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Horton Receives NFIL Commendation

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in News Archives | Comments Off

Horton Receives NFIL Commendation

Dr. F. Woody Horton Receives Certificate of Excellence from the Natl. Forum on Information Literacy An acknowledged information literacy pioneer and dedicated advocate for information literacy practice worldwide, Dr. Horton’s passion symbolizes the mission behind celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month every October. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On October 8th, the Board of Directors of the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) enthusiastically awarded Dr. F. Woody Horton, Jr. of Washington, D.C. its...

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October, 2014 National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in News Archives | Comments Off

October, 2014 National Information Literacy Awareness Month

An Editorial Commentary… October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month…so what does that exactly mean for the American public? A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the on-going challenge of mainstreaming information literacy practice within our K-16 educational pipeline. Although the term itself, information literacy, is not mentioned, their research observations clearly reflect the deep concerns often expressed by many information literacy advocates. Remember the Digital Divide…it’s alive...

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The Issue of Copyright and the Public Domain in the U.S. 2014 Updated

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

The Issue of Copyright and the Public Domain in the U.S. 2014 Updated

Peter B.  Hirtle of Cornell University published an update on his original work, “Recent Changes To The Copyright Law: Copyright Term Extension,” Archival Outlook, January/February 1999.  This chart version was updated in January of 2014. The historical evolution and application of this Constitutionally endorsed, legislative monopolistic practice underscores the importance of embedding  information literacy practice throughout K-16 so every educated American knows their rights in terms of not only creative expression, but...

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Idaho’s ABLE Program – An Opportunity Awaits!

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

Idaho’s ABLE Program – An Opportunity Awaits!

For all you information literacy aficionados who love libraries, but never had any formal instruction and/or training in the field of library and information science, an opportunity awaits! Since 1998, the Idaho Commission on Libraries has sponsored ABLE, Alternative Basic Library Education, a free, online training program designed specifically for library workers with no formal education in library and information science.  And, guess what?  Non-library workers, educators, or any workplace professionals can participate in the program as...

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“I’m Information Literate…Are You??”

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

“I’m Information Literate…Are You??”

September 30 – October 4, 2013 – The NBC  Today Show is hosting a week long series on information overload, misinformation, and deception .  The name of the series is “Fact or Fiction”…a fitting tribute to begin the October celebration of National Information Literacy Awareness Month!   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the...

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Facebook Campaign – Information Literacy!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

Facebook Campaign – Information Literacy!

Join our Facebook Community. Also, don’t forget to join the NFIL Badge Brigade!

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Join Us at the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

Join Us at the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013

Have you made your travel plans to attend the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL) in our nation’s capitol on October 31-November 2, 2012? USCAL brings together adult literacy advocates and educators to share new ideas, learn from leading thinkers, and inspire one another. Perhaps that’s why so many attendees describe USCAL as the highlight of their year. This year, the closing session at USCAL will focus on new data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), to be released in early...

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2014 UNESCO Information Literacy…

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in In The News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

2014 UNESCO Information Literacy…

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide (2014) – An updated version is now available. A long time advocate for Information Literacy and supporter of the National Forum on Information Literacy, Dr. F. Woody Horton, Jr. , edited, along with a host of colleagues, an updated version which includes a multilingual compilation of a diverse array of information literacy resources. The UNESCO publication is available for...

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Next Generation K-12 Science Standards

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Next Generation K-12 Science Standards

The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve partnered to create the next generation K-12 science standards through a collaborative state-led effort.  The new framework is available at the National Research Council site icon listed below. To all educators including librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens – may we suggest that you explore the contents and let us know how information literacy practice is integrated throughout...

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Health Literacy: A National Responsibility – Our Brothers’ Keeper

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Health Literacy: A National Responsibility – Our Brothers’ Keeper

In an article recently published (March, 2013)  in the College and Undergraduate Libraries Journal, Dr.  Lana W. Jackman, President of the National Forum on Information Literacy, interviewed a pioneer of the health literacy movement, Helen Osborne.  Ms. Osborne critically assesses the importance of health literacy practice and its challenges gaining traction in our nation’s political mine field of healthcare politics. Ms. Osborne also initiated Health Literacy Month, the same month as National Information Literacy Awareness Month...

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