BOSTON and OXFORD, England, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry's first provider of solutions for information skills, today announced the availability of Literati School and Literati Student Athlete. Following the launch of Literati Academic and Literati Public, which have been implemented in over 600 institutions in less than a year, these two new solutions enable librarians and educators to cost-effectively help learners of all types gain the information skills they need to succeed.
"Information skills are necessary to solve problems and think critically, actions essential to academic, workforce and personal success. However, in many cases fundamental competencies such as knowing how to conduct research, understanding authoritative vs. non-authoritative sources, writing and even using the Internet are unmet," said Mike Sweet, Credo's CEO. "With support from librarians, educators, publishers and technology partners, Credo has evolved from a content provider to a company that is focused on solving the information skills gap – something that information alone cannot address."
Literati enables learners to hone their information skills through a combination of content, tools and services that are available around the clock. The Literati platform – which is customized for each market as well as each individual customer – includes highly interactive reference content from quality publishers that provides a starting point for deeper research and learning and is enhanced through the seamless integration of additional third party resources and technologies. For example, Credo's new Literati School and Literati Student Athlete solutions include online tutoring, homework help and Librarian Connect with real-time text, chat, and email.
Literati's ongoing services, provided by Credo's team of on-staff librarians and educators, include multimedia videos, tutorials, assessments, marketing support and other services that are aligned with the organization's specific strategic goals.
"Credo is truly doing something different with Literati," said Dr. Lana Jackman, President of the National Forum on Information Literacy. "The potential for Credo to establish a key leadership role in education reform and 21st century teaching and learning is enormous."
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.
Mary Kay Jezzini