S. O. S. for Information Literacy a spot on their coveted Top 25 Web Sites for Teaching and Learning. It falls under the Curriculum Sharing standard found in the Guidelines for School Library Programs: Instructional Partner.
On site they define themselves as follows: a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos, and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy. (K-16)
Units, collections of lessons, can be done alone or through collaboration. Units can not be created unless at least two lessons have been previously selected for the site.
There is a very thorough tutorial which defines a Builder and guides the user through its setup step by step.
In addition to tutorials for making your own lesson plans, units, ideas and builders there is also a simple guide to using the search function at the site. At the top enter in a keyword or topic, select a grade level, and choose whether you are looking for lesson plans, ideas or builders.
The home page of the site will feature lesson plans, ideas and builders that you might want to try in your classroom or library media center. After nearly thirty-four years as a certified library media specialist I just might be spending a few hours each day in my retirement entering in lessons and ideas for others to use. What a great collaborative project spearheaded by the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University with major support from the national government, Institute of Museum and Library Services.