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Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island Issues Information Literacy Proclamation

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On October 6, Rhode Island’s Governor, Gina M. Raimondo, signed a proclamation acknowledging October as Information Literacy month and urged citizens across the state to join in the celebration.

Rhode Islanders have been celebrating information literacy awareness ever since then Governor Chaffee issued its very first information literacy proclamation in 2012.

“…through public awareness, the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations seek to remind citizens, employers, government agencies, and institutions of the importance of information literacy for economic prosperity, social cohesion, educational opportunity and quality of life…”

Congratulations goes to the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) and the leadership of the Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART), Mary C. MacDonald of URI and Maura Keating of Bryant University, for their on-going support and enthusiasm in spearheading this very worthwhile effort.

Their recognition of the importance of promoting this critical skill set throughout its statewide community epitomizes their multifaceted  role as forward thinking educators and public servants to the people of Rhode Island…an example for the nation!

Rhode Island’s Information Literacy Proclamation-Oct. 2015

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