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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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.
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).
In many ways, 2013 was less about changing the game and more about playing it well....Big "multi-media" stories of 2013 included Credo releasing its very first all-video collection.
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Change. It’s something that Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo, is getting used to these days. In fact, he now considers it the new normal. In the first quarter of 2013, Credo has already seen plenty of change...
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