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Syracuse University School of Information Studies
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NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR TEACHERS OF INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
S.O.S for Information Literacy announces the premier issue of Educators'
Spotlight Digest, the first multimedia, online magazine dedicated to
providing information and ideas to teachers of information literacy skills.
Located at http://www.sosspotlight.org/, the contents of the inaugural
* a feature story on how kids are using the Web;
* news about relevant information literacy projects and activities;
* tips on how to address copyright issues;
* successful motivational teaching strategies submitted by library
* valuable resources available through AASL;
* an article by a guest contributor on transforming research on
student motivation into effective teaching strategies;
* amusing and poignant teaching anecdotes by a veteran classroom
* archived issues of the publication in its previous format
Educators' Spotlight Digest is edited by Marilyn Arnone, research associate
professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Ruth
V. Small, professor and director of Syracuse University's Center for
Digital Literacy, is associate editor. Educators' Spotlight Digest,
published three times per year, is a free, online publication of S.O.S. for
Information Literacy, a project of Syracuse University's Center for Digital
Literacy, in collaboration with the American Association of School
Librarians (AASL) and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library
S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource
for educators, currently in development, that promises to make a
significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy
skills to children. At no time in history has the ability to locate,
organize, evaluate, manage and use information been more critical for
today's learners. These skills, collectively referred to as information
literacy, lay the groundwork for success in every phase of a student's life
both in and out of school.
The "SOS" in the title of the project means more than a call to action to
enhance information literacy instruction. It stands for Situation (e.g.,
grade level, curricula area), Outcome (e.g., information skill(s) to be
learned), and Strategies (e.g., teaching ideas or specific techniques and
strategies to achieve a desired outcome). The educator can input the
situation and desired outcomes, and the information system will suggest
possible motivational teaching strategies when a strategy search is used.