Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Online Magazine for Information Literacy Skills Instructors

New Online Magazine for Information Literacy Skills Instructors

NOTE: Please contact Ruth Small Drruth@syr.edu about publishing opportunities.


We are pleased to announce the premier issue of "Educators' Spotlight Digest," the first multimedia, online magazine dedicated to providing information and ideas to teachers of information literacy skills.

The contents of the inaugural issue include:
- 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 media specialists;
- 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 teacher; and
- archived issues of the publication in its previous format.

We hope you will read Educators' Spotlight Digest at http://www.sosspotlight.org/ and share the news of this valuable resource with your students and colleagues. We also hope that you'll contribute to the content of future issues (e.g., as guest writer contributors, offering motivational strategies, providing news stories related to national information literacy projects, etc.) and provide us with feedback about the quality and content of this extraordinary new resource.

"Educators' Spotlight Digest" is published three times per year and 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 and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Ruth V. Small, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, Center for Digital Literacy
Syracuse University
340 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244
315/443-4511; 315/443-6886 (fax)