Open Resource E-book
The Credo FYE Guide: Practices for Enhancing Instruction
Tips, activities, and best practices to increase your impact on new students from the library to the classroom.
Webinar recording: Evolving Strategic Partnerships for Teaching and Learning in the Academic Ecosystem
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor at The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and Raymond Pun, Instruction/Research Librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education, will share best practices, ideas, and approaches to proactively support learning initiatives through innovative programming.
Webinar recording: Bursting the Echo Chamber: Resources to Fight Polarization and Empower Critical Thinking Skills Webinar
Join ProCon.org CEO Kamy Akhavan as he shares the rigorous editorial process his organization undertakes to accurately represent multiple facets of complex issues for their 25 million annual users. Attendees will learn strategies for drawing students out of their echo chambers, and explore trusted open web resources to help researchers locate reliable information on trending topics
Webinar recording: How We Teach Is What We Teach: Integrating Effective FYE Instruction
Join Kent State University Library Director Mary Hricko and Fresno State Doctoral Student Ray Pun as they discuss strategies for improving the efficacy of information literacy instruction by using resources like Credo, and how to bring faculty into the loop so they too can positively impact student outcomes
Choice Podcasts: A First Year Experience Toolbox
We sponsored a series of recent Choice podcasts on the FYE featuring some of our favorite librarians. From better understanding the misconceptions first year students carry with them as they arrive on campus, to facilitating collaboration without reinventing the wheel year after year, these panels of librarians bring a wealth of experience and a full slate of fun activities to inspire your library’s FYE initiative.
FYE Insights and News
Raymond Pun, Fresno State Doctoral Student, brings his unique perspective as the Credo Blog’s FYE Correspondent. Every month, he and guest librarians report on current trends and practices in the FYE.
|Orientation||Starting Off on the Right Foot: Proven Cases of Successful Orientation Programs|
|Collaboration||Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Bringing Campuses Together Around Information Literacy|
|Assessment||Improving Library, Faculty, and Student Performance through Assessment|
|Student Engagement||Once Upon a Library: How a Story-time Collaboration Helped Build FYE Engagement|
Introducing our expanded Credo product family!
Credo’s Learning Tools product suite offers librarians a range of options for launching or expanding upon instructional programming of foundational skills like information literacy, critical thinking, and communication. Explore more details below under Product Updates, or see our recent press release and this message from Credo's General Manager.
Open Resource IL Strategy E-handbook
From Planning to Assessment: A Guide to Creating a Successful IL Program
A step-by-step approach to creating or improving an IL program, with current research, examples, and activities.
Webinar recording: Instruction Tools for the Busy Librarian
In this Charleston Conference webinar, Emily Metcalf, Instruction Services Librarian at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, and Amanda DiFeterici, Senior Product Manager at Credo, share time-saving strategies for improving library instruction, and resources like Credo’s Learning Tools that will help you accomplish your goals.
Webinar recording: Librarians, Faculty, and Credo: The Affordable Learning Trifecta
Professor Jody Ondich and faculty librarian Bridget Reistad of Lake Superior College discuss how they teamed up to use Credo, and existing library resources, as an “Affordable Learning” solution for their students.
How Credo Online Reference Service supports instruction:
Visit toolbox.credoreference.com for more tips, tricks, and advice for getting the most out of your subscription.
Credo InfoLit Learning Community
An open forum for librarians to communicate with other Learning Tools and Credo Online Reference Service customers, ask questions, and learn from each other’s best practices. The community features:
|Winner: 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Learn why we're considered the go-to instruction resource for libraries of all sizes and types globally.
Council of Chief Librarians Electronic Access & Resources Committee Review
Comparison Review of Information Literacy Tutorial Products
4 stars or higher in four out of the five categories - "Credo Information Literacy Modules present a series of tutorials that more closely match how librarians teach and address [traditional information literacy topics] in a way that supports the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education."
Library School Students Master Original Research (subscribers only)
By Henrietta Verma, Library Journal
Credo’s own Customer Success Manager published an article in Library Journal (subscribers only) about the contributions of LIS students in the field as their examinations of learning behaviors and library praxis have increasingly become part of the learning experience.
First Year Experience Conference at CWRU Focuses on Service, Student Retention
By Denice Rovira Hazlett, Library Journal
Credo partners with Case Western Reserve University to support FYE innovation through FYE Innovation Awards.
By Kate Hess, Kirkwood Community College
“Credo is not simply a place to start your research, but a launch pad for continued research in collections of reliable resources.”
Students Partner With Library to Address Textbook Affordability
By: Amber Donnelly, W&M Libraries
"...Decrease textbook costs by taking advantage of the library’s e-book collections, especially those with unlimited user access databases [like Credo]"
Credo Online Reference Service
Research Quick Tips
We’ve added concise, informative videos to the platform to assist learners during the research process. The brief clips are designed to provide information literacy instruction to users while they are searching for and evaluating background information. Topics covered include How to Find Relevant Sources, How to Avoid Bias in Your Searches, Using Pre-Research to Understand Your Topic, and more! This is a standard feature, included with all subscriptions at no additional cost.
Credo's Real-time Reference content category provides context and background on issues of current social importance. All Core Collections include 200+ entries from ProCon.org, Bloomberg QuickTakes and The Conversation covering and debating “in the news” topics, like gun control, the gender wage gap, medical marijuana and more. Entries are updated regularly and new content is sourced continuously to offer reliable, non-biased research from around the world.
Embeddable Mind Map - Just like Credo entries and Topic Pages, the Mind Map brainstorming tool is now embeddable in your course pages, LibGuides, and websites! This quick video shows how using this live, interactive tool on your site opens up new research possibilities for your users.
Credo offers additional add-on content including one-time purchase titles, core collections, and essentials collections to meet all of your research content needs.
Benefits to subscribing to Credo's add-on content:
Fall and winter updates will feature new and refreshed instructional content, as well as our new Link Constructor, which will make it easier for you to add your proxy when needed.
Content updates are included in the subscription price at no extra cost. Check here to see recent and forthcoming releases and updates.
Introducing Learning Tools
We’ve created the Learning Tools product family to offer you new and updated resources for teaching foundational skills like information literacy, critical thinking, and communication. Our InfoLit Modules will now be known as InstructTM to reflect the growing range of possibilities opened up by the revamped platform. The addition of ViewTM, an instructional video collection, will help kick-start new initiatives or enhance existing lessons.
Instruct (formerly known as the InfoLit Modules)
Multimedia and assessment tool for deepening teaching of foundational skills.
Instructional video collection supporting student learning of information literacy, communication, quantitative literacy, and other critical thinking skills.