Credo launches Literati Public supporting digital literacy and the library’s brand

June 15, 2012 – Boston, Oxford – Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (credoreference.com), today announced plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions.

Literati Public, developed in close partnership with public librarians, is a highly customizable solution that promotes the mission of public libraries by combining Credo’s content with newly developed platform technology.

In the quest to find new ways to meet the demands of today’s information user, Credo looked at key challenges and opportunities to offer more to public library patrons. Beyond its platform customizability, Literati Public offers libraries a broad collection of e-books tailored to the vast needs of public libraries and newly developed tools and services to help them promote their brand, events and outreach programs and to extend their valuable services to the community.

Literati Public will help libraries to meet their goals in key areas including:

  •     Funding
  •     Community outreach
  •     Local school collaboration
  •     Digital Literacy education
  •     Library marketing and promotion
  •     Usage of library resources

“Digital Literacy skills are essential, no longer simply ‘nice to have,’ and libraries are in the best position to teach those skills,” said Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. “With Literati Public, we are helping libraries to better serve their communities and to truly be the collaborative and educational spaces they aspire to be.”

Literati Public will be previewed at the upcoming ALA Annual conference in Anaheim, CA, in concert with Credo’s Amazing Stories from the Library contest. The solution will be generally available in October 2012.

For more information: corp.credoreference.com/literatipublic