You only have one chance to make a first-year impression

Get more than one shot to …
Cultivate strong research skills
Increase faculty collaboration
Empower students through information literacy

The National Resource Center for The First Year Experience identifies the three most frequently reported objectives for FYE programs as:

  1. Develop a connection with the institution
  2. Provide orientation to campus resources and services
  3. Develop academic skills

Libraries are integral to successfully accomplishing numbers 2 and 3, however their involvement in FYE programs is often limited to “one-shots” or opt-in instructional sessions that vary by department or professor.

Credo supports First Year Experience library initiatives with two great products to meet your specific institutional needs!

Credo Online Reference Service combines an intuitive user-interface with top-tier reference content for the ideal one-stop exploratory search platform.

InfoLit Modules make instruction easy with ACRL-aligned videos, tutorials, and quizzes that can be used in class or embedded online for on-demand and point-of-need support.

Credo can help your library:

  • Maximize research skills instruction for the greatest impact on student success
  • Build students’ familiarity with valuable library resources and services
  • Assess student outcomes consistently across courses or departments


Make a first-year impression with Credo! 

ray pun cropped.jpgLooking for new ideas and best practices for your library’s First Year Experience program?

Raymond Pun, first year student success librarian at California State University - Fresno, brings his unique perspective as the Credo Blog’s FYE Correspondent. Follow his insights and other FYE news here!

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