New Name, Same Great Product
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.
Credo's Help Site
For technical and other help with using your Credo subscription, see our help site, which has sections on:
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
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.
Getting Started with Instruct
To help get the word out to faculty about your Instruct subscription and what it can do for them, try Credo's Getting Started with Instruct flyer. It explains to faculty what Instruct is, how it can help in their classes, and how they can use it to assess student progress.
Instruct Multimedia Aligned with Research Assignment
To show faculty how Instruct can help students create a semester long assignment, give them this flyer, which shows how to use Instruct videos and tutorials to create a well-researched annotated bibliography.
Example Curriculum Mapping of Instruct Multimedia
We are often asked how Credo's multimedia match up with educational outcomes. This flyer matches the outcomes commonly aimed for in gen ed curricula with the various learning objects that make up Credo Instruct.
Expand Your Instructional Reach
This handy tool offers LibGuide examples, case studies, helpful links, and more to help you take your library instruction to the next level with Instruct.
Credo's 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.
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Resources for K-12 Librarians
Access webinars, blog posts, articles, resources, Credo's product updates, and more from post-secondary institutions on the Information Literacy in the Field page.
Learn more about Credo’s partnerships that link post-secondary institutions such as Arkansas State University with their local high schools. These partnerships increase students’ college readiness through early introduction to key IL concepts and by building familiarity with college-style scholarly resources.