BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help student athletes win in the classroom, Louisiana State University's Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes and Charleston Southern University's Student Athlete Success Program have licensed Literati Student Athlete from Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions. Literati Student Athlete combines highly interactive technologies that simplify the research processes and enhance learning, top quality reference content and customized services that connect busy athletes to tutors, librarians and educational tools. With Literati, athletic officials can help students achieve academic success and be more prepared for life beyond college.
"Literati is a positive step in the right direction towards furthering our student-athletes education through online resources and customized tutorials that speak to the needs of our student-athlete population," commented Mike Mallet, LSU's Director of Student Affairs. "We expect that the Literati platform will not only advance students' learning, but also help them to become productive citizens in society."
"Our athletes' performance in the classroom is a top priority," said Christie Faircloth-Dixon, CSU's Student-Athlete Success Director/Senior Women's Administrator. "With Literati Student Athlete, we are able to give them the information skills that are critical to academic success, but also extend well beyond the classroom, lending to professional and personal victory as well."
"Credo is excited to team with LSU and CSU to meet the specific needs of student athletes who have extremely busy schedules and are frequently on the road," said Carol Helton, Credo's Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing. "We look forward to partnering with athletic officials, educators and librarians to further enrich Literati Student Athlete with technologies and services that improve information skills and deliver positive outcomes."
Literati Student Athlete is one of Credo's many solutions for building information skills, which are essential to problem solving and critical thinking. To serve people's information skills needs throughout their academic, professional and personal lives, the company also offers Literati solutions for schools, academic institutions and public libraries.
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.
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