We currently find ourselves in an era of unprecedented access to Information, however successfully navigating this ocean of data requires a strong foundation of information literacy skills. Unfortunately, the information skills of the average individual are often lacking. For example, 56% of high school graduates don’t know how to do research. At the same time, 61% of college students use Wikipedia for research even though just 24% of them believe that it is a trustworthy source. This extends beyond the classroom—77% of employees feel that finding and using information is an essential part of their everyday work. Most surprising of all: nearly a third of all U.S. citizens do not know how to use the Internet!
Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves libraries worldwide. We build platforms and instructional materials that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.