Sunday, November 13, 2005


S.O.S. for Information Literacy

I received some interesting information in the mail from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies about a new web-based resource called S.O.S. for Information Literacy. S.O.S. stands for "Situations, Outcomes, Strategies", and is a "database of standards-based information literacy lesson plans and other teaching materials, emphasizing collaborative planning and delivery with classroom teachers and integrated with the curriculum, that can be used "as is" or adapted to specific needs." S.O.S. is a free resource that is available to K-12 library media specialists and classroom teachers; a higher education version is in the works. School library media specialists in particular will want to check out S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Funding for the project was generously provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries.

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