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.
Credo Reference has announced that Bryant Moore, first-year experience librarian at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and Xavier University’s McDonald Library have won the second annual FYE Innovation Awards. Recognizing outstanding achievements in first-year experience programming, the awards are sponsored by Credo Reference and Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library.
Credo has created a Learning Tools product family to offer librarians new and updated resources for teaching foundational skills like information literacy (IL), critical thinking, and communication. The highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules will now be known as InstructTM to best reflect the growing range of possibilities opened up by the revamped platform.
Credo and TexShare, a consortium of over 700 libraries in Texas, have announced a new partnership to increase access to high-quality digital research materials for millions of Texans. Credo Online Reference Service will support the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), through the TexShare consortium, in its goals of closing the digital divide, helping Texans better navigate the world of online information, and providing residents of all ages and backgrounds with the tools they need to conduct excellent research.