about how Credo impacted their library instruction efforts. We were impressed by the innovation and creativity these librarians demonstrated in designing FYE programming, workshops, activities, and for-credit courses to help their students build the IL skills that will be essential to their academic and personal success. 

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Teaching Categories and Types of Sources with Credo Reference

Posted by Beth Black on 10/2/19 12:15 PM

 

 

studentsoncomputerTypes of sources often confuse students. They are told to find academic or scholarly articles but many students, particularly first-year students, haven’t used these before and aren’t sure how to determine if a source is scholarly. This is a difficult task for beginning college students, as sources that came into being for different purposes and through different processes often look the same on the computer screen through a novice’s eye. Credo Reference can help you teach the differences between sources because it pulls several types together in search results and on Topic Pages.

First Year Experience, Credo in Action, Second Year Transition, Credo Reference

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/26/19 2:19 PM

Looking to up your library's social media game? 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, Credo Reference

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/27/19 2:36 PM

Looking to up your library's social media game? 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, Credo Reference

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