We are excited to launch Credo’s InfoLit Learning Community, which offers tools to help you optimize your implementation of Credo InfoLit Modules and Credo Online Reference Service. The Learning Community also creates a space where you can communicate with other IL professionals. We host live online sessions with librarians and others who have had success deeply integrating information literacy solutions into their programs. They’ll give you tips for engaging and communicating with students and faculty, using key concepts for successful IL to plan and provide information literacy education within your library and across campus and measure the success of your efforts.

The community provides opportunities for collaboration through:

  • live webinars (and archives of past sessions) with Q&A sessions

  • ongoing discussion forums

  • cross-campus networking opportunities

  • live chats during speaker presentations

It’s a great way to connect with other librarians and share resources. Join the InfoLit Learning Community today!

 

Click below to join the community, attend the speaker series, and access archives!

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Upcoming Sessions
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July 26, 2018 | 2-3 pm Eastern Time
What's New in IL: Credo's Interns Discuss Current Work

Teaching students how to recognize an information need, meet it successfully, and synthesize the resulting material into a product such as a research paper is the perennial goal of IL instruction. But the ways of accomplishing that goal have changed markedly over the years This session will cover ideas for how to approach IL with regard to new methods and challenges in the field. Facing these changes head-on are students and faculty in library schools, who must incorporate new IL needs and strategies into their research and learning, and this session will provide ample insight into how they're doing just that.

Join us on July 26 for a webinar featuring Credo’s current and recent summer interns. Henrietta Verma, Credo, and former Credo interns Anais Alvarez, Tessa Gutierrez, Alice Hannah Kalinowski will discuss emerging research and practices being undertaken in library schools and in the field—including an examination of student misperceptions of research, technology and programs to help information organizations reach the modern community, and employing OER usage statistics to help prove your library’s value.

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Henrietta Verma

Henrietta Verma
Customer Success Manager, Credo

Alice Kalinowski

Alice Kalinowski, Liaison Librarian for Business, University of Pittsburgh

Tess Gutierrez

Tessa Gutierrez, Instructional Design Intern at Credo Education and recent graduate of San Jose State University iSchool

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Anais AlvarezM.S. Library & Information Science, Concentration in Information Science & Technology, Simmons College; Instructional Design Intern, Simmons College

August 23, 2018 | 2-3 pm Eastern Time
Library Anxiety: What Causes It, How to Overcome It

When she discusses the challenges facing students who are the first in their family to attend college, Jen Kendall knows what she’s talking about, as she was just such a student a few years ago. She leaned on that experience to complete research at the University of Alberta and found that the difficulties and needs of these students have been neglected. “As a first-generation student,” says Kendall, “I had many of the experiences that my first-generation peers have had. When I was seeking a topic for a preliminary research project...I discovered that not only were we generally overlooked in the literature, but our specific anxiety about navigating academic libraries was largely overlooked.”

Please join Credo as we host Jen Kendall in a free webinar on August 23, when she will discuss her research findings and what they mean for how best to work with first generation students. Library anxiety will be a particular focus of the talk—how to help patrons who find the library overwhelming and scary, and how to reach prospective patrons whose anxiety has so far prevented them from trying the library at all.

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Jen Kendall
Librarian, Consulting Services, Parkland Regional Library

Past Sessions
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Accreditation Tips and Pitfalls
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Accreditation ensures that your institution meets or exceeds the standards established by your association or governing body and is recognized by stakeholders.  However, the process of obtaining or renewing accreditation, which has multiple steps and benchmarks, can cause stress and anxiety, even for the most seasoned academic . Preparing for accreditation includes accurately reviewing, understanding, and interpreting all accreditation Standards and then applying and documenting them in a cohesive, comprehensive and transparent fashion. Failure to successfully prepare for or complete any of the above tasks can lead to a less than acceptable outcome for the whole institution.  
This webinar will highlight common pitfalls faced by institutions (specifically, library services standards) when seeking accreditation.  We will review the standards that pertain to these common problem areas, and give tips and pointers to assure a successful accreditation review and visit, including the self- study. We will speak on the most frequent problem areas within the standards and how to avoid them.  If your organization is in the midst of initial or renewal of any institutional or programmatic accreditation, you will not want to miss this enlightening webinar!

