Your Resource for Information Literacy
Our Professional Development Series has been going strong since this summer! Just in case you are unfamiliar with our PD series, EasyBib features FREE bi-weekly webinars co-hosted by librarians, leading ed-tech influencers and educators, that cover a wide range of topics in the education space.
We want to know what topics would you like to learn more about and what days work best for you. Share your thoughts in the comment box below and take our survey to let us know which day of the week works best for you.
Past webinars include topics such as Internet Safety, Digital Tools to Use in the Library and Classroom, Website Evaluation, Wikipedia as an Authentic Learning Space and more! For video recordings of our past webinars, check out our Professional Development Series Archive.Read More
For those of you who weren’t able to attend our webinar presentation on Thursday, October 10th at 4 pm, we at EasyBib surveyed our student users to see what they had to say about Wikipedia, the library, plagiarism, and the technology they need to efficiently do their research.
3,000 students responded to the following questions:
We also asked some of librarian friends to answer the same questions. We had about 300 respondents.Read More
If I could use one word to describe a library, it would be “information.” We asked some of our followers on Facebook and Twitter what words they use to describe the role of a library. The responses we received were diverse and included words like “knowledge,” “enlightenment” and “discovery.” No matter what our users said, the main idea was that libraries are important to education and the creation of new knowledge. But how can you, as a librarian, make sure that your library (or center for knowledge, enlightenment, and discovery) is consistently used by your patrons? The answer: branding.
Today we’re highlighting our Library Branding Series for National Information Literacy Month. This series can help you brand your library and help make students and colleagues aware of resources available to them.
When you sign up for the Library Branding Series, you’ll receive:
We love hearing about how others keep their library relevant in the community. What tips would you recommend? Tweet at us using @EasyBib and #EBLibraryBranding and we’ll feature your answer with our followers!
One mission of Imagine Easy Solutions is to build products that will make a difference in the lives of librarians, educators and students. ResearchReady, our online instruction and assessment platform that teaches information literacy skills, has received positive reviews from educators across the K-20 space.
As a librarian who has worked in academia, I’ve witnessed the struggles students face first-hand when conducting college-level research for the first time — it’s apparent that the necessary research skills for higher ed are different and more advanced than those required in high school.
Caity and I understand that ResearchReady needs to address information literacy at all levels of learning. After conferring with academic librarians across the country — including Bill Badke, information literacy expert and author of the popular Research Strategies textbook — we are excited to share our newest curriculum for higher education, ResearchReady Level 3.
With lessons on evaluating research methodologies, contributing to the academic community, identifying bias, presenting your findings and more, ResearchReady’s academic curriculum covers the advanced information literacy skills required for college-level research.
We’ve ensured that ResearchReady’s Level 3 curriculum is aligned with the current ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. (We will realign as necessary when the standards’ revision is finalized by the ACRL task force next year.)
Learn more about ResearchReady’s academic curriculum, or review the outline below.Read More
Well this is a first! The first all-digital, bookless library, BiblioTech opened yesterday in San Antonio, Texas! The digital library is home to 48 iMac computer stations, 10 Macbook laptops and 40 iPads for use within the library, as well as 600 e-readers, 200 pre-loaded enhanced e-readers for children, 48 computer stations, 10 laptops and 40 tablets.Read More