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Thank You: National Forum on Information Literacy says “Goodbye”…

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On May 26, 2016, the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) took down its advocacy shingle, after more than 27 years of dedicated service.

Originally established in 1989 by the American Library Association’s Presidential Committee on NFILbadge_stars-stripesInformation Literacy,  the mission of the National Forum on Information literacy was to promote information literacy nationwide and abroad (ALA 1989).

During that time frame, the National Forum made significant strides to do just that.

In 2009, President Obama issued the first federal proclamation, establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month, one of the crowning achievements of our legacy.

We do want to take this opportunity to thank all those, both at home and abroad, who have supported the advocacy efforts of the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Our milestone accomplishments do speak to our record of success.  Adaptation of information literacy continues to grow steadily around the globe.

It’s our hope that the work of mainstreaming information literacy practice continues, particularly for those who believe in the empowering influence of information literacy practice as a key linchpin for those learners seeking educational and career success.

Access to the NFIL Final Report (Dec. 2015) is available:

Weiner, S.A. and Jackman, L.W. 2015. Final report on the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL). Journal of Information Literacy, 9(2), pp. 129-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/9.2.2006

For further information contact Purdue University Library, home to the NFIL Archives.

 

 

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