Wednesday, February 08, 2006

UDLib/SEARCH: Enhancing Information Literacy in Delaware Public Schools through use of Technology

UDLib/SEARCH: Enhancing Information Literacy in Delaware Public Schools through use of Technology. This interesting article is by Dianna McKellar. It was published in the Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, v.6 no.3 (Winter 2005).

From the site:

Technology is being introduced to students at an earlier age each year. In today’s society students need to acquire a comfort level with technology and strong information literacy skills, preferably at an early age. It is for this reason that schools are being encouraged to create programs that both pique students’ interest in and develop their knowledge of technology.

UDLib/SEARCH is an example of a statewide program that enhances information literacy through use of technology and could be used as a model for similar programs. UDLib/SEARCH provides 16 periodical and encyclopedia databases as well as training on the use of these databases to educators in all public schools in the state of Delaware.

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