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Super Searchers Go To School, by Joyce Valenza, Published by Information Today, Inc.

Posted Aug 24, 2005
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Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians, by Joyce Kasman Valenza. [Quick link:] The new book is the 14th title in the Super Searchers series presenting expert advice for "Digital Age" information users.

Super Searchers Go to School features 12 prominent K-12 educators and educator-librarians tackling the topic of information literacy, describing their techniques for teaching research skills and for imparting to students an appreciation for the value of information in everyday life, according to the announcement. Valenza, a high school librarian who writes a regular column on educational technology for the Philadelphia Inquirer, conducted a series of interviews in creating the book, drawing out field-tested strategies for working with and engaging students.

The interviewed educators and librarians rank among today's leading writers, speakers, and practitioners in the area of K-12 information literacy and online information. They are:

· Pam Berger
· Deb Logan
· Kathy Schrock
· Debbie Abilock
· Alice Yucht
· Peter Milbury
· Marjorie Pappas
· Linda Joseph
· Ken Haycock
· David Barr
· Sue Fox
· Frances Jacobson Harris

Each expert shares specific techniques for helping students develop effective research skills. Their advice will be useful to any teacher, librarian, or parent whose aim is to equip students with tools and habits that can help them succeed in an information-driven society, the announcement states. A Web page supporting the book features links to over 200 resources recommended in the book.

Joyce Kasman Valenza is librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania, techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the author of two previous books.

Super Searchers Go to School (260 pp/softbound/ISBN: 0-910965-70-6/$24.95) is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. It is available in bookstores through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) or by calling (800) 300-9868 [outside U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; faxing (609) 654-4309; e-mailing; or on the Web at

Source: Information Today, Inc.,

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