The Project Team
Dr. Marilyn Arnone serves as Project Director. She is Research Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, and is Director of Educational Media for the Center for Digital Literacy. More on Marilyn
Dr. Ruth Small is Co-Project Director. She is Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Director and LIS Program-School Media Specialization, and Director of the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University. More on Ruth
Mrs. Abby Kasowitz-Scheer is Senior Project Consultant. She is currently a librarian in the Learning Commons at Syracuse University Library. She joined the SUL as Head of Instructional Programs in 2000. She has written many articles for the Educators' Spotlight Digest. More on Abby
Mr. Thomas Hardy is Technical Director for the S.O.S. for Information Literacy Project. He and his organization, Data Momentum, works with the project director and team on all aspects of design, development, and implementation. More on Tom's organization
Several graduate students have worked on the S.O.S. for Information Literacy project in a variety of areas from training, beta-testing, closed captioning, evaluation and front-end assessment to name just a few of the many tasks. All have moved on to careers in school media, public libraries, or information fields. They include Kori Gerbig, Susan LeBlanc, Rabecca Pierce, Anand (AJ) Jain, Rajiv Alexander, Maduri Asokan, Kannan AMD, and Donna Boyce-Martollo. Aubrey Munson also contributed to many of the training elements on this site. Susan Padjen is the current graduate student working on the project.
The Advisory Board
A number of individuals have provided their advice and/or services when called upon by the S.O.S. project team. Their support during each phase of development has proven invaluable and we are deeply appreciative. Persons who have served on the Advisory Board include:
Educational technology consultant, international presenter and author Publisher and editor of Information Searcher, a newsletter for integrating technology into the curriculum Adjunct faculty, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
School Library Media Acquisitions Coordinator, Libraries Unlimited, Inc. Publishers Former President, American Association of School Librarians
Doctoral Student, Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation, School of Education, Syracuse University
Professor, San Diego State University Creator of the WebQuest
Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor, Reading & Language Arts, School of Education, Syracuse University
Information Literacy Consultant & Lecturer
R. David ("Virtual Dave") Lankes
Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University & Director, Information Institute of Syracuse [Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM), Virtual Reference Desk (VRD), AskERIC].
Senior Partner, Building Learning Communities Presenter, author Recipient of the first annual Christa McAuliffe Educator Award
Administrator for Technology for the Nauset Public Schools on Cape Cod, MA. Creator of Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, one of the most highly regarded and highest award-winning site for educators on the Internet.
1st grade Teacher, Milford Catholic Elementary School, Milford,Massachusetts
Director, LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction, Eastern Michigan University
Associate Professor, Library Media Program, Dept. of Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MSLIS-School Media Students, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
Associate Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, Rutgers
Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians/Young Adult Library Services Association (AASL/YALSA)
Associate University Librarian for Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teacher, PS#5, Brooklyn, NY MSLIS-School Media/PLUS student, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
LMS, Buckingham, PA and elementary library coordinator for Central Bucks County
Project Director, S.O.S. for Information Literacy, Research Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Director of Educational Media, Center for Digital Literacy, at Syracuse University.
Co-Project Director, S.O.S. for Information Literacy, Professor, School of Information Studies, Director, School Media Program; Director, S.U.'s Center for Digital Literacy, at Syracuse University.
Co-Project Director, S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Research Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Director of Research and Development, Information Institute of Syracuse, all Syracuse University.
Senior Project Consultant, S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Head of Instructional Programs, Syracuse University Library.