Presented by:

Kate Sawyer
Kate Sawyer
Consultant on Accreditation and Higher Ed

Credo Insights: Usage and Data Assessment Made Easy
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If you've ever searched for ways to access and utilize data from your Credo Modules, you're in luck. This Spring, Credo will release a new data assessment tool designed to make accessing and analyzing student usage data easy. Credo Insights, a new graphical reporting interface, will allow librarians to see trends in usage and assessment data, including comparing courses during a semester, comparing courses over multiple semesters, or aggregating student performance for your whole institution.
With Credo Insights, you can generate assessment reports for specific quizzes, and drill down to specific questions, and answer choices. You'll also be able to generate usage reports for the number of students using the platform, as well as the frequency of their usage. What's more, all reports can be filtered and compared by term (semester, quarter, etc.), by course, and by individual students.
In this upcoming session from the Credo InfoLit Learning Community, Amanda DiFeterici, Senior Manager, Product Strategy at Credo, will describe in detail how Credo Insights can be used to get the most out of your subscription to Credo’s Information Literacy Modules.

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Amanda

Amanda DiFeterici
Senior Manager, Product Strategy
Credo

Information Literacy in a New Media Landscape

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Join Vanessa Otero, creator of the highly regarded original Media Bias Chart, as she shares ideas for how to cope with a rapidly changing media landscape and navigate new conversations in media and information literacy. She’ll discuss the painstaking methodology behind her media bias chart, and how she’s refined her process through iterations. She’ll also delve into how we can empower ourselves and others to learn more about where our information comes from, and how to discern what sources we can - and can’t - trust. This riveting session will provide ample insight into the complex issues surrounding bias detection and how we can become better consumers of information in our digital world.

Presented by:

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Patent Attorney
Creator of the Media Bias Chart

 

Active Learning and the ACRL Framework in Library Instruction: Engaging Faculty and Students in Critical Thinking Work

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In this session with Ellen Carey, Librarian and Assistant Professor at Santa Barbara City College, you’ll learn all about how to apply the ACRL Framework to engaging faculty and students in understanding information literacy and critical thinking in a lasting way. Using active learning as the cornerstone of her approach, Ellen has bridged the gap between library and classroom and created a robust dialogue between students, librarians, and faculty. Ellen will share key concepts and techniques for teaching information literacy and applying the Framework to your work with faculty. Learn new approaches to promoting information literacy with your faculty in this insightful session.
 
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Ellen Carey

Librarian and Instructor
Santa Barbara City College, CA

 

Co-equal Collaboration: Implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education with Classroom Faculty

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What do you know about implementing the Association of College and Research Library’s 2015 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education? Are you working with classroom faculty so that students are engaging in information literacy experiences that are measurable? Do you have a plan for the Framework on your campus? Are you expected to incorporate the Framework into your one-shot library instructions? How can you know if you are reaching your information literacy benchmarks? How can an information resource and planning company like Credo, help expedite the Framework on your campus? If you or your colleagues are looking for answers to these or similar questions, then this webinar is for you.

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Dave Harmeyer
Associate Dean and Professor, University Libraries
Azusa Pacific University, CA

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Janice J. Baskin
Academic Editor, Retired Professor of English and Communications
Azusa Pacific University, CA

Beyond the Library: Using the Credo Modules With or Without the Library

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In this new era of post-truth, when Information Literacy skills are crucial for a student’s academic success, Karen Carreras-Hubbard of Berkshire Community College has developed a multi-pronged strategy for making the most of her library’s Credo InfoLit Modules subscription. In doing so, she’s found it easier to collaborate with faculty and professional staff, get students the information and skills they need, and maintain relevancy and value within her institution as it prepares for an upcoming accreditation review. By combining the modules with other tools like Moodle (or any LMS), LibGuides, and the library website, she’s able to reach more students with meaningful instruction.  She has been able to identify information literacy needs in the classroom to busy faculty, and with the help of the Academic Technology Department, she has shown them how they can incorporate the Credo InfoLit Modules into their curriculum, independent of the Library.  For tutors and faculty not using an LMS, she’s demonstratedthe usefulness of InfoLit Modules for instruction and point-of-need help, making the Credo videos and tutorials available on LibGuides.  Join her as she shares the different ways the librarians, faculty and professional staff are using the modules within the Library and independently.

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Karen Carreras-Hubbard

Coordinator of Library Services

Berkshire Community College, MA