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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

TO:

Cultural Education Committee

FROM:

Jeffrey W. Cannell

SUBJECT:

Regents Advisory Council Recommendation on Digital/Information Literacy Standards

DATE:

December 30, 2009

STRATEGIC GOAL:

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SUMMARY

 

Issue for Discussion

Twenty states now have separate state education learning standards for “information literacy.”  The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries received a report on the recent State Education Department and New York Library Association Summit on School Libraries which concluded with twelve recommendations on the future of school libraries, including support for separate information literacy standards.  The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries endorses the development and implementation of Information Literacy Standards as a separate component of New York State learning standards.

 

Reason(s) for Consideration

 

Review the recommendations of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries.

Proposed Handling

Representatives of the Regents Advisory Council will present the recommendations to the Cultural Education Committee.

Recommendation

Acceptance and approval.

 

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