Credo in Action: First Year Experience

Posted by Credo on 6/13/17 11:23 AM

We recently asked librarians to send us their stories of how they put Credo to use helping students. Sol Lopez of Regis University won our contest, and a trip to ALA Chicago, for her submission on how Credo supports her school's first year experience (FYE) program by encouraging students to initiate choosing topics for their research.

Customer Success, Events, First Year Experience, Credo in Action, Trends in Reference

Webinar Recap: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students

Posted by Credo on 5/30/17 12:56 PM

First year success librarians Raymond Pun and Kate Angell recently spoke about innovative ways they’ve found to engage first year students in their respective libraries. To be clear, in Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage with Your First Year Students, they aren’t talking about bypassing information literacy. In fact, many of these programs and ideas work in tandem with ongoing IL initiatives. Here’s a quick sample of some of their tips, or you can watch the full webinar recording.

Events, First Year Experience, Webinars

Celebrating the FYE: Ideas for Recognizing First Year Students

Posted by Raymond Pun on 4/24/17 10:26 AM

As the spring semester slowly wraps up for many schools across the country, your first year students should be pretty excited about completing their first academic year!

First Year Experience, Uncategorized

Faculty Engagement Remains a Concern for Librarians at ACRL

Posted by duncan 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

Tips & Best Practices for Embedded Librarians

Posted by duncan 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

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

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 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