Credo Acquires OnlineTutorSolutions.com Acquisition to Help Students Become More Prepared for Success in Academic, Professional and Personal Life

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced it has acquired OnlineTutorSolutions.com, which will significantly enhance its Literati solutions with technologies that connect students to on-staff, state-certified tutors at their point of need.  The acquisition furthers Credo's mission to work with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to create a society in which everyone has the ability to learn and an opportunity to succeed.

"We are ecstatic to welcome OnlineTutorSolutions.com to the Credo team as their technologies, services and people are complementary to our company culture as well as to our Literati solutions," said Mike Sweet, Credo's CEO. "Education trends like the 'flipped classroom' show that the boundaries between the classroom and the library are blurring, making unconventional educational support absolutely critical. By acquiring OnlineTutorSolutions.com, Credo is able to offer an affordable way for librarians and educators to give all students the support they need to be successful, removing the barriers that hinder those who are unable to find or afford state-qualified tutors."

Literati is Credo's flagship solution that combines authoritative scholarly content, innovative technologies and customizable services to help libraries and educational institutions make the most of limited resources. The company has developed solutions to meet the unique needs of secondary school students, college students, student athletes and public library patrons. Credo is experiencing unprecedented uptake of Literati in terms of new customers, partnerships and recognition by prestigious award programs, including a 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Literati Public.

"OnlineTutorSolutions.com's vision from the start was to help students of all types and incomes to become more successful, and by joining Credo we are much closer to achieving this goal," said Cherith Matlosz, President of OnlineTutorSolutions.com.  "It is very rewarding to know that our technologies and services, which have a track record of helping our students achieve academic success, will now be available to a greater number of students through Credo's award-winning Literati solution."

About OnlineTutorSolutions.com

OnlineTutorSolutions.com offers its students an affordable, convenient and effective alternative to traditional learning centers. We provide a one-to-one, interactive learning environment based in state-of-the-art technologies. Tutoring takes place over the Internet, in the convenience of the student's home or at their local library. All tutors are state-certified teachers, specially trained to help students achieve academic success.

About Credo 

A 2013 SIIA CODiE Award winner, Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.

To help people achieve their academic, professional and personal goals, Credo partners with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to deliver solutions for developing information skills.  Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK.  For additional information about Credo and its Literati solutions please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.

Credo Media Contacts:
Mary Kay Jezzini, 212.352.1404
Lynn Brainard, 714.771.4397
publicity@credoreference.com

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