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CUE and CSLA Partner for Third Year to Produce Information Literacy Summit

January 12, 2016


-- Joyce Valenza Featured Speaker --


Walnut Creek, Calif., January 12, 2016 -- CUE and the California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to partner for a third year in a special day-long summit in conjunction with the CUE 2016 National Conference in Palm Springs, CA. The CUE/CSLA Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 on the last day of the conference. Registration for the Summit is included in all conference registrations, including the Saturday-only rate.


According to Jane Lofton and Liz Dodds, two CSLA Past Presidents coordinating the summit, “CSLA is delighted to co-sponsor this summit and share with CUE attendees some vital aspects of Information Literacy since helping students to become information literate is so crucial to their futures as they enter college and the work force.”  


Information Literacy is the ability to assess the need for information, access information sources effectively and efficiently, evaluate information for accuracy and quality, and use it appropriately. It is a cross-disciplinary skill crucial for college and career readiness and a foundation for lifelong learning and leadership. The summit, led by teacher librarians from the California School Library Association (CSLA), will hone those information literacy skills with which educators can then empower their students. 


This year’s Summit features special guest speaker Joyce Valenza.  Joyce’s Session, Transliteracy/Metaliteracy: An Unintentional Film Festival or 10 Big Things We Should Be Teaching in 2016, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.


Valenza has been studying, writing about, and working with young people, technology, and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Masters of Information program at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Prior to that, she was the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania. Joyce writes the award-winning NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and also writes VOYA’s Technology Tag Team column.


Joyce Valenza's Sessions at the CUE 2016 National Conference:

  • Transliteracy/Metaliteracy: An Unintentional Film Festival or 10 Big Things We Should Be Teaching in 2016

  • App Smashing

  • Social Media Curation


Additional Saturday Summit presentations include What Matters to You, Matters! The Student’s Personal Interest Framework by Glen Warren, Students Are Makers: Building Information Literacy Skills through Makerspace Programs by Jane Lofton, and Students as Social Media Content Creators -- We Can Empower Them! by Liz Dodds. On Friday, Jane Lofton and Gail Desler are also presenting Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation.


For more information or to register for the CUE conference, go to www.cue.org/national


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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


About CSLA

CSLA advocates for excellence in school library programs, develops leaders in the school library field, and collaborates with other educational leaders to ensure that all California students are effective, responsible users and creators of ideas and information. | www.csla.net


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