2013 Information Literacy Proclamation Campaign Update
January, 2013 – The Little Engine That Could keeps chugging right along. Governors in twenty states have issued Information Literacy Awareness Proclamations! Congratulations to Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, Rhode Island, Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, Ohio, and Maine which are the leaders in accomplishing this project! Another 17 states (AL, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, ID, KS, LA, NH, NB, NJ, NM, OK, PA, UT, WY) and 2 territory (VI, Samoa) are working on drafts to submit.
To accomplish this worthwhile task, we need help from information literacy aficionados! Please contact me if your state is not on the above list of states and you would like to coordinate such a project. It is not very difficult or time-consuming, but it IS important! Official recognition of the importance of information literacy in a state results in greater visibility for information literacy and libraries among critical decision-makers and funders of education and workforce development.
Make sure you also visit Libraries Thriving. They have partnered with us on this very exciting adventure and have a few suggestions on how you can mainstream information literacy practice within your local community.
Piper, W. (1930). The little engine that could. Grosset & Dunlap.