Having recently returned from the AASL conference in Pittsburgh—and having somehow missed this announcement a couple of months ago—we want to signal the existence of an interesting (almost) new discussion group "for school, academic, and public librarians to exchange ideas on information literacy programs and experiences that demonstrate a collaborative relationship between K-12 and higher education institutions."
Here's the core of the announcement about INFOLIT, from late July, 2005:
AASL and ACRL Launch Discussion List for Information Literacy
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have launched INFOLIT - an electronic discussion list for information literacy.
The INFOLIT discussion list is an initiative of the AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, whose charge is to focus on how to prepare K-20 students to be information literate and to provide a channel of communication to the respective divisions. This interdivisional committee is a channel for sharing ideas on information literacy in K-20 environments and a source of professional development opportunities in this area. The committee focuses its work in the following areas: * To discuss ways to prepare K-20 students to be information literate * To provide a channel of communication for the respective divisions * To facilitate a forum for sharing ideas on K-20 information literacy * To be a source of professional development opportunities on information literacy
The INFOLIT discussion list is open to all school, academic, and public librarians interested in discourse about information literacy topics and K-20 curriculum issues. Amy Deuink, reference/instruction librarian, Ciletti Memorial Library at Pennsylvania State University (Schuykiss Haven), moderates the list.
For more information on INFOLIT, follow this link to the AASL Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/aasledisclist/INFOLIT.htm
To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail message to <mailto: email@example.com> with your first and last name as the subject.
Source: ACRL, a division of the American Library Association, http://www.ala.org/ACRL