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New Name, Same Great Product

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve created a Learning Tools product family to offer librarians new and updated resources for teaching foundational skills like information literacy, critical thinking, and communication.

As part of this process, the InfoLit Modules will now be known as InstructTM to best reflect these new and forthcoming instruction possibilities. The product and service you’ve come to love won’t change, and no action is required on your part. See our recent press release or this message from our General Manager for more information about the change.

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Credo's Help Site

For technical and other help with using your Credo subscription, see our help site, which has sections on:

  • FAQs
  • Product information
  • Implementation
  • Admin functions
  • Supplementary material to support instruction and promote the Learning Tools  
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Contact Support
If you need additional assistance, please email
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For K-12 Librarians

If you're a librarian who serves younger patrons, please see our IL for Secondary Ed page, where you will find news and free resources to help with information literacy lessons for your young patrons.

Blog Posts

Resources to Accelerate Your Library Marketing
Planning and running an information literacy program is challenging enough—the extra steps involved in marketing your work can sometimes fall by the wayside. We’ve lately put together some materials that help make marketing easier and that can even get faculty doing marketing on your behalf. Read More

Vanessa Otero on Media Bias
You may remember Vanessa Otero, creator of the Media Bias Chart and owner of Ad Fontes Media, from the insightful and timely live webinar she did with us earlier this year. We caught up with Vanessa this week to discuss what bias is, whether it’s always bad, and how to make students care about finding reliable information. Read More

"Beyond Fake News" Presentation Recap
On June 29, 2018, Nancy Speisser, Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Libraries, South University and Etta Verma of Credo presented together at the Virginia Library Association conference in Williamsburg, VA. The presentation, “Beyond Fake News,” concentrated on how to teach students about what journalists do—what happens when they get it right, and, conversely, the consequences when they get it wrong. Read More


Case Studies

Winning High Usage of Credo Instruct Even During Your Trial

When instruction librarian Brandy Burbante needed a resource to help students learn information literacy (IL) skills, she turned to Instruct and its robust collection of ACRL-aligned videos, tutorials, and quizzes. During her trial period, she experimented with the platform to test the full range of options available to enrich classroom workshops, one-shots, and point-of-need instruction. See case study

Getting Faculty Buy-in on Library-based Information Literacy Instruction
Cultivating strong information literacy skills within students takes a well-built partnership between the library and faculty members. However, convincing instructors of the value the library can bring to their classrooms can be a challenge. This case study describes how Case Western Reserve University turned to Credo to help tackle information literacy on campus and bolster dialogue with faculty members. 

Instruct™ Has Students Talking at Cairn University
When Cairn University’s librarians began preparations for Middle States Accreditation they realized that many of their information literacy tutorials had fallen out of date. Building new materials from scratch was a daunting proposal, while creating and editing instructional videos required time and resources they did not have. They decided they would need a standards-based solution that was engaging for students, and could be implemented across campus to achieve their ultimate vision of a research skills course for credit. Read about how Instruct (formerly InfoLit Modules) became their first step toward that goal. 


Credo Flyers and More

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.

Information Literacy Guidance from Credo's Librarians

First Year Experience (FYE) Guide

Does your job involve working with first-year students? These patrons arrive with varying levels of library experience and of information literacy, so assisting them can be a challenge. In Credo’s First Year Experience (FYE) Guide, Ray Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University at Fresno, offers guidance and case studies related to the crucial first year.

The IL Strategy Handbook: From Planning to Assessment, a Guide to Creating a Successful IL Program
Information literacy (IL) instruction improves student persistence, GPA levels, and graduation rates. Designing a successful IL program can be daunting, however our new IL Strategy Handbook will break down each step in the process with current research, examples, and activities. The full handbook will come out later this year, but you can begin making an immediate impact at your institution by downloading new section releases throughout the fall.


Catching Up With Credo

Credo's monthly newsletter offers reference and information literacy news and resources for your library, as well as Credo product updates, interviews with leaders in the field, and more. Find past issues below.

November 2018 October 2018 September 2018
August 2018 July 2018 June 2018
May 2018 April 2018 March 2018
February 2018 January 2018  

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