Predictable Misunderstandings in Information Literacy: Initial Research Findings

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/16/17 1:50 PM

Instructional librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been researching what misconceptions about information literacy students carry with them to college, and investigating what types of pedagogical responses best correct these. In a recent webinar she discussed the challenges of teaching information literacy to first year students, and shared her initial findings. Download the full recording here, and view her presentation slides here.  

Events, First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Research, Webinars

Teaching the ACRL Frames Using Credo (Part I)

Posted by Raymond Pun on 11/16/17 11:42 AM

By Kenya Flash and Raymond Pun

Are you looking for creative ways to teach the ACRL Frames? In this piece, we’ll cover three frames that can be used to dive deeper into the complexities of the research process, and show how Credo can help students put these concepts into action.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction, Credo in Action

Celebrate International Education Week in Your Library!

Posted by Raymond Pun on 11/8/17 10:03 AM

By Raymond Pun and Hiromi Kubo

This November 13-17, International Education Week (IEW) will be recognized throughout the world. It is an opportunity for students and educators to celebrate the benefits of international education and global exchanges. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW promotes the importance of global education at schools, colleges, universities, and libraries.  

First Year Experience

FYE Spotlight: Florida International University Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/24/17 9:45 AM
By Raymond Pun and Douglas Hasty

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Douglas Hasty First Year Experience Librarian from Florida International University (FIU). Their conversation explores how FIU libraries support the FYE through enhanced and innovative library services in skills development.

First Year Experience

Professional Development Resources on the First Year Experience

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/16/17 10:16 AM

Interested in learning more about the first year experience in the library field or higher education? Not sure where to begin? There are plenty of resources to help you dig into this topic a bit further since the FYE is such a broad area in higher education.  This post will cover a few selected resources for you to consider.

First Year Experience

FYE Spotlight: Sheridan College Libraries

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/10/17 10:09 AM

By Raymond Pun and Marian Traynor

FYE Correspondent Raymond Pun recently interviewed Marian Traynor, Manager of Library User Services and Jamie Goodfellow, first year academic skills librarian, both of Sheridan College in Toronto. Their conversation focuses on how Sheridan’s library added increased prioritization and new programming to their first year experience initiative.

First Year Experience

Teaching Data Literacy with Credo

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/2/17 11:01 AM

By Raymond Pun and Kenya Flash

In our last post, we covered how you might use Credo to teach image searching and visual literacy. This week we will be looking into how Credo can help you teach data literacy. Data literacy is the ability to read, interpret, create, and communicate data as information. Many disciplines, from communication to political science and more, expect students to show proficiency with these skills in their assignments.

First Year Experience, library instruction, Credo in Action

Teaching Visual Literacy with Credo

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/14/17 12:07 PM

By Raymond Pun and Vang Vang

Have you ever thought about creative ways to teach students how to find, interpret, and use images for their research? You may want to consider using Credo for this instructional activity.

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, library instruction, Credo in Action

10 Creative Activities to Support Student Engagement

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/12/17 12:43 PM

The third installment of our Credo in Action webinar series featured two Fresno State librarians, Ray Pun and Vang Vang, discussing new and innovative ways to engage students through gamification, visual literacy, and more. With clear and practical examples, they walked us through how they’ve implemented these various strategies to expand their instruction and outreach services. Here are a few of the highlights; access the full recording and slides to see all 10!

First Year Experience, Credo in Action, Webinars

Webinar Recap: Pre-search to Research, Credo as ‘Academic Google’

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/6/17 7:52 PM

Niketha McKenzie was tasked with creating an instructional platform to ensure Howard University’s incoming freshmen were aware of the library’s resources and services. She and her colleagues Adia Coleman and Kimberly Prosper reached out to faculty and students to assess the main obstacles first year students faced when conducting research, and where faculty wanted to improvement. As part of our Credo In Action webinar series, these librarians agreed to share what they learned, what they’ve created to address these needs, and how students and faculty have responded. Access the full webinar recording here!

First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Credo in Action, Webinars

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