Your Resource for Information Literacy
I am one of more than 8 million people who call New York City home. With so many people, it is nearly impossible not to meet someone new everyday, and the conversations usually leads to what I do for work. When I mention that I work for EasyBib, they always go, “Wow! I love EasyBib.” With over 40 million users, I’m no longer surprised by just how many...Read More
Lots of exciting things to discuss today! Have you checked out our citation or research guides yet? We’ve also put together some resources for educators. These guides have always been available for free (and are licensed under Creative Commons), but we’ve recently made an exciting upgrade. They’re now hosted on SkyDrive. Cloud computing has been the...Read More
It seems like we have exciting new updates to report on ResearchReady every week! Our cloud-based information literacy instruction platform is constantly evolving, and we wanted to fill you in with some recent updates. This week, we’ve added the functionality to grade free-text questions. ResearchReady automatically assesses multiple choice and “check all that...Read More
Last week my colleague Emily Gover co-hosted a webinar with Creative Commons’ Director of Global Learning, Dr. Cable Green. I had the privilege of listening to Cable make his case for Open Educational Resources (OER) as a business model and, of course, for the benefit of education. If you’d like to receive a recording of this webinar, you can e-mail me...Read More
Our new information literacy instruction and assessment platform, ResearchReady, is still in beta, so we are constantly making improvements based on the feedback we hear from our users.
ResearchReady’s administrator dashboard gives librarians and educators the ability to view student assessment performance both by individual and by group. Each grade-level or school is assigned their own group. But many librarians who are currently trialing or subscribing to ResearchReady wanted a way to divide students into classes to better view and analyze student performance on assessment questions. We listened, and now educators can assign students to different classes to better manage their data. I’ll show you how that works in the video below!
ResearchReady’s platform is also fully customizable. You can hide courses, add your own courses, or embed or link to your library’s resources from our platform. While many librarians are having great success customizing content with our rich-text editor, many of our tech-savvy users asked for access to our HTML editor as well.
Interested in taking a closer look? We’d be happy to set you up with a webinar and/or a free trial so you can see all that ResearchReady’s platform and curriculum have to offer!Read More
Last week, Jeff Hastings reviewed our latest platform, ResearchReady, for School Library Journal . You can read that review here.
As fellow “library and information science geeks”, Emily and I were so thrilled and flattered by his enthusiasm, not only for our platform (designed by our awesome developers and product manager), but for the content that we created as well. We feel pretty strongly about the fact that students should know how to do research and do it well (and ethically, of course!) so this review means that much more to us! And I’m not going to lie – it felt pretty good that he liked our jokes, too.Read More
It was with great pleasure that my first PSLA conference was for its Ruby Anniversary (40 years). I was honored to have been there representing EasyBib, as we were mentioned positively in several workshops. As a company that values the impact librarians make, we’re proud to make an impact on the work of the members of this community. However, nothing we do can measure up to the level of work that librarians are involved in.Read More
The latest installment in our ongoing librarian profile series features librarian Jo Davis, who works at Chatham High School in Chatham, VA. In March, she was named Librarian of the Year in the Roanoke Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians.
Much of Jo’s life has been spent in libraries. Throughout secondary school and college, she worked as a student library assistant (some of her schools didn’t even have a librarian). Initially, she dodged the idea of becoming a librarian; it wasn’t until she was earning her Master’s in Media that she realized the connection between her degree and librarianship, and then it clicked–“Oh, this is what I was supposed to have been doing!”Read More