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

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

Don't Take the Clickbait – Practical Ways to Recognize and Fight Fake News (Webinar Recap)

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/17 2:31 PM

The second installment of our Credo In Action webinar series featured librarians Darcy Gervasio and Emily Carlin of SUNY Purchase College discussing how they combat fake news. Watch the webinar recording here, and view the slides here.

Information Literacy, Credo in Action, Webinars

Credo In Action: Teaching Information Literacy

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/21/17 11:49 AM

In the era of fake news, biased media, and dubious websites, information literacy (IL) has come to the forefront of essential 21st century skills. Whether strating a paper, or attempting to discern the validity of the Facebook meme a friend posted, the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and responsibly has never been more important. We asked academic librarians how they use Credo Online Reference Service and InfoLit Modules in their IL instruction, and this is what they told us:

Information Literacy, Credo in Action

Credo in Action: Faculty Collaboration

Posted by Credo on 6/19/17 2:12 PM

One of the most common concerns we hear from librarians regards how difficult it can be to engage with faculty. This was a distinct takeaway from our booth survey at ACRL, and is something we explored in one of our most popular webinars of last year. 

Customer Success, Information Literacy, Credo in Action, Trends in Reference

Facebook’s News Feed Bug Requires a Human Fix

Posted by Mike Sweet on 5/15/17 10:10 AM

A version of this post appeared in the New York Times Magazine, 14 May, 2017.

Current Events, Information Literacy, Uncategorized

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