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If you would like to contribute to your field AND become part of the 
highly-recognized, national project "S.O.S. for Information Literacy," which brings 
the very best information literacy lesson plans to educators, then keep reading* 
"S.O.S. for Information Literacy" is a project, funded by the Institute of Museum & 
Library Services (IMLS), to create a national K-12 multimedia database of 
information literacy lesson plans and related teaching materials for library media 
specialists and others who teach these important skills. The K-8 version of S.O.S. 
was launched last October at the AASL national conference and AASL continues to be 
a collaborator on this project. We recently received funding to extend S.O.S. to 
the high school and college levels. 

As a HS Pioneer, you will be asked to contribute a minimum of two of your best 
information literacy lesson plans or a unit (integrated with curriculum; 
collaboration encouraged) to the S.O.S. database within the next several months 
(and continue submitting as many as you wish). The lesson plan must be "tried n' 
true," that is, a lesson you have already successfully taught, and must include all 
of the information required by the S.O.S. template. We invite you to visit the K-8 
S.O.S. site to get an idea of what information is included in each lesson plan at The only other request for Pioneers will be to respond 
to a brief survey in the summer of 2007 after participating as a Pioneer for 
approximately one year. 

Some Pioneers will also be invited to participate in other S.O.S. activities, such 
as our Advisory Board, Progressive Feedback Panel, and Reviewer Team. Once we have 
the first 50 lesson plans in the database, we will provide Pioneers with a "sneak 
preview" of the lessons collected. After we have 100 lesson plans, we will open the 
high school database to be searchable by all visitors.
If you currently work in a high school library and would like to be part of the 
S.O.S. Pioneers, please contact Donna Boyce at by April  24, 2006 
and  send her the following information:
Your Name
School Name
School Location (city and state)
Grade Span
# Years Experience as LMS
If you decide to be an S.O.S. HS Pioneer and send the required information to 
Donna, we'll contact you in the next two weeks to tell you next steps. We look 
forward to an exciting future as we work together to create the nation's premier 
information literacy resource!

Marilyn Arnone & Ruth Small, Co-Directors
S.O.S. for Information Literacy
Center for Digital Literacy
Syracuse University 

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