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Monday, February 17, 2014

ALA Past-President Molly Raphael Joins Credo Advisory Board

Brings extensive experience that supports Credo's mission
Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, recently announced that Molly Raphael, past-president of the American Library Association, has joined the company's corporate advisory board.
Credo's advisory board is comprised of significant Library and education industry experts who are tapped by Credo throughout the year for consulting on a variety of issues central to fulfilling the company's goal to be the world's leading provider of information skills-building solutions.
"Credo sees itself as not only working for libraries, but working with libraries to innovate the industry," said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. "This is evident in our work with publishers to provide authoritative reference content on our user-friendly Literati platforms as well as in our work with technology companies to provide cutting-edge services. Most importantly, it's evident at the very conception of our products as we work with experts and librarians like Ms. Raphael to develop solutions that meet the needs of learners of all types."
Molly Raphael is a much-decorated public librarian. Her work has focused on collections, programming and increasing diversity in library employment, for which she awarded the Arthur Flemming Civil Rights award in 2009. In 2006 she was recognized by Simmons College, which awarded her their 2006 Alumni Achievement Award.
More information on Molly Raphael, as well as Credo's other advisors, can be found at http://corp.credoreference.com/about-credo/advisory-board.html

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Credo Launches Information Literacy Course Module

Fills a Rapidly Growing, Unmet Need in Higher Education
January 21, 2014, Boston, Oxford - Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, announces the launch of its Information Literacy Course Module, expanding the company’s Literati suite of solutions. The course module is Credo’s answer to the growing need for libraries and academic institutions to conduct standards-driven information literacy instruction.
“We are very excited about the [Information Literacy Course Module]. The modules are very comprehensive and cover most, if not all, of the topics important to us for in-person and online instruction,” said Christal Ferrance, Instructional Design Librarian at George Mason University in Virginia.
“All of us at Credo are driven by our passion for supporting libraries in their efforts to teach the information skills that are essential for academic, personal and professional success,” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. “With the Information Literacy Course Module, library staff can focus on high-value activities of instruction, working with students and collaborating with faculty.”
The Course Module offers dozens of instruction and assessment components, all of which are are aligned to ACRL standards, and includes learning objectives and activities in course  and discussion notes. Instructional videos, tutorials or modules designed to build IL skills are included in each section of the course, along with interactive activities and assessments to reinforce learning and provide feedback to the student and instructor.  Institutions can use the Information Literacy Course Module to supplement existing instruction or as a full for-credit course.