National Information Literacy Awareness Month is October!
October is National Information Literacy Awareness month. In today’s digital world, people who are information literate know how to find, access, and critically evaluate information to improve their health, their environment, their education and workplace performance.
Having that skill set empowers them to interpret and make informed decisions about their lives, in essence, taking more responsibility for their own individual welfare and that of the nation.
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The National Forum on Information Literacy wishes to thank Credo Reference/Libraries Thriving for their steadfast support in helping us to mainstream information literacy practice!
Official Proclamation by President Barack Obama, 2009On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama’s issued a proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The evolution of this proclamation was a result of a joint petition submitted directly to the White House by Senator John F. Kerry and Senator Edward M. Kennedy on behalf of the National Forum on Information Literacy. Both senators agreed that preparing Americans to seek highly skilled jobs and compete successfully in a global marketplace was a top priority within our current economic recovery efforts.
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