BOSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati School was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Education Reference Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year's program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.
"We developed Literati School to help educators teach the information literacy skills that students need to succeed as 21st Century learners," said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. "It is an honor to be a finalist for such a prestigious award, and we share this recognition with the librarians, educators, publishers and partners who have given their input and support to the development of Literati School."
Literati School enables K-12 students to hone their research skills through a combination of scholarly content, innovative technologies and comprehensive and customizable services. Literati School's services supplement instruction, integrate teacher, student and parent outreach and align with the library's strategic goals while helping students to learn critical information skills.
"This year's finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products," said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. "I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit."
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp
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 Literati School please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.