EasyBib’s Library Classroom: New Infographic & SUNYLA 2012

Emily Gover is an information literacy specialist and in-house librarian for EasyBib. Her professional interests lie in web services and design, usability, information literacy, instructional services and reference work. She continues to work part-time at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, and has previous work experience at Berry College, Reader’s Digest and the University at Albany.

Things have been busy at EasyBib this week; we’ve been prepping for the SUNYLA 2012 conference. As a graduate of two SUNY schools, I was really excited to present at the conference and thank the SUNY librarians for helping so many students. I wouldn’t have made it through college without them!

In other news, we’re excited to share our new infographic with all of you. We’ve come out with other infographics before, but none as pretty as this (in my oh-so humble opinion, of course). After gathering data from studies, news sources and our own surveys, we compiled all the information into one digestible image.

As colorful as it is, and while there are some cute graphics, the data is eye-opening.

  • More than half of students wouldn’t bother citing at all if they didn’t have online research management tools (!)
  • Library budgets are still facing steep cuts
  • Plagiarism is barely on the decline

We’re happy to announce, however–and this is way more exciting than an infographic–we’ll be donating 5% of our institutional sales to the American Library Association, so they can continue assisting libraries and librarians.

If you’ll be at SUNYLA tomorrow at F.I.T. in Manhattan, make sure to swing by the EasyBib booth and say hi!

Emily and Maya with EasyBib’s interns, Nivi and Amanda, at SUNYLA 2012

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