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Science IL: A Case Study of a Long-Term Library/Science Faculty Collaboration

Thursday, February 28

Collaboration between faculty and librarians is an ideal instructional scenario, but creating it can be a challenge, especially in the sciences. A partnership between the coordinators of the Anatomy and Library Instruction programs at NorthWest Arkansas Community College resulted in a shared information literacy rubric for introductory anatomy classes, assignment-driven library instruction for the majority of sections, and relationships between the library, faculty, and students. Shawna Thorup, Head of Reference and Instruction, and Professor Carey Chaney, a science faculty member will share their journey from a 2016 presentation about ACRL’s Framework to today and provide practical tips for adopting and adapting their experience.

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Blog Posts

Cover of Reader, Come HomeReading and Writing on a Screen: Benefits and Drawbacks

Your students likely do most or all of their writing using a computer, tablet, or other device with a screen. A few brave souls may even compose papers on their phone. Much of their reading is done online and otherwise on-screen, too. What are the benefits and drawbacks? What does it mean for creativity, learning, and critical thinking? Read more on Credo's blog

 

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New Credo Resources

Final Version of Credo's IL Strategy Handbook Releasedhandbook cover

Credo has released the final version of our IL Strategy Handbook, a free online publication that covers how to plan, implement, and improve an IL program. Please register here to receive the full handbook. You may have seen some of the sections as we released them over the past few months--this final release includes those existing chapters as well as a new bibliography and further-reading list.

We hope the handbook will help you to find great success in your IL efforts in the new year! 

 

The Credo FYE Guide: Practices for Enhancing Instruction

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In order to best support librarians navigating this quickly growing space, we’ve put together an interactive guide for libraries involved with the FYE. Whether you’re building your FYE strategy from the ground up, or looking to improve upon existing programs, you’ll find valuable information to put into practice at your institution.

Register here to access best practices, tips and tricks, case studies, and so much more! 

 

 


Marketing Your Credo Resources

Credo’s librarians have developed flyers, LibGuides, PowerPoint presentations, and more that can help you get the word out about the Credo IL materials you’ve subscribed to. For more marketing help, please see the Marketing Your IL Program section of our IL Strategy Handbook.

Marketing Materials for Credo Instruct Subscribers   

Getting Started with Instruct
Give this flyer to your faculty to help them understand the importance of information literacy and how Credo's resources can help them save time in the classroom and impart fundamental skills to their students.

Faculty Guide to Credo Instruct: A LibGuide
Created for faculty use, this LibGuide discusses why information literacy is important and how Instruct can help improve student performance without taking away valuable class time. Please feel free to copy our LibGuide and customize it—the spots where you should add links to your institution’s subscription are highlighted in red.

Credo Instruct Faculty Presentation: A PowerPoint
If you're preparing for a faculty institute or other event where you have the chance to present library resources, please feel free to use and customize this PowerPoint that introduces Credo's multimedia. The slideshow lets faculty know how teaching IL can benefit them, discusses what Instruct offers, and describes how to use it in an online class.

Example Curriculum Mapping of Instruct Multimedia
How can the multimedia included in your subscription match your institution's curriculum? See our curriculum mapping suggestions for ideas of where to use Credo's videos and tutorials so that they best match common learning outcomes.

Instruct Multimedia Aligned with Research Assignment
Get Credo's material working for you by using the multimedia in an assignment. This handout gives you a head start by showing how Instruct videos and tutorials can help students to complete an annotated bibliography assignment over several weeks.

Marketing Materials for Credo View Subscribers

Getting Started with View
Give this flyer to your faculty to help them understand the importance of information literacy and how the short, accessible videos included in Credo View can help them save time in the classroom and impart fundamental skills to their students.

Faculty Guide to Credo View: A LibGuide
Created for faculty use, this LibGuide discusses why information literacy is important and how View can help improve student performance without taking away valuable class time. It includes a list of videos that can be used by faculty who wish to quickly start a new IL effort but lack the time to figure out an IL curriculum. Please feel free to copy our LibGuide and customize it—the spots where you should add links to your institution’s subscription are highlighted in red.

Credo View Faculty Presentation: A PowerPoint
If you're preparing for a faculty institute or other event where you have the chance to present library resources, please feel free to use and customize this PowerPoint that introduces Credo's multimedia. The slideshow lets faculty know how teaching IL can benefit them, discusses what View offers, and describes how to use it in an online class.

Example Curriculum Mapping of View Multimedia
How can the multimedia included in your subscription match your institution's curriculum? See our curriculum mapping suggestions for ideas of where to use Credo's videos so that they best match common learning outcomes.

View Multimedia Aligned with Research Assignment
Get Credo's material working for you by using the multimedia in an assignment. This handout gives you a head start by showing how View can help students to understand the beginning stages of research, including how to move from Google and Wikipedia to library databases.

Questions? Please contact us at support@credoreference.com