Credo Reference has announced the addition of the AllSides Red Blue Dictionary and Facts On File's Issues & Controversies to its research platform’s Real-time Reference category. As part of Credo’s ongoing efforts to provide credible and up-to-date background information about the topics shaping the headlines, this expanded Real-time Reference content will help librarians offer a scholarly alternative to dubious open-web search results.
Kay Ann Cassell, Professor Emerita, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University was selected as the 2019 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor. Sponsored by Credo Reference, the award consists of $5,000 and a citation for making a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship. The awards will be presented to Ms. Cassell at RUSA’s President’s Program, on Saturday, June 22 at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Credo Reference has announced an early adopter program for its new Learning Tools offering, Instruct: Health Science. This marks the latest in a series of product roll-outs and platform updates from Credo that signal the company’s commitment to supporting library instruction efforts at all levels of higher education. Instruct: Health Science will allow librarians to teach and assess crucial foundational skills like information literacy and critical thinking within the context of one of America’s fastest-growing disciplines. As with other Credo Learning Tools, the videos, tutorials, and assessment instruments can be used in the classroom, online, or at the point of need ensuring a role for librarians in developing foundational skills even if in-person instruction is not yet a part of the library’s strategy. Topics covered include Databases and Search Techniques, Interpreting and Evaluating Evidence, Evidence-Based Practice, and more.
Credo Reference announced the addition of Research Quick Tips to Credo Online Reference Service, its popular exploratory research platform as a standard feature moving forward. The concise videos, embedded throughout the platform, offer research guidance for students while they are working in the platform. The new feature marks the latest in a series of innovations by the company to support library instruction around information literacy and critical thinking skill development.
Choice has announced that Credo Online Reference Service has been recognized with an Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award. The popular exploratory research platform added several new features in 2018, including a refreshed user-interface, a new content category providing currently trending topics, an update to its Mind Map visualization feature, and functionality that enables instructors to embed content seamlessly into learning management systems. Never one to rest on its laurels, Credo will continue to simplify the research process and outfit librarians and students alike with innovative new tools in the coming year.