Eleanor Mitchell, Director of Library Services at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Sarah B. Watstein, Dean, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons of Seattle University were selected as the 2018 winners 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 to an individual (or individuals) that has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship.
In an effort to better prepare students for the rigors of college-level research, Credo Source helps students meet their research needs while cultivating the information literacy skills necessary for lifelong success.
As part of an ongoing initiative to help researchers build context for current events, Credo announced a new partnership with Bloomberg Media Distribution to make its popular Bloomberg QuickTake news explainers available on the Credo research platform. Credo launched the Real-time Reference featured search category last year to help users effortlessly identify sources on topics of real-time importance, and the addition of 125 Classic QuickTakes from Bloomberg's robust archive reinforces the company’s commitment to providing users with well-vetted information in the era of fake news and biased media.
Recognizing that effective First Year Experience (FYE) programs can impact everything from retention rates to overall student success, Credo has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to annually honor a librarian and library who are innovating in the field.
Credo will now offer a Critical Thinking Expansion Pack to broaden the instructional reach provided by its highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules. At a time when employers and faculty alike list critical thinking and other foundational skills as the most important outcome of a college education, this additional content will allow librarians to expand their role in contributing to retention, GPA levels, graduation rates, and employability.