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LaGuardia named winner of RUSA’s highest honor for achievements in reference services

BOSTON -- March 4, 2016
 
Cheryl LaGuardia, research librarian at the Widener Library of Harvard University, has been awarded the 2016 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) highest honor for her distinguished and multifaceted contributions to reference librarianship.  

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Information Literacy Courseware Addresses Key Needs at University of New Mexico

An article in the Los Alamos Daily Post describes UNM-LA’s commitment to information literacy instruction and how library director Dennis Davies-Wilson is using Credo's Information Literacy Courseware to improve learning outcomes.

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Do colleges and universities really teach higher-order thinking?

If higher education is supposed to teach higher-order thinking, then why is the business industry frustrated?

In today's fast-paced economy, employers need new hires who can fail fast, solve problems quickly, and learn continuously. At the core of these abilities are critical thinking and information literacy skills.

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Library Journal Q&A with Mike Sweet

Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. The company is a champion of information literacy, having, for example, released various iterations of Literati, a customized resource that helps libraries to make the most of staff information-literacy expertise while freeing up their time by offering premade tutorials and assessments. Part of Literati is Credo's Information Literacy Course Modules, released last year. Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo, recently talked to LJ about Credo and libraries.

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CHOICE Reviews: Literati Academic

Building on previous iterations, Xfreferplus (CH, Apr'06, 43-4367) and Credo Reference (CH, Feb'09, 46-2980), Literati Academic, a customizable discovery service and research platform, offers searching and the full text of some 3.4 million individual entries from a wide range of subject-based reference works, along with images, videos, and audio files (more specialized subject and publisher collections are also available).

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