Take a quick look at the overview video for Information Literacy – Core:
Broaden your library’s instructional reach with standards-aligned multimedia content that can be used in courses, one-shot sessions, and at the point of need. Information Literacy – Core (also known as InfoLit – Core) uses innovative technology and proven pedagogy to build essential information literacy and critical-thinking skills that will help students thrive in their academic careers and beyond. Furthermore, the Credo Insights analytics tool allows you to measure student outcomes and demonstrate the value of foundational skills instruction at your institution.
“[InfoLit – Core] presents 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.”
Council of Chief Librarians Electronic Access & Resources Committee Review
Dordt University: Saw a 24% improvement in students’ research skills after incorporating InfoLit – Core into their instruction strategy.
Bethune Cookman University: Used InfoLit – Core to collaborate with faculty and scale up library instruction without overburdening the library’s limited space and staffing.
Texas A&M University–San Antonio: Uses InfoLit – Core to help students overcome library anxiety while learning the importance of incorporating library resources in their research.
Winning High Usage of Credo Information Literacy – Core Even During Your Trial: When instruction librarian Brandy Burbante needed a resource to help students learn information literacy skills, she turned to Information Literacy – Core 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.
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.
Information Literacy – Core 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 Information Literacy – Core became their first step toward that goal.
IL Strategy Handbook: A step-by-step approach to creating or improving an IL program, with current research, examples, and activities.
InfoLit Learning Community: Access articles, webinars, and tools to support instruction around information literacy, media literacy, critical thinking, and research skills.
Refining Search Results: We often hear from librarians that students find it difficult to choose which sources are best for their research. This video describes what to look for when sifting among the various sources found online and in the library.
News Evaluation Strategies: Students are understandably skeptical when it comes to using news sources. How can they figure out which sources include misinformation? In the following video, Credo describes how to spot manipulation and unreliable information, which is important at any time but especially as students encounter news about the coronavirus.