We always like to hear about vendors taking an active role in helping libraries share info, learn marketing skills, and improving how we communicate our value and impact. Kudos to Credo Reference!
Credo Reference announces the launch of a new online community, Libraries Thriving (http://www.librariesthriving.org), a space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment.
Libraries Thriving facilitates collaboration on the innovative use of e-resources and is free to all members of the educational community: librarians, educators, researchers, publishers and library vendors.
To address challenges in the current climate, Libraries Thriving offers:
· An Editor-led Discussion Forum: Covers diverse topics such as “Marketing your Library,” “Information Literacy for First-Year Students,” “Libguides and Subject Guides” and others
· A Learning Community: An international group of librarians, faculty and IT staff engage on key educational technology issues and share their case studies
· An Online Seminar Series: Educational discussions covering key technical issues limiting progress in libraries
“Credo Reference is proud to sponsor Libraries Thriving,” commented Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. “We are taking steps to support libraries and welcome other library vendors and publishers to join us.”
The next Libraries Thriving online seminar, “Information Literacy and the Oprah Effect,” is scheduled for April 7th and 21st. Discussing the noticeable inflection of fiction popularity and literacy that results from an Oprah recommendation, Pete Ciuffetti, Credo Reference Director of Library Innovation, shares ideas for the start of a similar revolution for authoritative e-resources. Past seminars can be found archived on the Libraries Thriving website.
Direct to Libraries Thriving
You can find links to the archived seminars at the bottom of the page.