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Information Literacy in the Trenches

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Megan Lowe, editor of Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, just published its fourth issue highlighting information literacy philosophy, perspectives,

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and practices.  Included in this issue is a literature review of IL sources published in 2011, compiled by Ms. Lowe, an academic librarian and associate professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

I encourage all educators and/or workforce development trainers interested with improving the information and digital literacy skills of their constituencies to become more familiar with this available online resource and others like it.

Too often, the expertise of library professionals is not fully integrated into k-20 educational and workforce development reform policy discussions and/or resolutions.  Their role in teaching and learning, particularly in this Digital Age, is more critical now than at any time in educational and workforce development history.

So those of you not in the profession, please share this resource with your colleagues and constituents.  They offer some invaluable teaching and learning pearls that we can no longer afford  to ignore if our hearts are truly wedded to educational reform and equality of educational opportunity for all.