Literati enables learners to hone their information skills on their own time through a combination of content, technologies and services, available wherever and whenever they are needed. We offer four versions of Literati:
Literati School helps teach secondary school students the reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and media technology skills that are emphasized by the Common Core State Standards.1 Award-winning content available through Literati School is geared towards various reading levels and gives students an opportunity to develop reading comprehension through reading texts on a range of subjects.
Literati Academic helps college students build on the skills that they learned during their elementary and secondary schooling to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information," the set of abilities defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries as the "basis for lifelong learning."2 Videos, tutorials and other instructional materials embedded throughout Literati Academic are customized to extend your one-shot library instruction while introducing students to how these skills transfer to the workforce and beyond.
Literati Student Athlete continues the work of Literati Academic to help student athletes find, evaluate and use information but addresses challenges that are specific to the student athlete experience. Travel is a key requirement for being a star athlete. Tutorials and videos embedded throughout the Literati Student Athlete platform keep student-athletes on track with what their fellow students learn in on-campus instruction sessions. At the same time, they focus on teaching these students how to access electronic resources so they can meet deadlines and stay in the game.
Literati Public is a life raft for patrons who are navigating the information deluge of our Digital Age. As U.S. President Barack Obama stated in a 2009 proclamation, "The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational or technical."3 Videos and tutorials embedded throughout Literati Public teach your patrons how to evaluate information and use it effectively. Marketing campaigns created as a part of the Literati Public services component draw your patrons into the wealth of information available through your library, guiding them to your virtual shelves in Literati or other subscription resources, your physical shelves in your collections or to librarian-approved open web resources.
Along with focusing on specific critical thinking and information skills that are critical for success, Literati allows you to tailor the solution to meet your institution’s strategic goals. You don't have to take our word for it, though. Learn more about Literati straight from our customers: Click here to read testimonials.
1National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common core state standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
2Association of College and Research Libraries. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
3Obama, B. (2009, October 1). National information literacy awareness month. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Information-Literacy-Awareness-Month