Blazing TRAILS: Leading Your School Toward Total Information Fluency

Forge a new path to assessing information literacy in your school. Explore TRAILS (Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) -- an online knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This This FREE, user-friendly tool helps pinpoint the information skills with which your students struggle most. Presenters will demonstrate TRAILS assessments and share how they used them in their library programs. Participants will leave with specific strategies for implementing TRAILS in their secondary library program.

Karen Levy ( ) is a library media specialist at Columbus Campus High School in the Bronx. Linda Cuff ( is the library media specialist at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice and The Eagle Academy for Young Men, both located in the Bronx. Roseann Bayer( is a newly certified library media specialist at the IS 143 Eleanor Roosevelt Campus Library in Washington Heights. Linda Moser-Mata ( is a library media specialist at the John Jay Campus in Park Slope, Brooklyn. All four presenters were introduced to TRAILS as part of the Campus Library Network – a New Visions for Public Schools/NYCSLS collaborative professional development effort to support libraries serving more than one school in a building.